Temecula City Council voices its objections to the Winchester Community Plan forwarded by Riverside County

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Temecula City Council shows concern for a project submitted by proponents for a new 33,000 homes Winchester City in the Riverside County area north that would bring what they see as "unsustainable traffic" on Interstates 215 and 15 through Temecula leading into San Diego in the future. LAFCO is now considering the proposal in Riverside County. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo
The Temecula City Council strongly objected to Riverside County’s recent Winchester Community Plan that could bring upward of 33,000 new homes to the area adjacent to Temecula’s northern boundary on Winchester Road at its Tuesday, Oct. 25, regular meeting. Mark Collins, assistant planner, said in his report the Interstate 215 Policy Area for the Winchester area is related to an increase of residential density by 33,000 units, with traffic impacts, road and freeway mitigation measures, public service infrastructure, compliance with California Environmental Quality Act and the 2003 Settlement Agreement and the 2005 Cooperative Agreement between the city of Temecula and Riverside County. The 42 square mile area borders Temecula and Murrieta on the south, Menifee and Murrieta on the west
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