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Blink, blink, sniffel…

Blink, blink, sniffle.. That's me...blinking back tears of amazement as I read today's Fivepoint press release, announcing the sale of the first 781 lots in Valencia's Newhall Ranch, Mission Village project. I can’t believe it… I was beginning to believe that it might not happen in my lifetime. Learning today that it IS really going to happen, I have the long-awaited pleasure of sitting at my keyboard to write my very first personal news/blog post for Ranch on the River. I am ready to compose a masterpiece as if the keys on my keyboard were made of ivory... I am tickled with nervous...

Lennar Launches World’s First WIFI Smart Homes Controlled by Alexa

  July 24, 2017 This month Miami-based homebuilder Lennar Corporation has launched its WiFi certified smart homes designed for “seamless voice control, shopping and home automation.” Planned in association with the WiFi alliance, Lennar (the second largest homebuilder in the US, bringing 25,000+ homes to market each year) is the first to participate in its WiFi Home Design program designed to bring the optimum technology-using experience to the home. Its designs incorporate integrated home automation and voice control via Amazon Alexa as part of what the homebuilder labels its...

Newhall Ranch Will Bring Almost 22K Units to LA – Here’s Why It Still Won’t Fix the Housing Shortage

Emile Haddad, Rendering of Newhall Ranch townhouses (USC Lusk Center/Five Point Holdings) July 24, 2017 04:00PM Los Angeles County’s housing crisis is so severe that a even a massive development the size of a small city will offer little relief, experts say. Developer Five Point Holdings won key approvals last week for its Newhall Ranch project, which would bring 21,500 residential units to Los Angeles County over 15 to 20 years. But development would have to continue at the same pace —  and occur at a higher density — in order to have any real impact on the county’s housing...

Appeals Court Clears Path for First 1,400 Homes of Newhall Ranch

A new California Appellate Court ruling affirms the environmental review and approval of Landmark Village, part of Newhall Land’s proposed 20,000-home Newhall Ranch community west of Interstate 5, the company announced Wednesday. A three-justice panel of the California Second Appellate District unanimously supported a February 2013 ruling by the Los Angeles Superior Court that affirmed the development project’s Environmental Impact Report, and other land use permits,  as approved by the County of Los Angeles in late 2011. The court acted on a lawsuit brought against the County by...

Review Process Starts for Newhall Land’s ‘North Entrance’ with Town Center

Santa Clarita Valley residents will have a chance to weigh in on the “north entrance” to the eventual 20,000-home Newhall Ranch development at a public meeting March 24. Entrada North – “entrada” meaning entrance – is envisioned as a new Town Center with shopping, dining and entertainment surrounded by 1,150 multi-family residential units. Developed by The Newhall Land and Farming Co., Entrada North would sit on 479.3 acres southwest of the junction of Interstate 5 and Highway 126. Development would be concentrated in two main areas. “Site A” is the long-talked-about town...

Review Process Starts For Newhall Land’s ‘North Entrance’ with Town Center

Santa Clarita Valley residents will have a chance to weigh in on the “north entrance” to the eventual 20,000-home Newhall Ranch development at a public meeting March 24. Entrada North – “entrada” meaning entrance – is envisioned as a new Town Center with shopping, dining and entertainment surrounded by 1,150 multi-family residential units. Developed by The Newhall Land and Farming Co., Entrada North would sit on 479.3 acres southwest of the junction of Interstate 5 and Highway 126. Development would be concentrated in two main areas. “Site A” is the long-talked-about town...

California Supreme Court to Review Opinion in Newhall Ranch Dispute

The California Supreme Court has agreed to review a petition filed by environmental and Native American groups opposed to a recent state appellate court opinion in the decades-long dispute over plans to build a community of 60,000 residents about 35 miles north of Los Angeles. “We’re delighted that the Supreme Court has agreed to consider our arguments,” John Buse, senior attorney for the Center for Biological Diversity, said in an interview Friday. “They involve issues essential to the state’s environmental review process and the privileged role of the public.” The opinion by the...

Court Upholds 2nd Phase of Newhall Ranch Development

The Newhall Land and Farming Co. announced Tuesday that the Los Angeles Superior Court has upheld the extensive environmental review process that was conducted for the company’s Mission Village development, a village within Newhall Ranch. In upholding the environmental review, the court denied in its entirety the writ filed by Friends of the Santa Clara River, SCOPE and others to nullify approval of the Environmental Impact Report for Mission Village by the County of Los Angeles. The 4,055-home Mission Village community would be the second phase of Newhall Ranch, following the initial...

Appellate Court Rejects Reversal in Newhall Ranch Case

A California appellate court has ruled in favor of developers planning to build 21,000 homes on the banks of the Santa Clara River and has tossed out a 2012 court decision opposed to the project. Judges of the Second Appellate District Court announced Thursday a reversal of a court decision made in 2012 in favor of environmentalists who sued Newhall Land Development Inc. They argued the company’s Newhall Ranch housing development, which has yet to break ground though it’s been planned for some 20 years, would destroy natural habitat near the river. “This ruling fully vindicates our...

Appeals Court Clears Path for Newhall Ranch

An appellate court panel found in favor of Newhall Land and Farming and the Department of Fish and Wildlife in a lawsuit by the Center for Biological Diversity regarding environmental reports for the 20,000-plus home Newhall Ranch development. The decision by the three-justice panel of the California Second Appellate District unanimously overturned Judge Ann Jones’s 2012 judgment in favor of the plaintiffs, which include local environmental group SCOPE, or Santa Clarita Organization for Planning and the Environment. “The appellate decision fully vindicates the decade-long effort to secure...

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