Disneyland Says 'Not In My Backyard'

Park officials in Anaheim, California, are voicing their objections to a proposal to build 1,500 new housing units -- including 200 affordable apartments -- adjacent to the theme park.

"Disney officials agree housing is a pressing issue in the city of 350,000 people, but that it doesn't belong outside the gates to Disneyland and Disney's adjacent California Adventure park.

'It's like owning a wonderful house in a wonderful neighborhood,' said Ed Chuchla, Disneyland's vice president of corporate real estate. 'You care about the house and what could impact it.'

City Councilwoman Lorri Galloway said the debate has highlighted her concerns over the future direction of Anaheim's resort district.

'Disney is looking at a time when you didn't have to make 25 bucks an hour to live in a two-bedroom apartment,' Galloway said of the city's largest employer. 'Time and society have altered that plan naturally. Disney is just going to have to change with the times.'"

Full Story: Disney worries housing project near parks would be eyesore


Brand new! Urban Grid City Collection

Each city has its own unique story. Commemorate where you came from or where you want to go.
Book cover of the Guide to Graduate Planning Programs 4th Edition

Thinking about Grad School?

The Planetizen Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs is the only comprehensive ranking and listing of graduate urban planning programs available.
Starting at $24.95

Prepare for the AICP* Exam

Join the thousands of students who have utilized the Planetizen AICP* Exam Preparation Class to prepare for the American Planning Association's AICP* exam.
Starting at $245

Build Your Own Paper Block City

Urban Fold is an all-inclusive kit that allows anyone to build the city of their dreams with a few simple folds.