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Nearly 20 years later, the Tejon Ranch development has been approved. What next?




Tejon Ranch, 270,000 acres of sprawling private land 70 miles north of L.A., is seen in a stock photo. L.A. County Supervisors on Tuesday approved building 20,000 houses on a portion of the ranch toward the top of the Grapevine.
Tejon Ranch, 270,000 acres of sprawling private land 70 miles north of L.A., is seen in a stock photo. L.A. County Supervisors on Tuesday approved building 20,000 houses on a portion of the ranch toward the top of the Grapevine.
Photo by Ian Lee/Flickr Creative Commons

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On Tuesday, the L.A. County Board of Supervisors approved a 19,000 home development near the Tejon Pass.

The decision comes after almost 20 years of planning and tensions. Proponents of the project pointed to the need for housing and development, while opponents cited the exacerbation of urban sprawl, the risk of building in a fire prone area and the environmental impacts of the project.

Now that the project has been approved, we look to what’s ahead for the development, the environmental implications and whether it may face legal challenges.

Guests: 

Barry Zoeller, vice president of corporate communications and investor relations at Tejon Ranch Co.; the company is behind the Centennial development project

J.P. Rose, staff attorney for the Center for Biological Diversity; he tweets @JPRose5