May 20, 2019
Court ruling favors Redlands housing project for veterans
REDLANDS – (INT) – City officials area breathing a sigh of relief in light of a court ruling upholding the proposed Liberty Lane affordable housing project for veterans.

A petition brought by Citizens for Equitable Redlands claimed the project was not compatible with the established neighborhood, bringing adverse environmental impacts including aesthetic and noise impacts. The group also claimed the City Council acted in error in declining to prepare an Environmental Impact Report for the project.

The complex is proposed by developer ‘A Community of Friends’ and is designed for veterans and their families, individuals with special needs and low-income families and includes six apartment buildings with a total of 60 one-bedroom units, 19 two-bedroom units and one three-bedroom unit, communal facilities and support services for residents on-site. The 80-unit complex is planned on 4.72 acres at the southwest corner of Texas Street and Lugonia Avenue.

It passed the Redlands Planning Commission 6-0 and was given final approval by the Redlands City Council in October 2017.
Story Date: October 12, 2018
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