Walt Disney Co. opposes apartment/condominium proposal to be built near park

The Anaheim City Council is expected to decide tonight whether to allow 225 apartments and 1,275 condominiums to be built near Disneyland, a project opposed by the Walt Disney Co.

Although some Anaheim City Council members see the project as a way to add needed housing to Orange County's second-largest city, Disney says it would disrupt the tourist environment and street scene it has worked hard to create outside the gates to Disneyland and California Adventure, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The Anaheim Planning Commission unanimously rejected the housing plan last month, but some council members have expressed support for it.

The debate pits advocates of lower-cost-housing against Disney — Anaheim's biggest employer and biggest tourist draw — which has publicly worried about the environment outside its gates since the days of the late Walt Disney.


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