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High-Rise Restrictions Extended for 180 Days

The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday extended for 180 days restrictions on building high-rise apartments and condominiums next to single-family houses in a large part of Sherman Oaks.

The 12-0 vote sent the measure to Mayor Tom Bradley for his signature.

The affected area is bounded by Ventura and Valley Vista boulevards, Hazeltine Avenue and the San Diego Freeway. The measure continues a 3-story limit, and a 50% cut in density, on new construction on property zoned for apartments and condominiums.

It was the second six-month extension of the ordinance, which was designed to give city planners time to submit to the council a proposal for permanent controls on high-rise apartments.

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The council in February, 1987, imposed the limits at the request of Councilman Zev Yaroslavsky, who received complaints from homeowners about blocked views and loss of privacy and sun due to the construction of apartment and condominium complexes up to 5 stories high.


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