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5,500 Homes Proposed Near 405/5 Junction

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Yellow = City of Santa Clarita, Blue = Las Lomas Project, Purple = Los Angeles | Source: City of Santa Clarita [pdf]

We don't understand why no one wants the Las Lomas project, a proposed 5,500 unit/555-acre development, to be built between the 5 and 14 freeways just north of Los Angeles' border. Come on, how cool would it be to live between two freeways so close together! Not to mention two other freeways are near by, the 405 and 210. Access to so many freeways = good quality of life. Cough, cough.

Who needs thousands of oak trees when you could build new homes adding 72.000 daily round vehicle trips to the area? Hillsides? They're alright. But only 20 million cubic yards of grading needs to be done to make this awesomely cool project a reality.

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And this project is green! They are proposing a Metrolink station 300 feet underground and say this project is a "smart-growth, sustainable answer to the problems created by the region's unplanned, suburban, car-dependent mode of building." Yes! We won't need a car because the Metrolink takes us to Santa Clarita, Burbank, Glendale or Downtown six days a week with one train every one hour! Freedom!

The City of Santa Clarita and County Supervisor Mike Antontovich do not want this to happen. And yesterday, a motion was submitted by Los Angeles Councilman Greig Smith to stop this from happening and he seems to have the support needed to make it pass. Silly beans! This is going to be the coolest mini-city ever! Yay!!!

sigh.