Yorba Linda History

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close this bookRancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Collection
View the documentBotanic Garden and Herbarium Being Created in Santa Ana Canyon
Yorba Linda Star April 5 1929 page 1
View the documentMrs. Bryant Again Entertains Lemon Men's Club at Field Day Meeting
The California Citrograph June 1933
View the documentLocal Ranch is Sanctuary for Flora of State
Yorba Linda Star April 20 1934 page 1
View the documentPasture Fire on Bryant Ranch Burns 9 Hours, 160 Acres
Yorba Linda Star June 17 1938 page 1
View the documentRancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Developing into Institution for Serious Scientific Research
Yorba Linda Star April 28 1939 page 5
View the documentCounty Home Makers Today Make Tour of Botanic Gardens
Yorba Linda Star May 5 1939 page 1
View the documentBig Grass Fire Covers 400 Acres of Bryant Ranch
Yorba Linda Star September 20 1940 page 1
View the documentFire Sweeps S.A. Canyon and Hills; North Edge Y.L. Singed
Yorba Linda Star November 12 1943
View the documentA Short History of the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
by Philip A. Munz,
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden of the Native Plants of California May 1947
View the documentRancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardens to be Open to Public
Yorba Linda Star March 26 1948 page 1
View the documentBotanical Garden Opens to Public
Yorba Linda Star March 25 1949 page 1
View the documentBotanic Garden to Open to Visitors
Yorba Linda Star March 17 1950 page 1
View the documentBryant Ranch Tentative Tract Map Approved Following Council Discussion on Area Roads
Yorba Linda Star October 7 1978 page 1
View the documentControversial Bryant Ranch as Yet Remains Untouched
Yorba Linda Star March 23 1979 page 3
View the documentHistoric Home Subject of City Excursion
Yorba Linda Star February 29 1984 page 1
View the documentBryant Ranch Property: A Look at Its Past
Yorba Linda Star March 7 1984 page 3
View the documentSusanna Bryant Leaves Botanic Legacy
Yorba Linda Star March 14 1984 page 6
View the documentBryant Ranch Project Enters First Phase
Yorba Linda Star January 30 1985 page 5
View the documentBryant Ranch Slated to be Museum
Yorba Linda Star January 7 1987 page 1
View the documentYorba Ranch Building to be Salvaged
Yorba Linda Star February 4 1987 page 1
View the documentBryant Ranch House Museum Opens
Yorba Linda Star February 26 1988 page 3
View the documentRanch House has a History
Yorba Linda Star December 14 1995 page 8
View the documentBryant Ranch House to Vie for National Registry
Yorba Linda Star October 17 1996 page 1

Bryant Ranch Project Enters First Phase

Yorba Linda Star January 30 1985 page 5   Open this page in a new window

Acquired by developers in 1978, the 3,500-acre Lomas de Yorba Bryant Ranch is nearing its first phase of commercial and industrial development in east Yorba Linda.

Philip Paxton, Yorba Linda planning director said the ranch, by far the largest-ever annexation of property by the city, is targeted for a series of different land uses to be implemented in the next 10 years.

Most significantly, the area will accommodate about 12,000 new residents, said Brian Johnson, project director for Campeau Corp, which is the ranch land developer. Johnson was Yorba Linda's assistant city manager for five years before joining Campeau

During a Yorba Linda-sponsored Chamber of Commerce-sponsored breakfast Wednesday, Johnson outlined some of his company's development projects. So far, the area south of the Santa Ana River is slated for a mix of affordable housing and industrial use, the building of which will commence in a couple of weeks, he said.

“There won't be any manufacturing there,” Johnson told a group of nearly 70 persons who gathered at the Yorba Linda Country Club. Mostly research and development businesses will be allowed at the 60-acre site, he said.

Next to the industrial area will be a 30-acre complex of 300 housing units called “The Villages.” The 900- to 1,200-square foot homes will cost between $85,000 and $110,000, Johnson said. Additionally, 400 townhouses will be built nearby.

“As developers, we get the land zoned and build the infrastructure.” Johnson said. He predicted the ranch will be completely developed within 10 years.

Together with commercial and industrial sites, a total number of 3,900 residential units is projected, he said.

Paxton said the Bryant Ranch is in the city's redevelopment area, so projected revenues in Yorba Linda's future from the development is difficult to assess at this time.

An unusual aspect of developing the ranch, which includes hilly terrain, ravines, and a flood plane, is the inclusion of a 250-acre “turtle track”. Johnson said deer, turtles, and other wildlife migrate from their hillside homes to the river and State regulations provided for the animals' continued access.

Meanwhile, Chamber president Mick Cary said he sees the development of the Bryant Ranch as a significant element in the growth of Yorba Linda.

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