Saying the influx of big housing projects is too much for its city, the Huntington Beach City Council voted to halt new development along Beach Boulevard and Edinger Avenue on Tuesday night.Beach Boulevard and Edinger Avenue are Huntington Beach's intersecting north-south and east-west thoroughfares, equivalent to our El Camino Real and Encinitas Boulevard.
Since 2010, the area has seen high-density developments constructed along those major thoroughfares, and Peterson said in his proposal that many residents worry that such development is changing the composition of their suburban beach city into an urban environment. The Register wrote about the conflict on Monday.
“The idea that this is the future – I just don’t think it is,” [Councilman Erik] Peterson said Tuesday. He received a standing ovation from a handful of members in the audience. “I can drive down Beach (Boulevard) and see Saddleback; I can see the mountains. It’s a community. Not just a big city.”
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Huntington Beach finally says "enough"