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July 29, 1995
A developer will proceed with a garden homes project on the site of the former Harris Ranch horse stables. The Planning Commission recommended the project in May. With the City Council's approval of a zoning change from agricultural to residential last week, Bartoli Fuhrman Development may build the 43 single-family homes. The five-acre development at 11811 Wintersburg Ave. will have two-story homes ranging in size from 1,498 square feet to 1,932 square feet.
December 13, 1994 | DEBRA CANO
A Newport Beach housing developer has backed out of a deal to buy surplus property owned by the Fountain Valley School District. Trustees in October selected Kaufman & Broad-South Coast Inc. as their first choice to buy the vacant John B. Bushard School site for $5.7 million. But soil studies recently done on the 10-acre property showed that about $1 million in remediation work needs to be done, said John Ryan, senior vice president at Kaufman & Broad.
November 19, 1994 | DEBRA CANO
A developer received approval this week to build 42 single-family homes on the site of a nursery. The City Council approved changing the property's zoning to allow more homes there and to make the tract compatible with adjacent residential neighborhoods. The council also approved a development agreement with Tava Development Co. to reimburse the city $233,000 for the cost of services incurred from the housing project.
Though it has been based in Orange County for nearly a decade, Costain Homes Inc. has never built a house here--until now. Flush with a cash infusion from its publicly owned British parent company, Costain recently outbid some of the better-known local names in home building to buy an $8-million Fountain Valley property that was formerly a school. In what will be the company's first Orange County project, Costain plans to build more than 60 homes there priced at about $375,000 each.
August 23, 1994 | DEBRA CANO
After a two-year delay, workers will resume construction of the future home of the Boys and Girls Club at Mile Square Regional Park this week. Construction has been delayed because of unexpected work to stabilize the ground, lack of money and requirements attached to federal grants earmarked for the clubhouse. Last week, the City Council approved a revised agreement on the use of the federal money for the $1.6-million project. "It's not a pipe dream anymore.
August 20, 1994 | DEBRA CANO
A resident who sued over a City Council decision to allow The First Chinese Baptist Church to move to a vacant school site has agreed to settle the suit, city officials said this week. City Atty. Alan R. Burns said the terms of the settlement have been agreed upon by resident S. Alex Gilbert as well as church officials. The council approved the settlement Tuesday in closed session. Mayor John Collins called the settlement agreement "beneficial for all of the parties."
March 30, 1994
The California Assn. for Local Economic Development has given its annual award of merit to the city for its public-private development project "Civic Center Transformation." The project involved converting a vacant former Police Department building into a satellite campus for Coastline Community College and leasing a former public library building for a child-care center, operated by FHP International Corp.
February 18, 1994 | BOB ELSTON
The City Council this week approved a lease agreement with the Fountain Valley School District for a piece of land at an elementary school campus to be used by the city to build two water wells. The 10-year lease, which can be extended to a 100-year term, will allow the city of Newport Beach to build two wells to tap into the underground aquifers, said Jeff Staneart, utilities director for the city. The city will pay $22,125 annually for use of the site at Hisamatsu Tamura Elementary School.
February 15, 1994 | DEBRA CANO
Residents living near Hisamatsu Tamura Elementary School hope to sink a proposal to build a pump well station on the school property to supply water for Newport Beach. "This site is a lousy site because of the impact on neighbors and the value of their property," said resident Bob Moss, who has lived in the neighborhood for 31 years. His neighbor agreed. "To sacrifice someone else's property and lives is unfair," said Helen Bolen.
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