Concerning the Avenir development plan for the 4,760-acre Vavrus Ranch: As a Realtor on California’s Monterey Peninsula in the late 1970s, I saw the master plan proposal by developers for a 20,000-acre ranch then known as the Oppenheimer Ranch in Carmel Valley. The plan, the size of a major city phone book, called for a new city that would hold 20,000 new homes.
We are talking about 31 square miles of virgin land. That doesn’t seem unreasonable, does it? After all, considering that would be one acre per household and with good cluster design, there could be lots of open space.
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