LA Council Returns Chinatown's Big-Box Ban To Committee

Law360, New York (November 7, 2012, 6:25 PM EST) -- The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday sent back to a lower committee a proposal to ban any new building permits for retail projects spanning 20,000 square feet or more in Los Angeles' Chinatown area, after the measure failed to snag the required votes last month.

The controversial interim control ordinance has been referred back to the city's planning and land use committee at the request of its sponsor, Councilman Ed Reyes. The proposal, which was spurred largely by an embattled Wal-Mart Stores Inc. project currently...
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