Image of new houses, golf course from Environmental Impact Report
The perhaps unlikely team of the Rolling Hills Country Club and Chandler's Palos Verdes Sand & Gravel facility are coming together for the proposed Chandler Ranch project, which would bring expand the golf course and add a housing subdivision on the gravel pit. The Daily Breeze has been long covering the story and went to one of the first official hearings last night: "The project would join the steeply contoured quarry property - now a landfill for inert construction waste - with the country club's existing 18-hole golf course. Part of a newly configured course would replace the quarry, while homes would be built close together on a portion of the former golf course.
But the subdivision would be removed from the city's horse overlay zone, meaning residents could not keep the four-legged creatures that have defined the equestrian-friendly city. That and other factors has prompted criticism from some local equestrians, who would like to see changes in the project." But there's a question as to how many people actually ride horses, while supporters say they want the "Chandler pit" covered up. And is there the Indian artifact angle? Oh, yes, there is. A representative of the San Gabriel band of Mission Indians, says "an adequate archaeological investigation" hasn't yet been performed. The Planning Commission hasn't yet weighed in. You can see a before and after photo here of what it might look like.
· Rolling Hills Estates holds first hearing on Chandler development project [Daily Breeze]
· Rolling Hills Estates' Chandler Ranch: Less Ranchy, Actually [Curbed LA]