Calif. Appeals Court OKs Playa Vista Expansion

Law360, New York (November 10, 2011, 4:32 PM EST) -- Environmental groups on Wednesday lost their bid to keep Los Angeles from allowing Playa Capital Co. LLC to add more than 360,000 square feet to a retail and residential development, with a California appeals court upholding a revised environmental impact statement for the project.

In an unpublished decision, the appeals court ruled that the city had not erred in approving the new report, which acknowledged the project's possible effect on two nearby archaeological sites and discussed the impact that a rise in sea level could have...
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