This month two development projects, one in Brea and the other in Yorba Linda, are moving forward with proposals for residential units on the steep hills adjacent to Chino Hills State Park. Hills For Everyone urges residents to submit comments on both projects--details are below. Additionally, if you are interested in getting outdoors this year below is a list of activities we think you''d enjoy in January and February.
The Canyon Crest project, now called Madrona, is moving forward with an updated Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The project proposes 162 housing units on 367 acres in eastern Brea. Below are a few of Hills For Everyone''s concerns about the project:
- The development requires the removal of nearly 1,500 oak and walnut trees.
- The property has burned four times already including in the Freeway Complex Fire.
- The project''s approval will require three Statements of Overriding Consideration on traffic, biology and air quality--a new precedent in Brea.
This is your opportunity to provide meaningful input on the EIR. Comments are due to the City of Brea by 5 PM on Tuesday, January 22nd to David Crabtree.
The Esperanza Hills project is moving forward with a Notice of Preparation of an EIR. The project proposes 340 housing units on 460 acres unincorporated land in Yorba Linda. Below are a few of Hills For Everyone''s concerns about the project:
- The project is bordered on two sides by Chino Hills State Park.
- The property has burned three times already including in the Freeway Complex Fire.
- The project uses already over-burdened streets that in an emergency will be gridlocked again.
This is your opportunity to provide meaningful input on what gets studied about the development as the County prepares the EIR. Residents may attend a Scoping Meeting on Thursday, January 31st at 6:30 PM. Comments are due to the County of Orange by 5 PM on Friday, February 1st to Kevin Canning.