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La Quinta buys extra land for inexpensive housing close to Freeway 111

La Quinta officers, dealing with a state mandate so as to add greater than 1,500 housing models over this decade, agreed final week to buy 5.2 acres alongside town’s most important retail hall, with plans to show the land into inexpensive housing close to Freeway 111.

The town council unanimously accredited shopping for the land simply northeast of Freeway 111 and Dune Palms Highway. The town can pay the $3.6 million price from its unassigned reserves and bond funds.

It is the second parcel close to Freeway 111 just lately purchased by town with inexpensive housing in thoughts. In February 2022, town purchased a 15-acre lot, only a block west of the land it purchased final week, for $8.6 million.

The town envisions the lot purchased final 12 months as a mixed-use improvement with retailers and inexpensive housing, although it has but to discover a companion for the plan. In distinction, the land bought final week is slated to simply embrace housing, with a separate retail house abutting it, based on Gil Villalpando, town’s housing improvement director.

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