Going to the Races

Locals are concerned that a real estate development approved to replace Hollywood Park, one of California's few remaining thoroughbred racetracks, will be underused in this housing crisis.
June 19, 2009, 8am PDT | Liyuan Huang
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The plans include a 300-room hotel and a casino.

"[A] group of Hollywood Park supporters have been lobbying city hall, insisting that the destruction of the 71-year-old track will be a significant economic and cultural loss for Inglewood. Becker said she did not rule out future lawsuits to try to stop the project from going forward. She and the other supporters of the track see the mixed-use development as contributing to urban sprawl, adding nothing of architectural significance to the region."

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Published on Tuesday, June 16, 2009 in The Architect's Newspaper
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