Daily Titan | Diana Tran, Elizabeth Tovar and Kelly Boonkrong
On Tuesday, the Fullerton City Council approved a 33-unit condominium proposed by Brandywine Homes that will be built on Bastanchury Road with a 4-1 vote, despite a majority of residents opposing the development.
Originally used for oil exploration, the 2.4 acre vacant site is owned by the Fullerton Public Library Foundation.
The new residential development, located at 751 E. Bastanchury Road, will include one building with three units and six other buildings with five units each. Each two-story building will include a garage with space for two cars each, as well as 33 guest spots for the entire community.
The adjacent property is Beechwood Elementary School, in which a kindergarten class is closest to the proposed development. Alex Hernandez, the Brandywine Homes project developer, dispelled concerns about the children’s privacy.
“We’re going to have an 8-foot wall at the property line,” said Hernandez. “Not only does it serve as a physical barrier, but it provides acoustical resistance as well.”