Like Roswell or Area 51, East Area One has a name that implies mystery, controversy and drama.
Fitting for a roughly 500-acre expanse of mostly undeveloped agricultural land that – despite its location off of Ventura County’s beaten path – has been a hot topic of discussion for years … especially now that East Area One has made history.
On June 3, Santa Paula voters approved an initiative to include the site proposed for Limoneira’s 1,500-unit housing development within the boundaries of Santa Paula’s City Urban Restriction Boundary, or CURB. It’s a feat that several developers have failed to achieve since CURB was passed in 2000, requiring voter approval for development of areas outside of the set perimeter.
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