‘Zombie’ Target Project in Hollywood May Get New Life From L.A. City Council

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The long-running saga of a partially built Target shopping center in Hollywood took another twist Tuesday, with the city’s latest attempt at approving the project derailed by a disagreement over a child-care facility.

Workers at a partially built Hollywood Target shopping center in August 2014. (Credit: Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times)

Workers at a partially built Hollywood Target shopping center in August 2014. (Credit: Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times)

Target’s three-story shopping center has stood empty on Sunset Boulevard since August 2014, when a judge struck down the City Council’s approval of the project. The judge said the council should not have approved a 74-foot-tall shopping center in a location where such projects are limited to 35 feet.

The council’s Planning and Land Use Management Committee is weighing a proposal to change the planning rules for the Target site, increasing the height limit for the property.

City officials say that move would allow the project to move forward and withstand a legal challenge. But the committee postponed its decision for six weeks after learning that Target and the city are still at odds over the child-care issue.

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