Suit settled; condo project can be built

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals In May, the citizens group sued the city over a plan to build a 66-unit project slated for 10 acres on Kuehner Drive north of the Ronald Reagan Freeway. They tried to block the project at the base of Happy Face Hill, claiming it violated California’s environmental laws. Carol Solis, a representative of the group, was not available for comment Friday. The City Council approved the Larwin Co. project to build the 22-building complex, each containing about three units, by a vote of 4-1 in April. Neighbors opposed to the project complained about the loss of open space and wildlife habitat, increased traffic, pollution and urban sprawl. 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! SIMI VALLEY – A citizens group has settled a lawsuit against the developer of a condominium project near a prominent hill at the entrance to Simi Valley, officials said Friday. Amy Minteer, an attorney representing members of Concerned Citizens for Smart Growth, said the lawsuit was settled last month but declined to discuss the terms. City Manager Mike Sedell confirmed that a settlement had been reached and the project can go forward, but he couldn’t say when building might start. “I was really surprised that this group would settle a lawsuit for what I understand is a very small amount of money instead of trying to protect that property,” City Councilman Glen Becerra said. “Personally, my hope was this property could have been preserved in its natural state.” last_img

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