Big Benedict Canyon project dropped

The so-called Tower Lane construction project — a 42,000-square-foot main house, a villa of 27,000+ square feet, a 4,400-square-foot guest house, a 5,300-square-foot staff quarters and a 2,700-square-foot gatehouse — was withdrawn Thursday by the owner, reportedly Saudi prince Prince Abdulaziz ibn Abdullah ibn Abdulaziz al Saud. The application to the planning commission was withdrawn completely. "This development scheme should never have been allowed to get as far as it did," said resident Martha Karsh in a statement from Save Benedict Canyon.

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