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[Newhall Land] – The Newhall Land and Farming Co. announced Tuesday that the Los Angeles Superior Court has upheld the extensive environmental review process that was conducted for the company’s Mission Village development, a village within Newhall Ranch.

In upholding the environmental review, the court denied in its entirety the writ filed by Friends of the Santa Clara River, SCOPE and others to nullify approval of the Environmental Impact Report for Mission Village by the County of Los Angeles.

The 4,055-home Mission Village community would be the second phase of Newhall Ranch, following the initial 1,342-home Landmark Village development west of Interstate 5.

The 4,055-home Mission Village community would be the second phase of Newhall Ranch, following the initial 1,342-home Landmark Village development west of Interstate 5.

Today’s action follows two other court victories by Newhall Land. On Feb. 3, the Superior Court decided in favor of the Newhall Ranch Landmark Village development and its related EIR. On March 20 the Court of Appeals upheld the extensive EIR approved by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for the entire Newhall Ranch project.

“We are very pleased with the strong and clear ruling by the Superior Court that affirms the County’s extensive review of Mission Village and its detailed EIR complying with the California Environmental Quality Act requirements,“ said Marlee Lauffer, Newhall Land spokesperson.

“During the past 15 years, Valencia and Newhall Ranch-related projects have been subject to more than 20 lawsuits, filed mostly by the same group of opponents,” said Lauffer. “Their repeated arguments have been systematically rejected by the courts.”

When fully built out, Mission Village is anticipated to include 4,055 homes, an elementary school and almost 6000 permanent new jobs on 1,262 acres just west of Magic Mountain and directly south of the SR-126/I-5 interchange. The project, which includes nearly 600 acres of open space, is part of the fully approved and court validated Newhall Ranch Specific Plan.

The Superior Court’s decision upheld the Mission Village EIR, determining that the County of Los Angeles had acted appropriately and with sufficient information to approve all environmental clearances. “Today’s decision once again confirms further that the environmental analysis and work by the County of Los Angeles was completed diligently and properly”, said Emile Haddad, President and CEO of Five Point Communities, the development manager for Newhall Land. “We continue to value our working relationship with the County and are thankful for their efforts. We look forward to bringing to life this Mission Village community as part of the Newhall Ranch master plan.”



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  1. Genuine question. The article references 6000 new, permanent jobs. What are they anticipating these will be comprised of?

  2. Genuine question. The article references 6000 new, permanent jobs. What are they anticipating these will be comprised of?

  3. Nooooooo!!!!! What about traffic? Are they building new roads too??? :,(

  4. Nooooooo!!!!! What about traffic? Are they building new roads too??? :,(

  5. Betsy Mercer Betsy Mercer says:

    What is their water source?

  6. Bryan Seay Bryan Seay says:

    Great just what we need more people this city is a joke

  7. Greg Brown Greg Brown says:

    There goes the neighborhood.

  8. Dwayne Pine Dwayne Pine says:

    “Master Planned Community”

  9. This is outrageous we have such greedy people in our city, we dont need any more problems from more homes and disaster traffic!! Say no

  10. Frank Rock Frank Rock says:

    Whose pocket are they in? C’mon we’re all thinking it.

  11. Bella Elaina Bella Elaina says:

    Kimberly Barron Legrand Neal

  12. Lynn Hedman Lynn Hedman says:

    What are they crazy??! Just what we need more traffic/people! What about our water?? This place is out of control

  13. Uuujjjuummmm Rossbel Picazo

  14. Mikey Montes Mikey Montes says:

    How can we stop this?

    If it was possible would we even really take the initiative? I feel were too lazy just on Facebook

    • the time to “stop” it was 20 years ago when this one started …. it’s not too late for other things, though; you just need to keep track of the news & what the county planning dept. is currently processing. (Like when you see a headline, XYZ homes planned for thus-and-such an area…)

  15. So, they’re putting in an elementary school…and where are the students supposed to go for junior and senior high schools and how will they get there?

  16. Chad Brewer Chad Brewer says:

    We need water first

  17. Read the EIR before you spout off with ignorant comments

  18. If the city stopped building the first time someone whined “stop building!” then it’s likely none of you whiners would be here

  19. Can not build in the SFV. Not enough land. No other direction to go but north. I assume most of the population in the SCV are transplants from other areas. People were saying the same thing 30, 50 years ago.

  20. My question was sincere. Does anyone know?

  21. Clearly none of you really care what the environmental impact is, but rather more people and traffic. This project is a boon for local construction and businesses. Including taxes, these new houses will pay for road improvements.

  22. Dawn, “When fully built out, Mission Village is anticipated to include 4,055 homes, an elementary school and almost 6000 permanent new jobs”

    I assume school jobs and a shopping center would amount to 6,000 jobs.

  23. All this building and not talk of one other hospital for scv! We have Henry mayo and otherwise have to go to sfv.

  24. Nooooooooo!!!! Are they going to build another hospital to accommodate all these people?? New roads?? Traffic is horrible now!

