Temecula approves land use changes for area west of Harveston

Scott Cooper, associate planner for Temecula, presents to the Temecula City Council a graphic showing an area west of Ynez Road that the council later voted to rezone for both residential and commercial development. Valley News/City of Temecula photo
A section of the city of Temecula that was previously zoned only for commercial use will now also be open to future residential developments.The Temecula City Council voted unanimously Tuesday, Dec. 1, to allow an area near Date Street bounded by Ynez Road and Temecula Center Drive to be turned into what is known as a “residential overlay” and moved into the Harveston Specific Plan.The decision comes after meetings with the community taking place since last year and a unanimous recommendation for approval from the Temecula Planning Commission, Nov. 9.The specific area affected by the specific plan amendment is a swath of 87.54 undeveloped acres west of Ynez Road and south of the Mercedes-Benz of Temecula dealership. The area does not include the Audi Temecula dealership, a
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