Decision Expected in Controversial Orange Project

Orange City Council members are scheduled to vote on whether to approve the controversial Rio Santiago housing project, which was rejected by city planning commissioners in March amid concerns about fires, flooding and other issues.

The project would convert a former mine, Sully Miller, into 130 homes and up to 265 senior living units. Developers Milan Capital Management and JMI Real Estate would set aside most of the land for open space, recreation facilities and trails.

But the planning commission rejected the project in March, saying it would have more “significant and unavoidable impacts” than any other project known to have been approved by the city.

The meeting begins Tuesday at 6 p.m. To view the agenda, click here.

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