Developer Seeks Change to Santa Ana Affordable Housing "Opt-Out" Fees
Updated: Aug 31, 2020
Real-estate developer Ryan Ogulnick wants to change the rules of affordable housing in SanTana and thought he'd have an easy go at it, starting with a planning commission meeting last night. Back in February, the city council voted to rezone land along Dyer Road from industrial to residential, paving the way for Ogulnick's Heritage Village, SanTana's largest ever mixed-use project. With the Housing Opportunity Ordinance, the Vineyards Development CEO had been slated to pay $9.3 million for "in-lieu" fees to opt-out of making 15 percent of Heritage Village's 1,221 units affordable.
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