Quakes

New state maps put Hollywood buildings on faults

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The California state geologist released revised earthquake fault maps today as required by state law — with possible big consequences for development in Hollywood and in the city of West Hollywood. The maps — which are drafts pending a 90-day public comment period — place the proposed Millennium Hollywood project, the Blvd 6200 development now under construction and a planned apartment complex on Yucca Street within the Hollywood Fault's zone. The Hollywood fault runs generally from Atwater Village and Los Feliz west through Hollywood and into West Hollywood. State law forbids building on earthquake faults, but these maps are not currently in use by cities. Los Angeles, in particular, was using outdated maps.

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