Target ordered to stop building Hollywood store

LOS ANGELES (AP) A judge has ordered Target Corp. to stop work on a partly built Hollywood store that exceeded height regulations.

The Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday that a Superior Court judge sided with two community groups who claimed the 74-foot-tall structure exceeded a 35-foot limit.

The court said the City Council must invalidate permits for the project and halt all construction.

Target has asked the 2nd District Court of Appeal to let work proceed. A foundation, walls and a roof have already been built.

The size and scale of development is frequently a controversial issue in Hollywood.