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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 Kathryn 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., Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corp., Valley Industry Association, College of the Canyons, Climate Resolve, Fernandeño-Tataviam Band of Mission Indians, West Ranch Town Council, Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce, Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, Latino Business Alliance and Plug In America.



FivePoint Press Release

FivePoint Holdings, LLC (“FivePoint”) (NYSE: FPH), owner and developer of mixed-use master-planned communities in coastal California, today welcomed the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors’ re-approval of Landmark Village and Mission Village – the first two villages of the approved Newhall Ranch Specific Plan.

The re-approval was necessary due to a 2015 California Supreme Court decision requiring a more detailed analysis of the projects’ greenhouse gas emissions, along with additional measures to protect the unarmored threespine stickleback fish during project construction. All other aspects of the County’s prior environmental review and approvals were upheld.

FivePoint, owner of the Newhall Ranch property, viewed the 2015 Supreme Court decision as an opportunity to set a new standard of environmental sustainability through Net Zero Newhall, the unprecedented commitment to make Newhall Ranch one of the nation’s most environmentally sustainable communities, with net zero greenhouse gas emissions.

The County approval comes after last month’s re-approval of Newhall Ranch by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). CDFW confirmed that the FivePoint proposal “…will be the largest net zero GHG emissions project in the nation.” The California Air Resources Board also noted that the Net Zero Newhall plan “…will not result in any net additional greenhouse gas emissions after the identified mitigation measures are fully implemented.”

“Los Angeles County and the State of California are leading on the issue of climate change on a global stage, and FivePoint is proud to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the Governor and the County as we move the Net Zero Newhall plan forward,” said Emile Haddad, Chairman and CEO of FivePoint. “This ambitious vision demonstrates that there are solutions to this pressing challenge that also address local needs such as housing, jobs and open space preservation. In that respect, today’s supportive vote by the L.A. County Board of Supervisors is a true win-win. We offer our most sincere thanks to our many supporters and partners who have stood with us to help make this vision a reality for the Santa Clarita Valley, Los Angeles County and the State of California.”

About FivePoint

FivePoint, headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, designs and develops mixed-use, master-planned communities in coastal California. FivePoint is developing vibrant and sustainable communities in Orange County, Los Angeles County, and San Francisco County that will offer homes, commercial, retail, educational, and recreational elements as well as civic areas, parks, and open spaces. FivePoint’s three communities are: Great Park Neighborhoods® in Irvine, Newhall Ranch® near Valencia, and The San Francisco Shipyard/Candlestick Point in the City of San Francisco. The communities are planned to include approximately 40,000 residential homes and approximately 21 million square feet of commercial space.



SCOPE Letter to Supervisors

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  1. Brian Wood Brian Wood says:

    Forget about the environmental impact, what about the traffic impact???

  2. John Gilbert John Gilbert says:

    “Rubber Stamped.” again.

  3. Travis Levy says:

    I guess my friends who live outside SCV have just become my social media friends only. There’s no way in hell I’ll be able to leave the SCV valley after this nightmare is finished being built . Calgrove is already starting to become the Sepulvada passes little ugly sister. After this project is finished the 5fwy through our town with just be a parking lot . 4-0 WOW . I wonder how much they got paid

  4. That is the most historic land in all Santa Clarita!! It is the site of the original ranch house of Rancho San Francisco that covered the whole valley from Piru to Canyon Country. The true route of El Camino Real ran through it, and the very idea for the El Camino Real mission bells came from a descendant of the original land grantees.

  5. Shane Weeks Shane Weeks says:

    I bet some serious wheels got greased …..

  6. Dan says:

    You are absolutely right about the traffic. The plan shows the 126 and The Old Road as being the only two points of access for this development. And we aren’t talking about a few thousand people…we are talking about 50 or 60 thousand! That means 20,000 or so cars in the development. The County Supervisors, Newhall Ranch and FivePoint are really sticking it to us!!!

  7. WMSCV says:

    The report left out the biggest impact. A commuter nightmare with consistent gridlock of existing roads and freeway systems. Note the emphasized electric vehicle technology. They will force you into it by continuing to not build gas stations. It can be challenging to find a station during the day now that isn’t swamped. Where’s the value in this project? Maybe our city/county tax and fee collectors can give us one. As a member of this community since 1973 I find the overcrowding deplorable.

  8. John Havlichek says:

    Build it now, the sooner the better

    Traveling to the cesspool that is The Valley, with all its streets in disrepair and overpriced beach parking, puleeeeze.

    Give new and fresh and modern anytime!

  9. Dave Rickmers says:

    Millennials prefer uber-urban amenities, like
    food and culture. And renting. To whom is this
    development being marketed? What makes it
    worth the extra miles/grief?

  10. Gabriele Fleming says:

    Just one more example of how government works for whomever is paying for their campaign costs to get elected. The people they are supposed to serve be dammed. We should start a recall for all of the elected officials who passed this but we’re too busy working. Somebody had to pay the taxes they continue to levy on us. One more lovey and as Peter said, historic area will be lost.

  11. CBrown says:

    I’ve only been here five years, the first two years it was so nice to live here, there was no traffic or too many people. When they started building all these new homes, it takes me 15 to 20 minutes to get to places it used to take me 5 mins to get to. People keep telling the Council members that we don’t want to turn this into another Palmdale(I am not sure what this means, however it sounds bad). Too many homes and not enough roads and businesses, everyone is going to be driving on the freeway at different times. Its time to sell, before the value of our home plummets….

  12. Len says:

    This is a wonderful development. It brings much needed relief to the already overcrowded housing market. It also brings local jobs to the community. I for one couldn’t be happier for this project to be completed.

  13. Tanya says:

    Across the street from the dump. Amazing. The effects of the landfill were not even included in the Environmental Impact Report.

  14. john says:

    I am sure that none of the current complainers live in any houses that Newhall got approved in the last 30 years? Anyone enjoy the Town Center? Oh don’t go there either and please don’t shop at your favorite stores since Newhall brought those to SCV also. Fickle fickle

  15. Dan says:

    This is pretty much a product of big money and special interests, while the citizens are too busy working and lack the organization to take a stand against these things. That’s why we have County Supervisors, to work in the best interests of us, the people. A certain amount of our tax money goes to pay the County Supervisors…so they can represent us in these matters. Sadly, it’s evolved to the point where the County Supervisors are also working for their friends who give them “bonus salaries” (in the form of campaign contributions and who knows what). I think we citizens – who run this country only in theory – are screwed until there’s a prohibition on special-interest money. But you never hear a politician say that he or she will abolish the special interests. I’m afraid our county, state and country will continue to decline.

  16. Byron says:

    Zero consideration of quality of life issues… just like everywhere else in L.A. County. “Without a vision, people perish” could not be more true. This will RUIN life in the Santa Clarita Valley… traffic jams, way too much population density and the resulting stressed-out and unhappy populace… all the things people moved here to get away from in the rest of stinkin’ L.A.

    These clueless county money-grabbers will chase you to the ends of the earth apparently.

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