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July 25, 1996 | DEBRA CANO
With redevelopment projects in the City Center area completed, city officials said this week that they will focus revitalization efforts in the industrial area. The 98-acre City Center is in the general area of Slater Avenue and Brookhurst Street. Completed projects are the Civic Center, library and police station, two new hotels, and infrastructure and street improvements. "We've accomplished all of the projects that need to be accomplished for this area," City Manager Raymond H. Kromer said.
April 19, 1996 | DEBRA CANO
The city's redevelopment agency has finalized agreements to buy five buildings in the area of Talbert Avenue and Euclid Street for the proposed Newhope Street extension. Acting as the Agency for Community Development, the City Council this week gave final approval for the property purchases at a total cost of $6.9 million. The Newhope extension would connect San Diego Freeway onramps and offramps to the Talbert-Newhope intersection, City Manager Raymond H. Kromer said.
February 17, 1996 | DEBRA CANO
The city's first gated, single-family home tract, an affordable-housing project designed for buyers with moderate incomes, will be built on a 3-acre site on Bushard Street north of Garfield Avenue, city officials said. Under the development agreement, Olson Co. will build the homes, which will sell for about $245,000 for three-bedroom models and $255,000 for those with four and range from 1,798 to 2,052 square feet.
August 31, 1995 | DEBRA CANO
After a nearly a year's delay, construction on the city's new Boys & Girls Club building is due to resume next week. "We're going to get it done. It's something I've got to do," said George B. Scott, a 21-year City Council member who started working with the local club in the 1960s. "It's been a goal since Day One."
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.
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