Supervisors deny mega development in the desert

PAUL YOUNG CIty News Service RIVERSIDE — The Riverside County Board of Supervisors Tuesday unanimously rejected a proposed 1,800-acre residential development just east of Coachella and south of Joshua Tree National Park, deeming the project incompatible with area habitat and devoid of the transportation infrastructure and other necessities to make it viable. "Is this ambitious project even feasible?'' said Supervisor Manuel Perez, in whose Fourth District the Paradise Valley Project would have been located. "Maybe it's the right project, but the wrong place. You would literally be creating a town for over 15,000 people, similar to Blythe. When we're planning for the future of families who will live in a place like that, we have to do it in a sustainable way, and above all, make sure
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