Westwood group sues, files petition against proposed UCLA housing project

By Jacob Preal : dailybruin – excerpt

A Westwood group is suing the University of California and UCLA over a proposed student-housing project in Westwood Village.

The Westwood History and Architecture Association and Steve Sann, chair of the Westwood Community Council, filed a petition Wednesday ordering UCLA to halt a building project at the UCLA Extension site building on Le Conte Avenue. The suit claims that UCLA and the UC have not adequately followed California Environmental Quality Act guidelines.

The act requires building projects adhere to the rules of state and local agencies regarding their possible environmental impacts. The UC’s CEQA handbook requires that UC campuses make their buildings compatible with their surroundings…(more)

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