California Officials Approve Fire Zone Development

Housing project to be built in fire-prone area

 

 

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Los Angeles County supervisors have approved a massive housing project in fire-prone mountains.

Supervisors voted 4-1 Tuesday to approve the 19,000 home Centennial development at Tejon Ranch.

Supporters touted the project as part of a solution to the state’s severe housing shortage. Opponents said it would destroy pristine lands and present a major fire risk.

The development in the planning stages for two decades calls for homes being built off Interstate 5 in the mountains that separate Los Angeles from the Central Valley to the north.

Developers say they will build neighborhoods to minimize fire hazards.

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Opponents cited recent wildfires in rural lands, including the Paradise fire that killed at least 85 people and destroyed 14,000 homes.

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Housing project to be built in fire-prone area     LOS ANGELES (AP) – Los Angeles County supervisors have approved a massive housing project in fire-prone mountains. Supervisors voted 4-1 Tuesday to approve the 19,000 home Centennial development at Tejon Ranch. Supporters touted the project as part of a solution to the state’s severe housing […]

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