The City Council, sitting as the Community Redevelopment Agency, today will consider a recommendation from the planning staff to remove all single-family homes from the proposed Sierra Vista Redevelopment Project in Baldwin Park. The agency delayed making a decision at its meeting last week after more than 400 homeowners expressed opposition to the project. Today's meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at the Sierra Vista High School gymnasium.
If the agency accepts the staff recommendation, about 1,500 homes will be deleted from the project area, which encompasses 830 acres along the San Bernardino Freeway, city planner Art Rengel said. Many homeowners had asked the agency to remove their neighborhoods from the project area because they feared that their property would be taken by eminent domain.