State chooses Brookfield Homes to dev...

State chooses Brookfield Homes to develop Nelles site in Whittier

There are 15 comments on the Whittier Daily News story from May 19, 2010, titled State chooses Brookfield Homes to develop Nelles site in Whittier. In it, Whittier Daily News reports that:

The state has chosen Brookfield Homes, a national home developer locally based in Costa Mesa, to develop the 73.8-acre now-closed Fred C. Nelles Youth Correctional Facility.

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Jason Platt

Downey, CA

#1 May 19, 2010
Building more homes or commercial buidlings will only result in Whittier becoming even more overcrowded than it already is and will make driving through that area very time-consuming with the increased traffic . I think it should be developed into a park instead.
Ray Brower

La Habra, CA

#2 May 20, 2010
I like the idea of a Big League Dreams baseball park that could result in many out of area travel teams and adult softball teams bringing in much needed revenue for the area. Just think, eating establishments hotels would benefit greatly..

United States

#3 May 20, 2010
Maximize revenue on the Nelles property. This city needs to generate revenue for the future.
A Casino Resort has the potential of generating 10 to 18 MILLION dollars per year. Surround the area with upscale restaurants, theaters, playhouse, comedy club. Incorporate the historical buildings into the design.
Develop the property on the north side of the Blvd to fit with the Belles development. Expand the Nelles. property to include the 25 acres to the east. This whole Whittier Blvd / Philadelphia St area can be developed to generate much needed revenue for the City.
With the lack of revenue this City will be forced to cut more services. and programs and may be forced to raise fees and taxes to stay afloat.

Glendale, CA

#4 May 20, 2010
Just what Whittier needs, more medical offices. They are so attractive and positive. I would also add some more weird eating places, hostile clothing stores and piercing shops. Greenleaf doesn't have enough of those.
Whittier resident

United States

#5 May 20, 2010
Karla wrote:
Just what Whittier needs, more medical offices. They are so attractive and positive. I would also add some more weird eating places, hostile clothing stores and piercing shops. Greenleaf doesn't have enough of those.
haha I agree and all the above ideas are great! More homes would definitely add to an even more overpopulated Whittier. I think they all need to sit down and think about what would benefit the Whittier residents ALREADY living here...come on City got voted do something positive for us!
bad decisions

Redlands, CA

#6 May 20, 2010
just what we need more homes, more traffic, more kids to crowd the schools, more people for the already stretched police to watch over wow what a great idea!!!!!

Downey, CA

#7 May 20, 2010
Remember the redevelopement project of the Whittwood Mall? Well, the town-homes are still on the market with a reduction in price.
jus mee

Irvine, CA

#9 May 20, 2010
"They were the ones who had the best offer for the property," Lamoureux said."

So, more crackerbox houses ey?
Any research on the impact of the idditional residents? Most likely not. Whittier Blvd is already a joke. I have to take all side streets just to get around. Once completed, it's gonna get ugly.

Whittier, CA

#10 May 20, 2010
How many homes will be built?

Upland, CA

#11 May 20, 2010
maestro wrote:
How many homes will be built?
Depending on which development plan the City decides to go with Plan A 440 residential units. Plan B 1,415 residential units. Plan C 1,015 residential units. The City is pushing for Plan C. Here is the link to read about the Nellis development.
Steve Cauffman

Whittier, CA

#12 May 24, 2010
Congratulatins to Whittier for partnering with the best homebuilder in Southern California! I have been in the homebuilding industry for over 25 years and have personally worked with Brookfield Homes and can state they are the absolute best builder for attention to design and quality.
Great job Whittier - let's welcome Brookfield with open arms!

United States

#13 May 26, 2010
Better than a prison or a mental ward. Those of you that wanted a nice little park are living in a fantasy land.
Jason Platt

Downey, CA

#14 Jun 20, 2010
If living with parks is fantasyland than I'm all for living in fantasyland!

Since: Aug 09

Long Beach, CA

#15 Jun 21, 2010
Rather then bringing in much needed jobs the city has made it clear that they would rather bring in more property tax revenue and section 8 housing.
Mark Stephens

Whittier, CA

#16 Jun 23, 2010
This is awesome news.....I know they will do a fine job in upgrading the property and the blvd in the area. We need new homes, restaurants, retail and beautification along that area. I vote for a mini lake too much like that beautiful track of homes built in Buena Park!

Marvista Heights Resident

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