Historic Resources Commission says Santa Ana should Purchase the Orchard

Good news everyone! The Historic Resources Commission (HRC) passed a resolution to “… urge the City Council to purchase the Sexlinger Property…” Our next hurdle will be the Planning Commission meeting on Monday, February 11, 2013 in the City Council Chambers. Hope to see you all there. Thank you so much for all of those who came out in support of preservation and thank you to the HRC and the Planning Department staff for all of your hard work!

Here is a link to an article about the HRC meeting on Thursday 1/24 written by Ron Gonzales of the Orange County Register.

http://www.ocregister.com/news/property-409359-city-conservancy.html

Time is Running Out

Time is running out to preserve the historic Sexlinger Orchard in Santa Ana. Our own Jeannie Gillett is quoted in the latest Orange County Register article:

“There’s nothing else like it in the county, and it would be a shame to lose it. It’s very much worth the effort trying to get people aware, and doing whatever they can to help.”

Please read the Orange County Register’s article and share it with everyone you know. If you would also share this post on your facebook, twitter, and other social media pages, maybe we can reach even more people that can help us preserve this resource for future generations.

Here is a link to the article: http://www.ocregister.com/news/property-379707-orchard-city.html

Thank you for your support!

Attention OC Register Subscribers

Are you an Orange County Register Subscriber?

If so, you may soon receive a gold envelope in the mail from the OC Register, containing what looks like a check. If you get one, you can endorse it to The Old Orchard Conservancy c/o Santa Ana Historical Preservation Society, and mail it back to the OC Register (per instructions in the letter). The Register will then notify us that money is available for us to spend on advertising. ¬†Aaron Kushner, the new publisher and owner of The Orange County Register has pledged $12.4 million worth of free advertising to local nonprofits to be chosen by the paper’s readers.

Thank you for your support!

Santa Ana Planning Commission Receives Comments on DEIR

On November 13, the City of Santa Ana Planning Commission held a public hearing to receive and file public comments on the revised Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the Sexlinger Farmhouse and Orchard project. Thank you to everyone who participated!

Your input on the DEIR may still be submitted in writing through December 17, 2012 by 5:00 PM.

Here is a link to the document: http://www.santa-ana.org/pba/planning/documents/SexlingerOrchard_RecirculatedEIR.pdf

Please send any comments you have on the DEIR to:

Vince C. Fregoso, AICP, Principal Planner
Santa Ana Planning and Building Agency
PO Box 1988
Santa Ana, CA 92702

Email: Vince Fregoso
(714) 667-2713
Fax (714) 973-1461

New Draft Environmental Impact Report Released

This week a new Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) was released by the City of Santa Ana, Planning and Building Agency, on the Sexlinger Farmhouse and Orchard Residential Development Project. The DEIR addresses the environmental effects of the proposed project. The purposes of the DEIR are to (1) inform and provide public agency decision makers and the public with specific information regarding the environmental effects associated with development of the project, (2) identify and address significant effects and ways to minimize them, and to (3) describe reasonable alternatives to the project. Mitigation measures are provided, that may be adopted to reduce the significance of impacts resulting from the proposed project.

Here is a link to the document: http://www.santa-ana.org/pba/planning/documents/SexlingerOrchard_RecirculatedEIR.pdf

There is a Public Comment Period for this document – from November 1, 2012 to December 17, 2012; all public comments must be received by 5:00 PM on December 17, 2012.

Please send any comments you have on the DEIR to:

Vince C. Fregoso, AICP, Principal Planner
Santa Ana Planning and Building Agency
PO Box 1988
Santa Ana, CA 92702

Email: Vince Fregoso
(714) 667-2713
Fax (714) 973-1461

There will also be a Public Hearing on the DEIR, to which you may submit written or oral comments on the document. It will be held:

Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 6:00 PM
City of Santa Ana City Hall, Council Chambers
22 Civic Center Plaza
Santa Ana, CA 92702