21 Jul County Certifies Environmental Impact Reports for Landmark Village and Mission Village
On a 4-0 vote with Supervisor Kuehl abstaining, the Board of Supervisors certified the environmental impact reports for Mission Village and Landmark Village, part of the Newhall Ranch Specific Plan in the Santa Clarita Valley.
“In addition to creating thousands of new jobs and economic growth for our region, these projects demonstrate the developer’s unprecedented commitment to balance the environment with the need to grow our communities responsibly and with the strong support of the community,” said Supervisor Barger. “Having adopted measures to protect wildlife and water resources, the projects provide needed housing and are part of the nation’s first and only development that offsets all greenhouse gas emissions with innovative and state-of-the-art strategies, amenities and services.”
The “Net Zero Newhall” plan provides solar energy units, electric vehicle charging stations in every home, subsidies for zero-emission electric vehicle purchases, zero-emission school bus and electric bicycle programs, transit subsidies, and bike and car share programs.
Other representatives expressing their support for the projects at the Board of Supervisors meeting included the Los Angeles Economic Development Corp., the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corp., the Valley Industry Commerce Association, College of the Canyons, Climate Resolve, the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians, the West Ranch Town Council, the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce, Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, the Latino Business Alliance and Plug In America.