New Target Store Approved for Sunset & Western in Hollywood

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Design plans for the Sunset & Western Target project (via CurbedLA
The City Council has given their approval to a development project that would put a controversial 3-story Target at the corner of Sunset and Western in Hollywood, according to CurbedLA. The strip mall property is currently home to a vacated Farm Fresh Ranch Market and a CVS Drugstore.

The controversy stems from the proposed project's height and the lack of adequate parking. CurbedLA broke down the building basics:

It's a three-level store, there are two levels of parking, and the store is on top. The lower level parking will have retail, too. There are a total of 458 parking spaces. The store will be 80 feet tall, much taller than what is usually allowed. Right now, commercial store heights are limited to 35 feet, or 75 feet for mixed-use buildings, in this section of the city.

Locals opposed to the project may opt to file suit to block or stall the project, however Target Corp. is stoked, and says they plan to break ground before the end of the year. The big red bullseye is also looking at putting in locations at 10861 Weyburn in Westwood, and at Pico and Sepulveda.