A proposal for the first-ever apartments in Sunnyvale has found its way to federal court, even as the town’s decades-old fair-housing suit remains on a path to resolution.
The Inclusive Communities Project had offered site plans for apartments on the land it owned on Belt Line Road as a remedy in its suit that dates to 1988.
Sunnyvale’s use of exclusionary zoning to keep from supporting its share of the Dallas area’s poor is discriminatory, ICP and its predecessors in the original suit say. The 2010 census shows Sunnyvale to have a 6.2 percent black population, compared with 22.3 percent for Dallas County as a whole.
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