Partnership supports Industry, Diamond Bar, Chino Hills purchase of Tres Hermanos Ranch property
IRWINDALE, CA - This week the Cities of Industry, Diamond Bar and Chino Hills announced an agreement to jointly purchase and manage the Tres Hermanos Ranch property in the far eastern corner of the San Gabriel Valley. The Partnership strongly supports this agreement, as it will lead to better community management of the property and will avoid expensive, antagonistic legal action between the cities. The Partnership sent support letters for the ranch purchase and management authority to City of Industry and the City of Diamond Bar, which are both key Partnership members.
"There's a long history of the Tres Hermanos property being a divisive issue between Diamond Bar and Chino Hills and the City of Industry," said Bill Manis, Partnership President and CEO. "This agreement to jointly purchase and manage the property will allow the cities to avoid the courts while enabling the public to provide input on future uses of the land. It's a huge win for the San Gabriel Valley."
The Tres Hermanos Ranch is comprised of 2,500 acres of rolling hills stretching across the border of Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties. It was purchased by City of Industry in 1978 from the heirs of the ranch founders and owned by Industry's Redevelopment Agency. However, ownership has become a thorny issue since the dissolution of redevelopment in 2012. The agreement announced today had Diamond Bar and Chino Hills paying $4 million each while City of Industry would pay $37.5 million for the land. The newly announced Tres Hermanos Conservation Authority will have a seven-member board, with two seats to Diamond Bar and Chino Hills each and the remaining three for Industry. The cities will work together to manage the land as open space and will oversee on public uses in the future.