Booming Housing, But No Planning

With 300 miles of dirt road and a booming housing market, Riverside County, CA is like the old west for developers.
June 9, 2003, 9am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Dirt byways that once ran through orchards now serve housing developments.... Now, thanks to a red-hot custom home market and the handiwork of some builders subverting weak zoning laws, the tattered dirt lanes weave past hastily erected stucco mansions in neighborhoods built without drainage ditches or street signs... County officials say there is no comprehensive program for having the roads dedicated to the county, so there are literally tens of thousands of homeowners who own the tiny patches of road in front of their homes."

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Published on Monday, June 9, 2003 in The Los Angeles Times
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