Riverside County Will Grow -- But Not As A 'Wall of Stucco'

Riverside County, California's adopts its new growth plan, which is one of the nation's most ambitious.
June 29, 2004, 11am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"The plan calls for creating a 500,000-acre reserve system that would protect 146 species, from majestic bald eagles to delicate butterflies and tiny kangaroo rats. The county already has purchased about 370,000 acres and will need to buy the remaining land from willing sellers, leaving about 130,000 acres yet to be acquired. The plan's total cost over 75 years is estimated at $2 billion and relies heavily on future state and federal funding. The county will pay about $1 billion, more than half of which will come developer fees..."

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Published on Wednesday, June 23, 2004 in Press-Enterprise
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