Woodfin Hotel site plans illegally encroach on wetland

Published Apr 10, 2011

After a review of the site plans and wetland delineation reports by the developer's biologist, We ARE Marina del Rey has determined that the site plans encroach on the wetland and its buffer by at least 40 feet. What we discovered was the plans call for "moving" the wetland south in order to make room for the hotel. This places the project in violation of the California Coastal Act and possibly the federal Clean Water Act. Local resident and Professor Emeritus, Daniel Gottlieb confirmed our findings using googlemaps and a compass.

If this is correct, than the existing plans need to be modified and should send the project back to the application stages. LA County's Department of Regional Planning spokeperson, Michael Tripp, denied that the wetland was being moved but later said that if this is true, then the site plans must change.

Check back soon for updates.

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