Frequently Asked Questions...and Answers

DOES THE CITY HAVE TO SELL THIS LAND AT BKK?

 

What’s commonly referred to as one thing – the BKK landfill – can be thought of as three large tracts of land. 

 

One tract of land is the Class I landfill, the hazardous waste landfill.  It's owned by BKK Corporation.  It is not for sale.

 

The second tract of land is the Class III landfill, the municipal trash landfill.  It's also owned by BKK Corporation and is also not for sale. 

 

The third tract of land is 134 acres of land to the north and to the east of these landfills.  This land used to be owned by BKK, but is now owned by the City of West Covina.  This is the land that's for sale.

 

Singpoli has proposed buying these 134 acres AND leasing substantial additional land on both of the landfills.

 

There is no requirement to sell these 134 acres.  The City of West Covina is trying to sell it for added revenue to the City's coffers. Conservation interests are interested in buying this land so that it would remain open space and become a park with trails and other recreational amenities added.  

This is some of the last remaining sizeable open space in this part of the San Gabriel Valley.   It would be preserved for all of us to enjoy and create outdoor memories for generations to come.  

 

Not only would the park provide excellent views from atop the hills, existing wildlife and habitat would also be preserved - areas within these 134 acres that have already been designated for preservation and restoration by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and California Department of Fish and Wildlife as part of agreements with the City of West Covina to allow the Heights Shopping Center and Big League Dreams to be constructed. 

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