The demolition of a building on Santa Monica Boulevard will continue after an appeals court rejected efforts to halt it. An appeal was filed by the Los Angeles Conservancy to halt the demolition of the building, which is located at 9080 Santa Monica Boulevard. The appeal was filed in response to a lawsuit that was filed to halt the demolition and subsequently rejected.
The appeal was rejected by the 2nd District Court of Appeals. Now that the appeal has been rejected, the demolition of the current building can begin, which opens up the projected plans from the Charles Company. The Charles Company wants to construct what they call the Melrose Triangle. This will be a lot with three buildings and 300,000 square feet of space. The plot of land is bounded by Almont Drive, Melrose Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard at the border with Beverly Hills.
The building that will be demolished, the 9080 Santa Monica, was built in 1928 and renovated into the style known as Streamline Moderne in 1938. Those who are opposed to the demolition argue that the building should be protected as a piece of history.
The original lawsuit filed in the case came in 2014 against the City of West Hollywood. It was filed by the Los Angeles Conservancy. A ruling against the Conservancy in the lawsuit came in January of 2016. In the appeals ruling, the judge ordered the Conservancy to pay the legal costs for West Hollywood and the Charles Company due to the appeal.
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Source: WEHOville, "Appeals Court Rejects Effort to Stop Demolition of 9080 Santa Monica Blvd.," Nov. 30, 2017