Mayor Proposes Compromise Between Disneyland And Housing Development

<p>In the latest turn of events in the battle between Disneyland and a proposed housing development, Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle has stepped in to push the company to reconsider its staunch opposition to allowing housing into its tourist resort area.</p>
March 5, 2007, 6am PST | Nate Berg
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"Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle is proposing a holistic review of the city's resort district that includes the possibility of workforce housing."

"He floated a compromise plan a day after the entertainment giant sued the city to block a 1,500-unit condo-apartment project near Disneyland from being reconsidered by the City Council."

"'Compromising the Anaheim Resort Area sets a dangerous precedent that would erode its position as the single largest funding sources for city services such as police and fire protection,' said Rob Doughty, a spokesman for the Disneyland Resort."

"So far, Disney has been unyielding on the housing issue, arguing that injecting it into an area dedicated to tourists and night revelers would be a huge mistake. While Disney has fought the condo and apartment project, which would include 225 low-cost units, it has favored an upscale hotel-condo use."

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Published on Friday, March 2, 2007 in The Los Angeles Times
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