by David Mendez
Legado Redondo is no more…for now.
On Thursday night, the Redondo Beach Planning Commission voted to deny a conditional use permit for the Legado Companies’ mixed-use development at the corner of Palos Verdes Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway, which would have included 149 apartment units and 37,000 square foot of commercial development. The project has been a source of contention among members of the community since its first appearance before the planning commission in March of this year.
Legado’s intention for the night’s meeting wasn’t showcase the 149-unit version of their project. Their hope was that the commission would give a thumbs-up to a reduced-scale, Mediterranean-style iteration produced following an August hearing of the project. That version of Legado Redondo, as presented by company CEO Edward Czuker, consisted of 146 residential units and 23,764 square feet of commercial space.