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Judge Orders Construction to Stop on East Hollywood Target Project

Under construction Target at Sunset and St. Andrews across from the Home Depot.
Under construction Target at Sunset and St. Andrews across from the Home Depot.

In an unexpected turn of events, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Richard Fruin, Jr. has ordered retailer Target Corp. to stop construction on the almost 200,000 square foot retail project on the corner of Western Avenue and Sunset Boulevard.

The project has been under challenge by a group called Citizens Coalition Los Angeles. CCLA contends that the project ‘disrupts the current character of the neighborhood’. The main contention is that the building is out of scale with height restrictions in the area. The limit is 35 feet and the Target is projected to be over 74 feet above grade.


Construction has been allowed to continue during this challenge and the foundation, walls and roof are complete.

CD13 Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell issued the following statement regarding the stop work order:

“This unfortunate series of events throws the project in limbo and that is not good for Hollywood. My office is working with the City Attorney, the Mayor’s Office, the Department of Building & Safety, and Target to respond to the Court’s orders while balancing the need to keep the project going. This in an important project that is providing employment opportunities for local residents and formerly homeless transitional aged youth as well as increasing the City’s tax base and despite legal challenges it will be completed. Sunset and Western is one of the most heavily traveled intersections of Hollywood, and with the completion of the Target complex it will have the vibrant and quality retail that it deserves. Everyone should support that.”

Read more:

LA Times – Judge Orders Target to Stop Building Hollywood Shopping Center 

LAist – Partially-Built Hollywood Target Ordered To Stop Construction

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  1. The Target will help the area. I wonder how much imput
    the large store around had any thing to do with the stoppage. Kroger, Ross, Marshals, starbucks Mc
    I was looking forward to doing my Xmas shopping there.


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