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Proposed Whispering Hills Apartment Complex Rejected by Planning Commission, City Council Review Next

A while back, we talked about the proposed “Whispering Hills” apartment complex near San Juan Hills High School.  That article is here.  The proposal contemplates an apartment complex with 100 units, of which 26 units are reserved for low and moderate income tenants.  This week, the San Juan Capistrano Planning Commission rejected plans for the Whispering Hills complex, citing traffic concerns in and around the high school.  The Commission listened to a number of proposed traffic solutions presented by a consultant (excerpted in the Patch video embedded below), but none persuaded the Commission to green light the project.

The Whispering Hills apartment complex is not dead.  The Planning Commission vote is only a recommendation to the full City Council, who will hear the proposal next.  You can read the full article in the Patch here.

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