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Friday, February 27, 2009

One Major Threat to L.A.-Orange Co. Wildlife Corridor is in Limbo; another appears

Hills for Everyone newsletter
February 25, 2009

Shell-Aera Stalled

Most of you have provided your email address to Hills For Everyone because of your concern over the proposed 3,600 unit Shell-Aera project proposed on the hills between Brea and Diamond Bar. At this point this project is stalled dead in its tracks.

You may recall Shell-Aera first took its project to Los Angeles County since its land is in unincorporated territory. Three years later (in spring 2006) L.A. County Planning told Shell-Aera to redesign its project because it had too many negative impacts that could not be mitigated. Unwilling to compromise, Shell-Aera took the same project to the City of Diamond Bar in hopes of annexing its land into that city.

A public meeting in May 2007 exposed substantial opposition to the massive project particularly when the traffic projections revealed that 50,000 additional cars would join local streets and freeways. In addition, Diamond Bar would need to amend its General Plan with regard to grading since the Aera project required 57 million yards of dirt be moved to create housing pads.

The project proceeded to be reviewed by Diamond Bar staff. In May 2008, the City told Shell-Aera to redesign the project to make it less impactful, more cutting edge and "greener." The City also stopped any further review until a redesigned project was submitted. Nothing has occurred since then.

New Threat to Diamond Bar Quality of Life
We have been asked by residents of Diamond Bar who oppose the NFL Stadium to send this information to our email list.

Majestic Realty plans to build a 75,000 seat NFL stadium with practice fields, training facilities, restaurants, and entertainment venues on Grand Avenue (where the 60 and 57 freeways meet).

Learn more about the NFL Stadium project at:

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