Developer Wants Changes to Hollywood Fault Quake Map

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The California Geological Survey in January released its draft map of the Hollywood fault, which put fault lines underneath three prominent development projects in Hollywood. In addition to Blvd6200, the map shows the fault crossing a proposed apartment complex on the southwest corner of Yucca Street and Argyle Avenue and the proposed Millennium Hollywood skyscraper towers.

“An earthquake fault line should not be drawn underneath Blvd6200, one of Hollywood’s largest residential and commercial projects”, a lawyer for the developer said Thursday. The lawyer, John M. Bowman, told the state Mining and Geology Board that the fault line drawn by the California Geological Survey “is not clearly detectable … and therefore is not sufficiently well-defined to be included on the map.”

State geologist John Parrish said he welcomes any new data. But so far, he said the developer’s geologist has not provided him evidence that backs up an alternate location of the fault. “You can argue, but you have to be persuasive with the evidence that’s there,” Parrish said. “If someone comes up with something that’s overriding all of that … we’d be glad to accept it.”

Knur, the geologist for the developer, told state geology board members Thursday he planned to do more testing on the site.,0,6820735.story#ixzz2w9we2ib2

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