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WeHo Residents Take Issue With Proposed Cancer Center Building



WeHo residents take issue with cancer center

WEST HOLLYWOOD (Beverly Press) — The proposed medical research center would replace three parcels and a public right-of-way alley on a nearly one-acre site. (photo by Ryan Mancini) West Hollywood residents voiced concerns during a scoping meeting at the West Hollywood Library on Tuesday about a proposed development planned at the corner of Beverly and North Robertson boulevards.

The project would demolish buildings located at the site and replace them with a 10-story mixed-use office building. Though intended to be a cancer research center, it will also include an underground parking lot, retail stores, restaurant and café. The Charles and Ray Eames building will remain. Construction for the development would take 30 months.

Some audience members asked about the medical center’s proximity to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and whether another center was necessary. Darren Embry, community development director of the real estate firm Faring, opened the meeting.

“In discussions with other healthcare providers in the southland, they are very enthusiastic about partnerships […]

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