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Kalnel Gardens v. City of L.A., 264434

In a developer's petition for a writ of administrative mandate seeking to overturn the City of Los Angeles's decision to halt a previously approved 15-unit housing project in Venice, the appeal of trial court's denial of the petition is: 1) dismissed in part as to the developer's cause of action based on the Housing Accountability Act because the developer did not seek appellate review by way of a writ petition as required by that statute; and 2) affirmed as to the remaining causes of action because there is substantial evidence that the proposed project violated the visual and scenic elements requirement of the California Coastal Act, and because the Coastal Act takes precedence over statutes awarding density and height increase bonuses for proposed residential developments that include affordable housing units.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2016/09/29




  • California Court of Appeal