Anaheim approves zoning change for low-cost housing near Disneyland

Posted Wednesday, April 25, 2007 9:59 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Anaheim City Council voted 3-2 late Tuesday night for a zoning change that would permit construction of condominiums inside a 2.2-square-mile area that was set aside more than a dozen years ago as a resort district. The housing proposal includes a 26-acre parcel just a few blocks from Disneyland and across the street from Disney-owned land that could someday be the site of another theme park. Opponents said it would be a bad precedent to allow non-tourist uses in a district that brings in about $70 million in hotel bed taxes each year. Disney and local businesses say they'll force a public vote.

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