Residents weighed in on the proposed Fountain Valley Crossings development, a 162 acre project along the Santa Ana River, whose EIR was recently approved. The plan provides city paid upgrades and eases development restrictions for 101 area buildings in an attempt to attract residential, retail and entertainment projects to the area.
Residents liked the vision of a future ‘downtown’ for Fountain Valley and the addition of higher end retail and restaurants, but many residents were worried about increased traffic and a disruption related to a prolonged construction schedule that stretches into 2035.
“You’re dooming me for the rest of my life to live with dirt and noise,”Jo Sharp said, who moved from Newport Beach because of traffic. “That’s not fair. I came here for a peaceful life. I came here for a bedroom community. That’s what I’ve had and that’s what I love. Please don’t take it away from me.”