ECHO PARK — The owner of a helipad atop an eight-story Sunset Boulevard office building is seeking city permission to continue operating the facility in the middle of the neighborhood.
The owners of Angel City Helispot, located at the top of the 138-foot-high office building owned by the Church of the Foursquare Gospel, want the city’s Planning Department to renew a conditional use permit to continue to allow helicopters to land and take off from the rooftop. A representative for Angel City Helispot is scheduled to appear on Tuesday, April 14 before the Planning and Land Use Committee of the Echo Park Elysian Neighborhood Council to discuss the permit.
The helipad has been used for more than 50 years by helicopters flown by public agencies as well as private operators. Last month, residents who lived near the helipad complained about a helicopter that landed and departed numerous times during the course of the evening. An employee in the church’s media relations department said they had no information about the helicopter activity.
The Eastsider has contacted a representative for Angel City Helispot for more details.