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State Rejects City of Orange’s Non-Compliant Housing Plan Following Community Intervention

Loeb Real Estate partner Allan Abshez is quoted in a press release published by Chapman Yorba VIII announcing that the California Department of Housing and Community Development has rejected the City of Orange’s Housing Element update, rescinding its prior tentative approval of the City’s plan.

“The City attempted to dodge its responsibility to cooperate in the relief of California’s housing crisis. It was caught violating AB 1397, which was adopted by the legislature in 2017 to end the prior city and county practice of identifying sites that cannot realistically be developed for housing as a means of avoiding the accommodation of new housing,” said Allan, who represents Chapman Yorba VIII, developer of a proposed 158-unit senior housing and affordable apartment project in Orange.

To read the full press release, please visit Business Wire’s website.