Planners OK 247 houses in Agua Dulce

first_img“Because it’s just really good due to the water supply problems in the area.” There is only scattered development around the project site, mostly ranch-style homes on bigger lots than the project will have. The developer, B&C Land and Water, says the houses on its project could sell for $1million or more, and it expects many buyers to be horse riders. “It’s a very tranquil, very gorgeous setting for anyone to live (in),” said Dennis Bushore, project manager for B&C Land and Water. Open space will account for 73 percent of the project, including some large hills, Sackett said. AGUA DULCE – Rural Agua Dulce will become a little more developed after a vote Wednesday by the Regional Planning Commission allowing construction of 247 houses. The houses will be built on 2-acre lots, between Sierra Highway and the Antelope Valley Freeway. Sixty-eight homes were approved five years ago, so the total project will have 315 houses. The project will include a water reclamation plant and import water from a pipeline, so it will not deplete groundwater sources. “It’s a real benefit for the project, and it’s probably one of the reasons the commission voted unanimously for it,” said Jodie Sackett, a planner with the Department of Regional Planning. A slightly larger version of the project was approved in 1994, but that project was delayed because the developer was waiting for a reclamation plant to be built in the area as part of another project. Now, the developer has eliminated 24 lots from the project to build the tract’s own water reclamation plant, which will provide water for lawns and landscaping. Final approvals on the 908-acre project will take a year, and after that, homes will be built in stages to meet market demand, Bushore said. Agua Dulce Town Council member Don Henry said the community would prefer no growth in the area, but realizes that’s impossible. “I think people finally realize that it’s here, and they like the rural atmosphere,” he said. “And I think that’s why people move out here, is to get away from the city-size lots, and they like the horse theme that most of the community maintains.” alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com (661) 257-5253last_img

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