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Curtis Park Village EIR Gets Council Approval



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(Sacramento, CA)
Friday, April 2, 2010
The mix of homes and business would be built on the site of a toxic railyard near Sacramento City College. Paul Petrovich is the project’s developer. He told council members he’ll bury the toxic dirt and help improve what’s now an industrialize area.
 
“I’m not here trying to sell the city council on ‘let me go do something that really isn’t in the best interest of the community’. There’s 350,000 tons of dirt out there somebody has to deal with. I am asking this council to help me take the next step to solve this problem.”

But neighbors are worried the toxic dirt will be buried underneath a park. They also don’t want the project to include any big box retail. And resident Gary Weinberg (WINE-berg) told council members it’s not fair to brand opponents NIMBYs...people who say: “not in my backyard.”
 
“Just because somebody has a concern about something doesn’t make them a NIMBY. We have been accused of being emotional about this and it’s true we are. We are because where we live is a place that we adore.”
 
The project isn’t a done deal. Council members will need to approve zoning changes later this year. And state officials still have to sign off on plans to deal with the toxic dirt.
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