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SIMI VALLEY : City OKs Changes for Project at Fair Site

May 03, 1994|MACK REED

Plans for a massive housing and business development on the site of the Simi Valley Days fair moved a step forward Monday as the Simi Valley City Council approved planning changes that would allow the project.

The council voted 5 to 0 to approve changes to the General Plan that would allow three groups of developers to build about 560 houses and apartments and a variety of businesses on the vacant field at the southeast corner of Los Angeles Avenue and Madera Road.

Officials for Simi Valley Days said they have been assured that they can use the 67-acre lot for the fair in September, but they are already looking for alternative sites for 1995.

The U. S. Postal Service also plans to build a post office on a 6.17-acre parcel on the lot, but will require no special zoning from the city because as a federal agency, it is exempt from the city's land-use laws.

Fourteen years ago, a similar plan called Simi Village was drafted for the site, but nothing was built.

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