With California mired in a housing shortage, a state agency is allowing hundreds of houses and surplus lots in the neighborhoods of El Sereno, South Pasadena and Pasadena to sit vacant — many for years — denying a potential source of housing for new residents.
Renters in path of defunct 710 Freeway route sue Caltrans over higher home purchase prices, saying ‘inflationary rate’ is illegal
By STEVE SCAUZILLO | firstname.lastname@example.org | San Gabriel Valley Tribune
PUBLISHED: November 16, 2018 at 7:45 am | UPDATED: November 16, 2018 at 3:49 pm
Cities along the route of the defunct 710 Freeway north extension are seeing their alternative traffic-relief projects get funded after six decades of stalemate. However, the sale of hundreds of surplus homes in the path of the extension have not moved ahead as quickly, with revenues barely trickling into Caltrans coffers for use in road and freeway improvements.
Caltrans effectively kills 710 Freeway extension after decades-long battle
By CAROL CORMACI and LAURA J. NELSON NOV 29, 2018 |5:45 PM
California transportation officials effectively ended a six-decade battle over the unfinished 710 Freeway this week, recommending against a costly, controversial freeway tunnel that would have been the longest in the state.