Apartment project upsets Mission Viejo, CA residents

July 12 – A plan to demolish the 120,000-square-foot former K-Mart building at the north end of the city and build a 320-unit  apartment complex in its place received initial city approval Monday night.

The Planning and Transportation Commission voted 3-2 in favor of the plan despite opposition from a dozen speakers and nearly 40 letter-writers. Commissioners William Ernisse and Cliff Swan dissented.

About 60 people attended Monday’s meeting, including at least 20 residents from Palmia, a gated community across the street from the proposed complex. Many of the residents spoke against the project, saying low-income housing often brings with it crime and citing concerns about whether UDR will finish the project.

Read more at The Orange County Register


About Bob Voelker

Vice President and General Counsel, StreetLights Residential - Building Places that Life the Human Spirit.
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