Opposition Causes Developers To Abandon Plan For New City

A conservation group seeks to buy the land on the border of Joshua Tree National Parkt to ensure that it will never be developed.
September 1, 2003, 7am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"A Palm Springs-area developer has shelved plans for a sweeping new city on the border of Joshua Tree National Park, and a conservation group said it would seek to purchase the land to ensure it is never developed.Richard Oliphant, the developer who led the proposal to build Joshua Hills, a 9,000-acre business park, university and housing project north of Interstate 10 near Palm Springs, said he dropped the plan because opposition among local government leaders and environmental groups proved insurmountable."

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Published on Friday, August 29, 2003 in The Los Angeles Times
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