With little fanfare and a 5-0 vote Friday night, the Santa Clarita City Council approved its biggest annexation to date.
If the Los Angeles County Local Agency Formation Commission approves the annexation request, 3,200 existing homes on 2,475 acres in unincorporated Bouquet Canyon, Haskell Canyon, Raintree and Plum Canyon would have a “Santa Clarita” address.
“No development is associated with the annexation request,” City Planner Ben Jarvis told the council. The area is entirely built except for approximately 130 homes that are pending approval or construction.
The area includes three schools, two fire stations, 18,860 square feet of commercial space and three parks – David March Park, Pacific Crest Park and a future 8-acre park near Copper Hill and Deer Springs Drive.
Nobody’s school district, homeowners association boundary or housing density would change as a result of annexing, Jarvis said.
Raintree resident Gary Scott questioned why 10 homes were left out of the expanded city boundaries. Jarvis said the homes were near San Francisquito Canyon Road and fall under the county’s San Francisquito Community Standards District, intended to maintain the area’s rural, equestrian character.
“The annexation didn’t want to interfere with that,” Jarvis said.
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