The Palladium project is, in many ways, just what elected leaders at Los Angeles City Hall say they want.
Under the proposal, two 30-story residential towers would go up a block from a Hollywood Boulevard subway station. It would add 731 homes in the middle of a housing crunch. And the project would be constructed entirely on parking lots, ensuring that the developer won't need to demolish a single rent-controlled apartment.
Nevertheless, the push to approve the Palladium Residences has found a powerful foe in the project's next-door neighbor, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, which says the development is too big for its surroundings.
Now, the foundation's bid to...