Port Hueneme residents are relieved that new homes, and not more industry, will be built on a 17-acre property after a vote this week by the California Coastal Commission.
The commission voted 7 to 2 Wednesday to rezone the acreage from industrial to residential to make way for 150 single-family houses, town homes and a park.
"We're very happy," said resident Barbara Burnett, who addressed the commission at its meeting in San Pedro. "It was a wonderful conclusion to a long, long battle. I'm glad they did see the light that there is very little land left in Port Hueneme for homes."
Commission staff had recommended denying the rezoning, saying that state environmental laws put a higher priority on industrial uses for property in the coastal zone.