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Centennial, California

Centennial, California is a proposed 11,700-acre (47 km2) master-planned community on Tejon Ranch, in Los Angeles County between Bakersfield and Los Angeles. [1] It is sited in the far western Antelope Valley at the foothills of the Sierra Pelona and Tehachapi Mountains.[2] It is planned to be located along California State Route 138 east of Interstate 5, and northeast of Quail Lake.[1]

The community is intended to be built over 25 to 30 years, with approximately one-half of the 11,700-acre area designated as open space.[3] It comprises 17,000 houses, designed for 70,000 inhabitants. The developers have said they plan to attract local jobs in order to employ the anticipated number of adult residents.[1]

Centennial is planned to be developed by four companies: Tejon Ranch Company, Lewis Operating Company, Pardee Homes and Standard Pacific Homes, on the property of Tejon Ranch.[3]

The Center for Biological Diversity, based in Tucson, Arizona, opposes the housing project, claiming that it would be built on rare ecosystems, including the largest native grassland left in California.[4] The project is planned to encroach on the territory inhabited by the endangered California condor, as well as 26 other species.[2]

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