Orange County Verges On Complete Build-Out

In 15 years, all of the famously-suburban county's land will either be preserved open space or developed. The Sierra Club has made the defeat of Rancho Mission Viejo, the last remaining piece, a top priority.
June 16, 2004, 1pm PDT | Jeffrey Goodman
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After a dozen years of planning, the developers of Rancho Mission Viejo could begin construction on their 14,000-home project within the next five years, marking the end of privately-held open space in the county. Despite its reputation for casual suburban living, many of the 2.5 million residents are beginning to realize that Orange County is as urban as it is master-planned.

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Published on Monday, June 14, 2004 in The Los Angeles Times
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