SUBDIVISION PROPOSED FOR BASE OF TALLEST MOUNTAIN IN CONTINENTAL
The proposed luxury subdivision is located 4.5 mile from Lone Pine, CA, adjacent to Whitney Portal Road.
This route is the one and only way up to the trailhead for Mt. Whitney, the tallest mountain in the lower 48 states. More than 1700 visitors travel the road daily in the summer. It is also the backdrop of countless Hollywood movies and commercials.
The proposal includes plans for twenty-seven luxury houses on 2.5-acre lots and associated infrastructure, including twenty-seven 3,500-gallon water tanks.
Criticism of the proposal has come from both inside and outside of the local community, from both experts and laypeople. More than 300 people signed a petition opposing the development, and more than 60 people wrote letters to Supervisors and Planning
Daniel O’Connell, a veteran of the 101st Airborne who now lives in Glendora, CA, had this to say about the proposal in his letter to the Planning
To see Mt. Whitney and the site of this proposed development, or to donate to protect Mt. Whitney, go to www.savethemountain.org.