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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...

UPDATE: Appellate Court Affirms Newhall Ranch’s Landmark Village

Newhall Land Development Inc. won a victory Wednesday in its bid to begin construction of Newhall Ranch as an appellate court affirmed the environmental review and approval of Landmark Village, the first phase planned for construction. The decision, however, has not stopped environmentalists who sued to halt the planned project on the West Side of the Santa Clarita Valley. Click HERE for the article.

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...

Scoping Meeting Set for Newhall Land Development

Los Angeles County planners have scheduled a scoping meeting March 24 for a development called Entrada, billed by Newhall Land Development Inc. as the gateway to the firm’s proposed Newhall Ranch development. Entrada would add 1,150 multi-family dwelling units and 2,624,400 square feet of commercial use space to 457 acres of land in the Santa Clarita Valley located west of Interstate 5 and south of Highway 126. Click HERE for the article.

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...

Supreme Court Accepts Review of Newhall Ranch Case

The California Supreme Court has agreed to review aspects of an appellate court decision on the Newhall Ranch development project, officials said Friday. The court decided this week to review three aspects of the case, including Newhall Ranch’s impacts on wildlife in the project area, namely the unarmored threespine stickleback fish; its impact on greenhouse gas emissions; and questions related to whether some public comments about the project should be accepted. Newhall Ranch is a more-than-20,000-home development proposed for the western Santa Clarita Valley near the Santa Clara River...

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...

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