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No City Council Review For Beverly Hills Waldorf Astoria

Posted Thursday, September 25 – 6:15 PM

By Matt Lopez

The Beverly Hills Waldorf Astoria successfully surmounted an unexpected hurdle on Tuesday, when the City Council voted 4-1 not to bring the project up for review. Councilman John Mirisch, the lone dissent, had asked his colleagues to review the process which led to Community Development Director Susan Healy Keene approving changes for the project. According to the staff report, among Keene’s approvals were granting the Waldorf Astoria a 4-foot height increase, the addition of a first-floor mezzanine and more than 2,000 square-feet of outdoor dining space.

“I’m not saying we shouldn’t accept it, I’m just saying it bears further process,” he said. “Looking at it, I like the design.”

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