The owner and opponents of a 3,200-foot-long wall built along a stretch of scenic road agreed late Tuesday night on a compromise that will put to rest the dispute over what has come to be known as the "Great Wall" of Anaheim Hills.
At a public hearing, the Anaheim City Council overturned a city planning commission vote and accepted the compromise.
The wall, located on Nohl Ranch Road near Meats Avenue, is being built as part of an exclusive residential community of $1-million and $2-million homes that have generated controversy on their own.
The developer had argued that the six-foot-high, sand-colored wall is needed to protect the privacy of homeowners in the tract, located north of Nohl Ranch Road, just below the wall.
But residents say the wall has blotted out sweeping vistas that many of them used to enjoy, and they demanded that it be torn down.