Calif. Trailer Park Tenants Fight $150M Development

Law360, New York (May 22, 2012, 4:41 PM EDT) -- A California planning commission will decide Wednesday whether to recommend a long-stalled $150 million residential and retail development in Santa Monica, Calif., in a showdown between the developer and trailer park residents over a local land use law.

After nearly five years of lawsuits and bartering with elderly trailer park tenants refusing to leave the 3.85-acre site, developer Village Trailer Park LLC plans to present a significantly altered proposal to the commission, packed with concessions for the city and relocation incentives for the tenants. If approved,...
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