A planned film production studio in Sun Valley is the target of a lawsuit filed this week by residents living near the project.
Line 204, a Hollywood film production and rental company, is seeking to build 110,000 square feet of studio space and a 108,000-square-foot warehouse on a 10-acre property in the 11000 block of West Peoria Street.
The Los Angeles City Council gave its approval in August, which included a conditional use permit and required variances from zoning rules in order for the project to move forward.
The lawsuit filed Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court by several residents in the Shadow Hills neighborhood names the city as the defendant and alleges it failed to adequately consider the environmental effects of the studio, according to the Los Angeles Daily News.
The studio building will be about seven stories high while the warehouse will be 54-feet high, or about five stories.
The Daily News story cited Line 204 Chief Executive Butler as saying the warehouse will be next to three residences, but the studio space doesn’t directly abut any homes.
When the project was before the Los Angeles Planning Commission in April, residents objected to it over traffic concerns and the height of one building.
Line 204, founded by Butler in 1997, already operates three soundstages in Hollywood as well as renting out production supplies, communications equipment, lighting, props and production vehicles.