Press ReleaseCity of Fullerton
Public Information Office

303 W. Commonwealth
Fullerton, CA 92832
Phone: (714) 738-6317

7/16/2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS RELEASE #15509
Subject :

Public hearings on West Coyote Hills project to begin
Contact :Joan Wolff, Planning Consultant, Fullerton Community Development Department    (714) 738-6837
Sylvia Palmer Mudrick, Public Information Coordinator, Fullerton City Manager’s Office    (714) 738-6317

The first of three public hearings on the proposed West Coyote Hills project to be held by Fullerton advisory committees and commissions will take place Monday, July 27, when the plan is brought to the Fullerton Parks and Recreation Commission for review.

 

The remaining two public hearings will be before the Energy and Resource Management Committee Wednesday, July 29, and the Transportation and Circulation Commission Monday, Aug. 3.

 

All three specially scheduled hearings will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber at Fullerton City Hall, 303 W. Commonwealth Ave. 

 

The 582-acre West Coyote Hills site in Fullerton is bounded on the north by La Habra, on the east by Euclid Street, on the west by the Hawks Pointe development, and on the south by Rosecrans Avenue.  Gilbert Street divides the property from north to south.

 

Pacific Coast Homes proposes to build a maximum of 760 housing units in an approximate 180-acre portion of the area.  Other components of the West Coyote Hills Specific Plan include a 5.2-acre neighborhood commercial development, and approximately 283 acres of open space and recreational uses, in addition to the 72-acre Robert E. Ward Nature Preserve.   

 

Joan Wolff, planning consultant for the Fullerton Community Development Department, said the three public hearings are preparatory to the project coming to the Planning Commission for recommendation and then to City Council for final action. 

 

Wolff said the tentative goal is to bring the project to the Fullerton City Council for consideration in October.

 

At the Parks and Recreation Commission meeting, Wolff said, commissioners will consider aspects of the proposed project relating to public parks, open space, trails and improvements to the Ward Nature Preserve.

 

The Energy and Resource Management Committee will review the project from the standpoint of environmental protection issues related to sustainable development practices and resource conservation, such as water, energy and waste management.

 

Finally, Wolff said, the Transportation and Circulation Commission will consider facets of the plan such as the proposed street network, roadway connections between the project area and the existing street system, and a planned bikeway.

 

Opportunities will be available at all three public hearings for citizens to comment on the plan.  Wolff noted a public informational meeting on the project July 8 drew nearly 200 citizens.

 

Further information about the public hearings may be obtained by calling Wolff at (714) 738-6837

 

Information may also be obtained by calling the Fullerton Parks and Recreation Department at (714) 738-6575, the Fullerton Engineering Department (Transportation and Circulation Commission) at (714) 738-6845, and the Community Development Department (Energy and Resource Management Committee) at (714) 738-6598

 

Persons requiring special accommodations to attend any of the meetings are asked to notify the appropriate department prior to meetings.

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