Intentional Grounding: Diamond Bar Drops Stadium Suit
Diamond Bar residents awoke today to learn their city council had unanimously accepted $21 million from neighboring Industry to drop a lawsuit against Industry's proposed football stadium. The 75,000-seat venue, a project of L.A. developer Ed Roski, is budgeted to cost $800 million and be completed near the junction of the 60 and 57 freeways by 2011. Once all legal challenges are removed, Roski hopes to persuade an NFL team into moving to Industry, 15 miles east of Los Angeles.
Above: Ed Roski's dream stadium
Diamond Bar had sued over traffic, light and noise concerns -- which
its council now believes will be eradicated under terms of the
settlement. Those terms include getting an athletic field for a Diamond
Bar middle school and $700,000 yearly for "community facilities."
Another neighboring town, Walnut, has a similar lawsuit pending against
Industry and its stadium.
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