PR/JSM Rivara LLC v. Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles
Citation: 40 ELR 20014
No. No. B213051, (Cal. Ct. 2d Dist., 12/17/2009)
A California appellate court upheld the dismissal of developers' petition to set aside design guidelines for a development project in North Hollywood. The design guidelines are not a zoning ordinance and, therefore, need not comply with the procedural and individualized notice requirements of the state Planning and Zoning Law. In addition, the developers failed to demonstrate how the guidelines are inconsistent with the general plan or conflict with state density bonus laws. And claims that the guidelines were adopted in violation of the California Environmental Quality Act are time barred.