I got a voice message from Joe Head of SummerHill Homes. He said SummerHill (Urban Housing Group) really does plan on moving full steam ahead with building a 301-unit apartment complex on that grassy field along Walnut Avenue and State Street. The project would include a screen for outdoor movie watching.
Meanwhile, before I went on furlough I spoke to Richard Frisbie of the Patterson Ranch development. He said he expected the Patterson family to hold on to the land until home prices recover, however long that takes. Once the market is healthy, he expects that they would sell the land to developers who would build the 839 homes, two churches, school, park, etc.