More Quake Testing Urged for Hollywood Building Project

May 19, 2014

Los Angeles building officials have called for more seismic testing at a proposed Hollywood, Calif., development to determine if an earthquake fault runs under the project.

The Los Angeles Times reports the order this week by city geologist Dana Prevost comes after experts hired by the developer found no fault under the property.

The developer wants to build a 16-story apartment complex in Hollywood at the former home of KFWB’s radio studio. The project, which would feature 95 residential units and 14,000 square feet of office space, is just east of the controversial Millennium skyscraper project near the Capitol Records building.

The city wants the developer to do more trenching before issuing construction permits.

Soon after ordering more quake studies, Prevost announced his retirement after 15 years.

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