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Angels Continue to Voice Objections to Development

Proposed Angel Stadium development

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim continue to voice their objections to a proposed development, and may up their efforts to stop the plan.Rights to development around Angel Stadium have become a contentious issue.  LT Global Investment has been seeking to use a portion of the stadium’s parking lot for a development that will include residential units and an entertainment complex. The Angels, meanwhile, are trying to map out a similar proposal that would help pay for upgrades to Angel Stadium, and fear that the area is not suited to support two developments.

This tension was once again evident early last week, when Anaheim’s planning commission approved LT Global Investment’s plan. That vote came despite the Angels’ objections, and now the team is reaching out to the City of Anaheim and requesting that more studies be conducted on the proposal. Specifically, the team is requesting a more thorough environmental review.

The city contends that LT Global Investment’s plan falls under studies that were already conducted for a proposed development in the area of Angels Stadium, which has been billed the Platinum Triangle. The Angels, however, believe that more study is necessary, and are taking action. More from the Los Angeles Times:

In the letter, Angels attorney George Mihlsten said the planning commission approved the project with “very limited environmental review and no opportunity for public review,” and he asked the council to order a new environmental impact report.

Angels spokeswoman Marie Garvey declined to rule out the possibility that the team would sue Anaheim if the City Council does not do so.

“We are not limiting any of our options but hope the City Council will require an EIR,” Garvey said.

Right now, the fate of LT Global Investment’s proposal lies in the hands of the city council. The planning commission’s vote moved the project to the council, which is expected to decide on the development later this month.

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