Voters turning down project


first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Moorpark residents had to agree to allow construction on thousands of acres of protected open space because of SOAR – Save Open Space and Agricultural Resources – the city’s growth-control initiative. The plan required a simple majority to move forward. Supporters have long hailed the project, which has been in the planning stages for four years, for its amenities, including a man-made lake, a 2,121-acre nature preserve and road improvements. To entice voters, the developer offered other perks, including funding for new parks, a school and a fire station. Opponents of the initiative charged that the development would swallow open space, promote urban sprawl, clog traffic, destroy animal habitats, crowd schools and drain the city’s infrastructure. The special election cost $250,000. MOORPARK – Voters in early returns were rejecting a proposed 1,680-unit housing development north of the city, choosing to preserve the city’s small-town, rural character. With only absentee ballots counted Tuesday night, Measure A6 was losing with 2,513 votes against the proposal and just 98l for it. The measure asked the electorate of this suburb whether North Park Communities LLC should be allowed to build the project outside city limits in county-owned land, which has been protected from development. The ballot measure sought voter approval to annex the 3,544 acres necessary to add the homes north of Moorpark College. The $3 billion community would increase Moorpark’s population by 6,000 residents and generate some 23,000 daily car trips, say planners. Angie Valencia-Martinez, (805) 583-7604 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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