Scars of a Subdivision That Wasn't To Be

This post from <em>BLDGBLOG</em> looks at the ghost of a planned but never realized subdivision on the outskirts of a Southern California exurb where only faint lines of unfinished roads remain.
November 27, 2009, 5am PST | Nate Berg
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"Visible from above now are a series of badly paved streets carved into the dust and gravel, like some peculiarly American response to the Nazca Lines (or even the labyrinth at Chartres cathedral). The uninhabited street plan has become an abstract geoglyph-unintentional land art visible from airplanes-not a thriving community at all."

Images from Google Maps and Street View detail the abandoned development -- a "mirage of suburbia".

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Published on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 in BLDGBLOG
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