DOWNEY — The City Council will hold public hearings this month and in June on proposals to expand by 305 acres its redevelopment district along Firestone Boulevard and to create a separate industrial redevelopment zone.
At a meeting last week, the council set a hearing June 9 on a plan to expand the city's 125-acre Firestone Boulevard redevelopment district. The other hearing is May 26 on the so-called Woodruff Industrial Project, a 118-acre industrial area along Woodruff Avenue south of Firestone Boulevard.
More than 20 property and business owners who would be included in the Woodruff project voiced their opposition at the meeting.
Leo and Lois Du Lac, who said they own 16 buildings in the proposed redevelopment area, presented a petition asking to be excluded from the project. The petition was signed by the owners of 12 businesses in the buildings, they said.