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Council May Eliminate 48 Planned Affordable Housing Units Monday

Will the affordable housing requirement be dropped for a new apartment complex?

A developer has asked the city to drop its requirement for 48 low-income housing units in a planned future development where the Los Alisos Kmart once stood.

The city council will decide the issue Monday night.

Earlier this month the planning commission voted to support the removal of the requirement in a 2-1 vote.

Developer UDR asked for the change following a Dec. state supreme court decision that . Mission Viejo's redevelopment agency would have helped pay for the affordable housing units.

Last August, after five hours of debate, under the condition that 48 units be reserved for low-income housing. Several residents spoke out against the complex as a whole.

City staff says the city can still provide enough affordable housing to meet state requirements without the 48 units designated for the purpose in this complex.

Joe Tully April 01, 2012 at 07:51 PM
Another high density debacle orchestrated by this city council. Last week we learned that the newly formed housing committee will assume liabilities for fifty five years! That money comes out of our collected taxes for many years. Great redevelopment leadership is now exposed!

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