Traffic Commission to review proposed Yorba Linda home project
Orange County Register (CA), 2014-06-12
June 12 -- The Yorba Linda Traffic Commission is expected to review 55 single-family, detached homes near Prospect and Brooklyn avenues later this month.
The Planning Commission voted 4-1 on Wednesday to send the project to the Traffic Commission .
City staffers had recommended that the Planning Commission approve the project for the vacant 5.6-acre property rezoned by Yorba Linda Voters through Measure H in 2012.
If approved by the City Council , it would be the third high-density housing project approved for construction within the last year.
" City Ventures is just trying to push this project through as fast as they can," said Tim McCune , a resident who lives off of Brooklyn .
McCune said he is worried about the traffic impacts of new homeowners using Brooklyn to get to Lakeview Elementary .
He said the road already sees a lot of cars and would be unsafe to walk on with more traffic.
Sharon Buchanan's house on Mariah Court backs up to the proposed development.
She spoke against it, saying the new homes would be 15 feet from her property line.
The city's standard is 50 feet from the property line, but the developer is asking for concessions so it can include 11 homes targeting affordable- to moderate-income buyers.
Joe Oftelie , director of development for City Ventures , said these units would cost more than $400,000 .
Several neighbors spoke in opposition to the project, while one resident on nearby Wabash Circle voiced support.
City Ventures received city approval in January for a separate development that includes 18 townhouses at Wabash Avenue and Rose Drive , about a block away from its Prospect Avenue project.
Eventually, the Planning Commission will again review the project before it goes to the council.
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