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Temecula Planning Commission gives green light for ‘Altair’ to go to city council


Last updated 11/30/2017 at Noon

The map shows a depiction of the Altair project, which cleared its first hurdle with the Temecula Planning Commission and will next be coming before the city council.

The Temecula Planning Commission voted 5-0 to recommend approval of a densely-packed housing development in the foothills west of Old Town, following a roughly four-hour meeting Wednesday, Nov. 15.

The project, dubbed Altair, would bring roughly 3,000 to 4,000 new residents to the city. There would be as many as 1,750 residential units, businesses, parks, open space and an elementary school occupying a collective 270 acres in the foothills.

Proponents of the project have cited the need for housing in the area and an increase in business in nearby Old Town as some of the reasons the projec...

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