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|December 16, 2017|
Villages of Lakeview adds pressure for new parkway
LAKEVIEW – (INT) – County approval for the ‘Villages of Lakeview’ is likely to boost arguments for the controversial Mid-County Parkway now bogged down in court challenges.
The billion dollar project envisioned as an eventual freeway would link Perris with San Jacinto roughly paralleling the Ramona Expressway as it cuts through the rural community of Lakeview.
Riverside County supervisors have approved ‘Villages of Lakeview’ as a combination of 8,725 single-family homes and condominiums spread over 2,800 acres.
Backers say it would help resolve a regional housing shortage. But, opponents argue it would add to urban sprawl in a rural area bordering the San Jacinto Wildlife Area while dumping more traffic on the already congested nearby Route 215 freeway.
At a rate of 3-occupants per unit, the ‘Villages of Lakeview’ could boost the population of Lakeview by 26,000.
Developers don’t have a groundbreaking date and say that construction could be ongoing for 20-years.
Story Date: December 11, 2017