At a public hearing during Tuesday night's City Council meeting, council members listened to a description of the project and heard comments pro and con from the public.
Several residents who live particularly close to Rosecrans Avenue and Sepulveda Boulevard once again expressed concerns about the traffic impact on their neighborhood, parking structures and the perceived increase in crime they would bring and other issues. The Environmental Impact Report required for the project concluded the traffic effects would not be significant.
Others, including residents from Hermosa Beach and the Palos Verdes Peninsula, championed the project as long overdue.
The redevelopment project would roll out in phases. Mall officials say tenant Apple has said the popular computer store will leave if they are not given substantially more retail space.
Project details and more information are available here: Manhattan Beach gets its first peek at Manhattan Village mall redevelopment plan (Daily Breeze)
Public hearings on Manhattan Village mall redevelopment:
- Sept. 10, 6 p.m., Council Chambers at City Hall, 1400 Highland Avenue
- Sept. 17: 6 p.m. during the City Council meeting at City Hall. Council could vote on the plan at this meeting.