Friends of Redlands (FOR) is a non-partisan community group that provides residents a way to effectively monitor and influence city policies to protect our city’s unique heritage and charm.

The Redlands City Council has refused to accept the defeat of Measure G and is moving ahead with the Transit Villages Plan. It would allow high-rise apartments of 70’ and up to 6000 people living in the downtown Transit Villages Area along the railroad tracks.

“Current zoning in the downtown has no limit on building height.”

(Brian Desatnik, Director of Development Services)

The only way to STOP the city and prevent high-rises next to single-family homes is to pass a citizen initiative to limit building heights and density. Friends of Redlands is asking you to SIGN THE PETITION to get this initiative on a future ballot. This initiative would:

*Close loopholes preventing future councils from building high-density apartment units

*Replace 4/5 council vote enabling density exceptions with a 5/5 council vote

*Eliminate General Plan exemption allowing higher density near future Metrolink


*Prevent buildings taller than two stories next to single-family homes

*Place hard limit of three stories and 40’ on buildings w/in Downtown Transit Village

*Significantly increase parking requirements throughout the transit village areas


Friends of Redlands will be collecting signatures on the following dates at the corner of Cajon and Highland at Prospect Park:

Saturday, March 6 (9:00 am – 3:00 pm)

Saturday:  March 13 (9:00 am – 3:00 pm)

If you have any questions, please email us a or call John at (909) 496-1539.