The Last of the Ballona Wetlands Face the Final Countdown



Today those against a proposed 288-room hotel, set to be build on the last undeveloped parcel in the marina, will appear at a hearing before the LA County Board of Supervisors in Downtown Los Angeles.

Ballona Wetlands Bird
Herons, Egrets, and other birds forage in the marsh on Via Marina at Tahiti Way.

On July 22, 2015 the Los Angeles County Regional Planning Commission approved the development which has been proposed for the vacant lot along the west side of the marina, on Via Marina between Marquesas and Tahiti Way.

Those against the development believe the space would better serve the community as a park arguing the area currently provides “a bit of breathing room and glimpses of wild nature in the city” and that “remnants of the historical Ballona Wetlands marsh” are still obvious.

At today’s hearing those behind the Ballona Institute campaign hopes to “challenge the decision of the Planning Commission and persuade the Board of Supervisors that (their) vision makes more sense.”

The hearing will take place at 9:00am this morning at 500 W Temple St, Los Angeles.

Read more about the marsh-land on the neighborhood Facebook page.