(Los Alamitos, 4/1/2013) Important 3:00 pm update: This is the 2013 version of our traditional “if only” April 1 post. Sorry, but this hasn’t happened. . . yet. But read on for the way we hope it will go down, if we work together to keep mobilizing our neighborhoods, whether in Cypress, West Garden Grove, Rossmoor, or Los Alamitos.
In a stunning reversal, Prologis executives responded to building community opposition late Sunday by announcing that they had concluded “the only ethical and responsible action for us to take is to abandon our plans for a 33 acre, 750,000 square foot industrial complex on Katella Ave. on the site of the former Cypress Race Track.”
Reached by e-mail, ProLogis’ Vice President Transaction Officer Nancy Schultz indicated the decision was based on a greater understanding to the traffic patterns and residents’ concerns expressed over the last two weeks:
SchultzAt our March 19th open house residents made aware of the severity of gridlock at peak hours on Katella, and the lack of viable alternative routes.
We have concluded that the truck and automobile traffic caused by a 750,000 square foot facility with roughly 150 truck bays is not compatible with the location.
Equally significant, we learned more about vote last November to change the property’s Read the rest of this entry →