TITLE

Twelve Years and Two Billion Bucks

AUTHOR(S)
Shigley, Paul
PUB. DATE
August 2006
SOURCE
Planning;Aug/Sep2006, Vol. 72 Issue 8, p26
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the complexities that hindered the completion of the Coachella Valley Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan in California. The plan, which took 12 years to create, is still pending due to opposition from one city and a lot of developers. The 75-year-plan is so massive in that it covers 27 species on 1.1 million acres including the valley itself and portions of three mountain ranges. In addition, its full implementation could cost $1.8 billion. Adding pressure to the scheme are concerns about private property rights and the plan's potential impact on desired development in the city.
ACCESSION #
21924976

 

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