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October 2014

The Alta Mira Gated Community proposed for 105 acres Joshua Tree is attempting a come-back. This ill-conceived development is not appropriate given its scale and density, especially since it would wrap around two sides of the Friendly Hills Elementary School. Traffic is one of several impacts of concern. 

Thanks to those who attended the September MAC meeting to share your concerns!

Thanks to the work of MBCA Directors working with the County Planning Department, support documents about the Alta Mira Project are available on this website. Review the documents, read MBCA's assessment and learn how to register your comments to the County Planners.

Note that the Altamira Housing Project COMMENT PERIOD has been EXTENDED!

Don’t delay in sending your comments to ensure they are included in the packet Commissioners receive by the date of the Planning Committee meeting. The meeting date has not been verified - it is anticipated it will be held in November or December, 2014.






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commented 2014-09-10 20:11:48 -0700
The new website is looking good!
commented 2014-09-09 11:23:41 -0700
Hey that’s an idea – when the units don’t sell as homes the developers can repurpose the project as a prison! The good news that we heard at the MAC meeting last night is that the public comment period has been extended 30 days. More time for us to get the word out & let folks know how important it is to express opposition to County Planning. This project certainly warrants a CEQA report to avoid the great potential for unfortunate impacts to the landscape & community we love and work to protect!
commented 2014-09-09 10:56:05 -0700
Site looks great. Let’s beat back the Altamira Project, we don’t need something that looks like a Minimum Security Prison on paper.
commented 2014-09-05 10:42:00 -0700
Great to know you’re with us, Tom! Pat Flanagan gets many gold stars for the work she did researching Alta Mira. That should get a lot of folks in the Basin’s attention and hopefully plenty of response to County Planning demanding that housing project is rejected.
commented 2014-09-04 10:50:04 -0700
Thanks for all you do for our community!
followed this page 2014-04-16 07:03:08 -0700
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