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June 22, 2005 | Claire Hoffman, Times Staff Writer
A private development firm is expected to break ground today in Mexicali, Mexico, on a proposed industrial park that the developers hope will lure technology companies from Asia with tax incentives and government grants. The 15-square-mile site is just south of the U.S.-Mexico border, 120 miles east of San Diego. Silicon Border Development plans to spend $425 million on infrastructure for the site, including utilities, roads and water and sewer lines.
July 15, 2004 | Terril Yue Jones and Marla Dickerson, Times Staff Writers
American investors and Mexican officials unveiled an ambitious plan Wednesday for an industrial park in Mexico on the California border to entice computer chip companies to build multibillion-dollar factories there instead of exporting production to Asia.
June 30, 2004 | Roger Vincent
Construction of a speculative $110-million industrial park being developed by the Southwest Carpenters Pension Trust has begun near the junction of the 60 and 605 freeways in an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County. Gateway Pointe Industrial Park, at the intersection of Workman Mill and Mission Mill roads, will include 1.6 million square feet of warehouse and manufacturing space, said Chris Bell, project manager for Whittier-based contractor Oltmans Construction Co.
June 23, 2004 | Stanley Allison, Times Staff Writer
The Mission Viejo City Council is considering allowing affordable housing units in business parks to comply with a state mandate to add 154 units to the city's housing stock. The proposal would allow developers to build relatively low-cost housing in areas zoned for commercial use without having to seek rezoning. Developers also may be asked to add affordable units in their residential mix to meet state requirements.
October 9, 2003 | Roger Vincent, Times Staff Writer
Construction is set to begin today on a long-delayed $1-billion business park adjacent to March Air Reserve Base in Riverside County. Developer Lennar Partners, a unit of LNR Property Corp., will start by building 5 million square feet of warehouse and light industrial space on 250 acres.
August 26, 2003 | Seema Mehta, Times Staff Writer
After reaching a settlement, community and environmental activists have agreed to drop their lawsuit to block part of the former March Air Reserve Base from being transformed into a mammoth business park. Along with reducing warehouse space and curtailing truck diesel fumes, the base's Joint Powers Authority agreed to build a regional park and other improvements.
July 1, 2003 | Barbara Demick, Times Staff Writer
SEOUL -- The largest South Korean investment across the demilitarized zone in North Korea, a $5-billion industrial park that is intended to become a city unto itself, was launched Monday with a groundbreaking ceremony that contrasted with the nuclear crisis hanging over the peninsula. The industrial park near Kaesong, which lies just across the DMZ, is the most ambitious of half a dozen economic projects underway in North Korea.
June 26, 2003
The Santa Clarita City Council has unanimously approved plans for a business park that will provide up to 7,000 jobs but require the removal of 1,400 oak trees. The developer of the Needham Ranch project initially had planned to remove 1,700 trees, but that number was reduced after a request from the council and protests by supporters of tree sitter John Quigley, who was evicted from an oak in January after living in it for 71 days.
May 26, 2003 | Richard Fausset, Times Staff Writer
The Santa Clarita City Council will consider plans Tuesday for an industrial park that could eventually provide 7,000 jobs and take untold commuters off the clogged freeways heading south to Los Angeles. But building it would mean cutting down 1,400 oak trees -- in a valley where a tree-sitting protester captured imaginations with his efforts to save just one ancient oak a few miles away.
May 20, 2003 | Janet Wilson, Times Staff Writer
Plans to turn part of Riverside County's former March Air Force Base into a business park, in the works for years, are in limbo after a last-minute court challenge by community and environmental activists. As many as 15,000 jobs would be created by the project, according to supporters, who say it would ease serious regional commuter woes and pump millions of dollars into the area economy.
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