Author: Larry

image of apartments & parking
An apartment complex with parking garage in Riverside, CA. An indicator of what is coming to Redlands.

A Monolith

Pam, one of our supporters, suggested that Friends of Redlands visit an apartment and parking garage development at the corner of Iowa and University in Riverside. Although this is a huge complex it is an indicator of what is coming to Redlands. Worth a look! Have you seen the new parking garage on Stuart next …

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View of planned Redlands Blvd area downtown
Planned multi-modal Redlands Blvd near downtown.

Revisiting Measure G: Development in the time of Covid

People in Redlands have not forgotten about Measure G, which our city council unanimously supported. Here’s a great letter from a Redlands resident that recently appeared in the Redlands Community News: With another election date drawing near, it is more important than ever to revisit the former Measure G, which was so soundly defeated by …

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Departure Platform
A train departs the station.

FOR’s Recommendations for Transit Villages EIR

Friends of Redlands sent suggestions to the City regarding the Environmental Impact Report for the proposed “transit villages” around the 3 Redlands stations serving the train to San Bernardino.  Here are our suggestions: Provide for increased policing and fire protection in proportion to the expected future increase in population due to apartment living, and to …

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"Transit Village" housing in Montclair, CA.

Know Your Housing

The state legislature of California has passed a lot of housing bills you should know about. Here’s a short summary of the most important ones. These laws parallel Measure G. They essentially take away local control over cities, neighborhoods, and housing. They will affect housing values, water usage, sanitation systems, traffic, parking, security and established …

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