January 9, 2014

BIG CITY PROBLEMS: New Hollywood Fault Map Curbs Development in Hollywood, WeHo, Los Feliz. “State Geologist John Parrish dropped a political bomb today: a ‘regulatory’ map of the Hollywood Earthquake Fault that creates a slender, six-mile-long restricted zone starting at the trendy intersection of La Cienega and Sunset, crossing Hollywood and Los Feliz and even affecting Atwater Village. The new quake danger zone throws into chaos perhaps millions of dollars in proposed developments in L.A. and West Hollywood, cities which under law must ensure that all projects planned within its boundaries are earthquake-safe.”