Supervisors OK 19,000-home development at Tejon Ranch

February 3, 2019 in | Comments (0)

After nearly 20 years of planning, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a massive development near the Tejon Pass that has become a centerpiece of the debate over how California should develop in an era of worsening wildfires and growing urban sprawl.

The Centennial project would add 19,000 homes in the northwestern corner of Los Angeles County, a sparsely populated area 70 miles from downtown L.A. that is also far from other job centers.

The development has pitted environmental groups, which argue it will destroy an important natural habitat and worsen greenhouse gas emissions as residents commute by car to faraway cities, against a private landowner and residents who say it will bring badly needed housing and services to the region.

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