Majority of community opposes Cheval Blanc project
Re “Cheval Blanc hearing continued until November,” Oct. 13 issue
For some reason, our local papers have published misleading pictures of the proposed Cheval Blanc development.
The [Beverly Hills] Weekly and Courier published a picture which makes the up-to-9-story development look like it will only be about 3-stories high. This picture was reportedly provided by the developer to the newspapers.
On the other hand, the Beverly Press did not publish a picture of Cheval Blanc but rather published, without explanation, a picture of one of the existing charming two-story buildings which will be knocked down to build Cheval Blanc.
It has also been mentioned in local news stories that no one objected to the city council’s approval of this project, as if all residents are in favor of it. The fact is that there were no objections to the monstrous project because our City Council majority does not understand or care that this excessively large project destroys the enchanting village atmosphere which now exists there.
If the vast majority of residents really favored this project, it would not seem necessary for the developer to provide a misleading picture to make the development look like it will only be about 3-stories high.
Darian Bojeaux’s letter correctly points out that the photo in the Cheval Blanc article in the Oct. 13 issue is of a building that would be demolished if the project was approved to move forward. The caption did not mention that. We apologize for the oversight.