Vote signs off despite regulators’ concerns that proposed 176-house neighborhood and store will be too close to city’s airport.
By Doug Irving
Hawthorne signed off this week on plans to build an entirely new neighborhood of high-end homes alongside the municipal airport, waving off concerns that runways and residents don’t mix. The homes and a new Target megastore will replace an abandoned research center just east of the airport’s runway, almost under the flight path of arriving planes. City leaders have praised the project as a way to bring new homeowners into the city and to recycle a patch of blighted land.