  25. Glad I got out of there!!!

  26. Back in the 80’s my grandparents signed to put a cap on the building/over population of this town. Obviously it didn’t happen, but it should be presented again. Our roads are congested, parking scarce, and people just keep moving to awesome town. Stop the madness! Haven’t you heard that too much of a good thing is a BAD thing???

  27. One elementary school for 4000 homes? !?! Seriously?!

  28. Linda Morgan Linda Morgan says:

    More people need more water. Has anyone told them WE ARE IN A FREAKING DROUGHT. Sorry. But I have to let my yard die so hey can build more?

  29. tracy says:

    The 5 Fwy will be total gridlock all of the time..are you kidding me?

  30. Hate to tell you… but the neighborhood has been ruined for a looonnnggg time already.

  31. Booooooo. There goes my property value.

  32. Frank Rock Frank Rock says:

    I like how the builders say there will be enough water to provide for this new mini-city.

  33. J.d. Mutaw J.d. Mutaw says:

    STOP BUILDING!!!!!!!!!! THIS WAS a great small town until you destroyed it!!!!!

  34. So the new lane on the 5 South will open up just in time to get congested.

  35. Bryan Seay Bryan Seay says:

    And more of our beautiful mountain range gone more animals with no where to go this is just greed at its finest

  36. My family moved here in 1981 to get away from the sprawl. Now it is becoming one, and one school. ..lovely. There has been talk of a high school in Castaic for the last 25 years. Yet, this community is going to be built, and roads. We’ve seen” newer roads” and it doesn’t relieve anything.

  37. This development project has been on the books for MORE than 20 years. (Hopefully your Realtor warned you about it.) In the intervening 20 years, the county Planning Department has approved many, many other development projects – which we’ve reported on – that people will be complaining about for the next 20 years. You can’t change what happened 20 years ago, but if you don’t like what’s going on, you would need to find out what the county Planning Department is currently processing, and get involved. Or, leave it for your children to complain about, 20 years from now.

  38. People have asked all sorts of questions… roads, schools, water …. we don’t know or remember all of the answers (this development project has been going on for 20 years), but you will find the answers to ALL of these questions … and a lot more … in the EIR, which you can read here: http://planning.lacounty.gov/mission-village/

  39. Dee Nance Dee Nance says:

    God Bless whatever happens. I thank God for his land . Everyone have a Blessed day.

  40. Lalo Saldana Lalo Saldana says:

    Well, santa clarita used to be nice… to many buildings too many people.

  41. Somebody bought off those judges. Hmm I wonder who?

  42. Tommy Rini Tommy Rini says:

    I drink your milkshake!!!!!!!!!!

  43. Crap! People have water problems now!

  44. Javi says:

    Money talks and everyone else sits in traffic, breathes smog and pays taxes.

  45. Gregg Fuller Gregg Fuller says:

    Was just talking about this yesterday. As if there’s enough water/infrastructure to begin with…

  46. I’m buying every home built there. And turning them into the largest haunted house attraction on earth. You’ll see.

  47. This is likely to drive down the value of existing homes in SCV by increasing supply. Not to mention the traffic.

  48. Lora Hill Lora Hill says:

    When are people going to realize santa clarita is NOT a small town. Move to the country if you cannot handle a city.

  49. Chuck Boone Chuck Boone says:

    I loved growing up in Santa Clarita in the 1970′ s but it was getting to crowded in 1990 so I moved to Ventura County, more space and a lot cooler with the ocean breezes. But I visit all the time.

  50. If you think environmentalists are going to give up that easily, you don’t understand environmentalists. They’re tenacious and vicious and will bog it down in every court until they’ve exhausted every avenue of impediment to this project. Don’t get worked up just yet.

  51. Randy Geniec Randy Geniec says:

    Tony Arnold
    126 and 5

  52. Juan Vallejo Juan Vallejo says:

    Woohoo… More traffic.

  53. Lisa B. Kaul Lisa B. Kaul says:

    I didn’t read the EIR but was told by a respectable source that there’s a natural aquifer on that land that allegedly sustains quality of life in that corridor, for the projected population, for years to come. (I’m a Realtor and just the messenger.) I suggest anyone truly concerned to read the entire EIR.

  54. Giovanni says:

    “As a rule, capitalism is blamed for the undesired effects of a policy directed
    at its elimination. The man who sips his morning coffee does not say, “Capitalism has brought this beverage to my breakfast table.” But when he reads in the papers that the government of Brazil has ordered part of the coffee crop destroyed, he does not say, “That is government for you”; he exclaims, “That is capitalism for you.”
    ― Ludwig von Mises, Interventionism: An Economic Analysis

  55. Lora, I think the old timers that have lived in this city since it was a small town are just sad to see it overpopulated. The roads are horrendous and are not maintained, more houses equals more cars and worse driving conditions. If I could move I would.

  56. valenciaarmo says:

    Sorry to be pesimistic, but four words San Fransiscito dam disaster! It lays in the path of destruction. Cast__c ham….

    Sorry for any mispelled words.

  57. Javi says:

    Starting to sound like the 99% don’t like this…

  58. What were we just talking about!

  59. I’m not in SCV but why would you build homes behind and around Magic Mountain??

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