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San Juan Parking Lot is Casualty of Development Feud

Apparently the feud between the staff of the Mission San Juan Capistrano and the developers of a shopping center proposed nearby has escalated to the point where the developers are terminating the monthly lease that allows the City of San Juan Capistrano to use the parking lot for public parking.  The parking lot is located at the corner of Ortega Highway and El Camino Real, and is most often used by visitors to the Mission.  The lot will close at the end of August.  The feud stems from the Mission’s opposition to the proposed shopping center as being out of character for historic downtown San Juan Capistrano and likely to exacerbate traffic and parking problems downtown.

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