Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris (UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs) comments on Santa Monica’s Measure LV

November 2, 2016
A new mixed-use hotel, cultural, retail and residential development is slated for the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Ocean Avenue.
A new mixed-use hotel, cultural, retail and residential development is slated for the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Ocean Avenue.
(Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

Santa Monica’s Measure LV endeavors to restrict new development by mandating elections for most development projects taller than 32 to 36 feet. Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, associate dean of UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs, calls the measure “particularly restrictive,” maintaining that “it’s good planning to identify areas that can afford density.”

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