The Hollywood Millennium project continues to collect controversy, mainly due to the sheer scope of what is proposed. Proponents argue that the project fits nicely with what is zoned in the neighborhood, which has been partly responsible for the revitalization in that area. Supporters also claim that Millennium users can take advantage of existing Red Line service to fulfill their transportation needs. Opponents counter that the Red Line is not extensive enough to make it practical for both residents and visitors who intend to use Millennium.
Now Caltrans is weighing in by stating that the EIR for Millennium gave short shrift to its concerns regarding the project’s impacts on the 101 Freeway. Caltrans believes the project will exacerbate traffic on the thoroughfare even with the (supposedly) few vehicles the project would induce. To make the project more palpable to both residents and the LA City Council, developers proposed a smaller-scale version with shorter towers, even as the developer would retain the original entitlements. To see what is on the table, visit the project’s official website.