New apartments skip local control

As reported in The Acorn last week, the newly proposed “Calabasas Neighborhood Preservation Initiative” offers to preserve the 80 affordable housing units at the Avalon-Calabasas complex.
Along the way, they would be adding 161 units in 11 new buildings in place of existing parking spaces and recreational facilities.
It would accomplish that by ignoring long-established policies that have provided assurance that new projects would be built within the city’s municipal codes and to the standards r...

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