Residents angered over two proposals to convert equestrian land to housing complexes have reached tentative accords with a Bel-Air developer.
The developer, Mark Armbruster, would be able to construct 67 attached homes on Foothill Boulevard near Glenoaks Boulevard, and 33 single-family homes on Dronfield Avenue if the agreements hold, according to both sides.
Equestrians had vehemently opposed both developments in earlier forms, but after a series of meetings both sides have given ground.
Armbruster has cut the number of homes in both projects, restricted some heights and made other changes to allay fears that dense residential complexes will damage the area's suburban, equestrian appeal.
"I think if he does what he says he will, it will turn out OK," said Harley Booten, whose horse-boarding facility abuts Armbruster's Dronfield Avenue proposal.