The 12-to-1 L.A. City Council vote against Home Depot on Wednesday morning means that the project determination is no longer appealable. The Home Depot must now decide if it will apply for a Project Permit Compliance Review with the City Council Planning Board, and all this entails, or simply drop the plans for a store at this location.
Should they proceed, they must do an Environmental Impact Study, have it reviewed by the Planning Board and go through all the processes needed to complete these studies. The process could take from four months to over a year.
Though Home Depot hasn’t said whether or not they will be moving forward with the project, company spokesperson Sarah Molinari wanted to make it clear that if they do, it will only benefit the community.