March 21, 2016 Comments Off on Fullerton Seeks $20M for Land Preservation Views: 223 California, California News, Orange County, West

Fullerton Seeks $20M for Land Preservation

The city of Fullerton plans to acquire 24 acres of West Coyote Hills for nearly $20-million, in order to preserve the land from development. The land is part of a 510-acre project that Chevron-owned Pacific Coast Homes is seeking to develop.

The developer wants to build 760 homes on roughly 200 acres, with the remaining 310 acres preserved as open space. Pacific Coast Homes is open to sell parcels of land for preservation, if interested buyers can raise funds by early next year.

The city needs to secure grant funding to buy the 24 acres, which would eliminate 76 homes from the project and preserve all of the land between Gilbert and Euclid St.’s as contiguous open space. The project is being challenged by the community.

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