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Supervisors nix housing project on Petrochem site

Perry Van Houten, Ojai Valley News reporter
The Ventura County Board of Supervisors has put the brakes on a plan to build nearly 700 multi-family housing units on the former Petrochem site south of Casitas Springs.
During a two-hour public hearing May 15, the Board screened a General Plan amendment to change the land-use designation from industrial to residential and open space.
The hearing was intended to determine whether the applicant, developer Vince Daly of Westlake Village, should move ahead with investing time and money into a development proposal.
Daly said the 4-1 vote has left the project dead in its tracks.
Under Daly's proposal, 694 housing units would have been built on approximately 40 acres, with the remaining 19 acres devoted to open space.

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