Developer Frank Arciero debriefs in frustration with Cornerstone Engineering President Darrell Whitten after the Kern County Planning Commission voted 5-0 October 8, 2009 for a radically scaled-down version of the Frazier Park Estates development in Lebec. The hearing about the development before the Kern County Board of Supervisors has now been postponed until February 9, 2010. [Penland Photo]
The public hearing before the Kern County Board of Supervisors to hear testimony about the proposals for Frazier Park Estates has been continued for 60 days. The December 8 hearing will now be schedueld for February 9, 2010 at 2 p.m. The hearing will take place at the board chambers at 1115 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield 93301.
Currently, Cornerstone Engineering and Frank Arciero, Jr. are proposing to build 620 homes in the area surrounding Frazier Mountain High School. The developers have encountered considerable concern from Mountain Community residents that adequate water supplies have not been demonstrated.
The Kern County Planning Commission voted 5-0 on October 8 to deny the developer’s plan. They voted for the planning department staff’s suggestion that 188 homes and a commercial center along Frazier Mountain Park Road be permitted. This level of development would still require a sewage and wastwater treatment and recycling facility. The developer said that such downscaling of his plan would not be profitable enough.
This is part of the November 27, 2009 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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