• kburgoyne

    Bottom line: They didn’t bind any commitment to replace the land with land more suitable as part of the agreement. If they were telling the truth and not just spinning a story, they would have initiated real commitments toward replacing the land as part of the whole agreement. Like directing the appropriate city officials to begin reporting on land options, requiring the money to be side aside for no other use, etc.

  • David Zenger

    They are now pitching this as a big win for the City because they think they belong in the business of flipping property – just like real estate speculators! Of course the City can also change the zoning to make its own property more valuable, which is just about the worst abuse of the planning process I can think of.

    Of course this sweet deal helps hide the inescapable incompetence of the purchase in the first place. And it also calls into question the original master plan for the Platinum Tragedy – tens of thousands of super high density apartment/condo dwellers and NO OPEN SPACE. Of course open space is expensive with zero return for Pringle’s buddies.

    The final irony is the redesignation of the property as industrial use – what the whole Platinum Trapeze used to be – with lots of productive businesses and jobs that were chased out by the consequences of Der Master Plan.

    Thanks Curt!

  • Kathleen Tahilramani

    It’s so comforting to see that BIG GREED is still alive and well in the OC. I would have had a stroke if this had been zoned as a park…..because it is “awkwardly shaped”. My my my – we just can’t have a park that is in an awkward shape… no way. The only shape that counts in Anaheim is $$$$.

  • Paul Lucas

    Jeez what a bad decision.

  • David Zenger

    P.S. I am giving substantial odds that the winning developer will be a client of Curt Pringle.

    Any takers?

  • David Zenger

    Hilarious that the Kleptocracy is suddenly so worried about air quality when Disneyland ignites and dumps heavy metals over our neighborhood almost every night.

    Oh, right. Economic engine, economic engine, economic engine….

    When it comes to open space, Kris Murray’s favorite comfort food is “pie in the sky.” Does anyone else remember her spinning a tale about a sports park on the OCWD site – a site coveted by Pringle client Hardin Honda?

    No one is holding his breath over that big lie, either.