Anaheim pulls residential zoning near Disney parks

Posted Wednesday, November 28, 2007 10:25 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Late Tuesday, the Anaheim City Council reversed its decision to allow homes in the Anaheim Resort tourist area. The council also pulled a referendum on the issue off the June ballot. The repeal came after more than a year of an aggressive campaign led by Disney to halt developer SunCal's plans to build 1,500 homes across from the company's property, where a theme park may go.

Read more from The Orange County Register.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007 6:37 PM
And that, my friends, is the power of Disney. ;)
Wednesday, November 28, 2007 11:15 PM
It also helps that the developer is no longer seeking to build houses on the property because of a dispute with the current land owner. Why would the city piss off Disney (seeing as how they might build another theme park there) if the developer of the houses isn't going to build anyways? Leave it zoned as it is currently until another developer comes along. Then revisit the issue.
Thursday, November 29, 2007 2:57 PM
janfrederick's avatar That my friends, is the power of the housing market (and a little help from the mouse). ;)
Saturday, December 1, 2007 3:00 AM
It was a bad project and proposed for a site that should not be redeveloped into more housing. The density of the housing went against the goals of the resort district. Also, living next to a theme park is not exactly a desirable situation. The city of Anaheim really screwed up this one and I don't think Disney was being the bad guy, but simply pursuing to have the original agreement when they formed the resort district upheld. Shame on the city and the developer.

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