A few weeks ago, I posted a story about a development project in Hollywood that was threatening the acoustic integrity of the famed Capitol Records Studios at Hollywood and Vine.
Well, HITS Magazine is reporting that an agreement has been reached between developer Second Street Ventures and Capitol Records that will preserve the studio. The Los Angeles City Council approved the development, while providing protective measures to the design plan to protect the recording studios under the building.
EMI and Hollywood preservations had fought plans for the condo development on Yucca, concerned that the construction, and its underground parking garage, would damage the famed studio's acoustics. Second Street Ventures, the developer, has agreed to a number of efforts to address construction concerns, including no activities after 10 a.m. within 40 feet of the property line, as well as using steel-tracked equipment and a foam-lined sound buffer to ensure the echo chambers adjacent to the studios aren't damaged. According to a statement released by the music group: "The agreement will protect the acoustic integrity and operations of the Capitol Records Studios and ensure it continues as one of the world's premiere recording facilities, as it has for more than 50 years."
Great news for music buffs and Hollywood historians alike.