Target at Sunset & Western Will Be Completed After All

After a nearly five year delay and plenty of outrage on both sides of the debate, the unfinished and dust-gathering Target at Sunset and Western will finally resume construction. Los Angeles’s building and safety department has approved plans for the construction and will allow the height of the project to remain at 74 feet.

For many neighboring residents and those of us who commuted past the Target Husk every day, the news is met with a sigh of relief. It’s about time. It’s been a long and winding road for the project. In 2012, the La Mirada Neighborhood Association, represented by attorney Robert Silverstein, sued the city for allowing the Target to reach a height of 74 feet on a site where building heights were only permitted to be capped at just 35 feet. A judge sided with La Mirada two years later, forcing work on the property to stop and leaving a partially built structure, or eyesore as many felt it to be, on the site.

In 2016, the City Council attempted to fix the issue by creating a special area around the Target where the building’s height would be permissible. La Mirada Neighborhood Association successfully sued again, but in August, the court of appeals reversed that decision, and in December, a Supreme Court judge reconfirmed that the city’s height changes could take effect, paving the way for work to resume.

So when can you shop at this new Target? Target has, so far, not revealed their construction timeline. So, for now, we’ll have to keep on traveling to the Targets in Hollywood, Glendale, Downtown, and Eagle Rock.

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