While those are all attributes that can contribute to high quality of life, the neighborhood’s propensity for knee-jerk reaction against any new proposed development there could be a case of too much of a good thing.
It’s a rare occasion when a developer so dramatically revises its plans to accommodate neighborhood sentiment, but this week, the developer’s appeasement appeared to have gained little ground, when dozens of residents crowded City Hall to again rail against the revised project.
In a world where capitalism and profit don’t exist, perhaps the 5-acre lot that housed a GM training center could be turned into a horse playground. But in the greater Los Angeles area, a piece of land like this will surely have developers salivating until it is “turned.”
With that in mind, perhaps for once the good people of Rancho can face the inevitable and not chase away a developer by rejecting everything out of hand. A future developer with more political influence may not be so accommodating.