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Zoning out: Will Hollywood embrace a destiny of density?

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Hollywood zoning regulations had their moment in the pre-summer sun on Tuesday when L.A. City Council voted unanimously to approve revised guidelines that could allow development of larger, taller buildings near subway stations and bus routes.

Those in favor of the Hollywood Community Plan say higher density and development near transit hubs make the city more attractive, as The Madeleine Brand Show noted. Opponents say more impact review is required, and that tall buildings would compromise the look, feel and traffic of Hollywood.

Some limits would be set under the new guidelines for development in Hollywood Hills communities, historic neighborhoods and other residential areas.