'Silhouetting' Proposed Development

Five Los Angeles cities that control development on the coastal peninsula require the use of 'silhouetting' to alert neighbors about proposed development.
August 28, 2003, 9am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"The idea is to give a preview of what the new construction will look like — and a warning if neighborhood views of the ocean and the hillsides are likely to be wrecked after new walls and roofs are actually built... On the basis of the silhouettes, complaints can be registered in time for architects to try to work out compromises over height, building bulk and the positioning of structures."

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Published on Thursday, August 28, 2003 in The Los Angeles Times
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