Mission Viejo Rejects Controversial Project Replacing Strip Mall With Whole Foods and Apartments
MISSION VIEJO, Calif.—A controversial development project to turn a strip mall in Mission Viejo, California, into an apartment complex—with a Whole Foods Market underneath—was killed, after the city rejected the developer’s rezoning request, which critics said might open the door for more similar projects that might lower the community’s quality of life.
The Mission Viejo City Council on May 10 unanimously voted to deny ValueRock Realty’s request to rezone the Garden Plaza, located on the northwest side of Marguerite Parkway and La Paz Road, as “mixed-use” for both commercial and residential use. Councilman Ed Sachs was absent.
Originally appeared on The Epoch Times