Diamond Bar Settles With Industry On Football Stadium

The City of Diamond Bar has reached an agreement with the neighboring City of Industry regarding development of a proposed pro football stadium in Industry.

Under the deal in which Diamond Bar agreed not to file a CEQA suit, Industry agreed to pay its neighbor $20 million for traffic mitigation, and, depending on the number of events at the stadium, from $700,000 to $1 million annually for a Diamond Bar Community Facility Fund. Industry also agreed to provide $1 million for a middle school athletic field and to convey to Diamond Bar a 1.33-acre site close to a freeway ramp near the proposed stadium where a hotel could be developed.

The deal further calls for creation of an oversight committee that includes the two cities, the sheriff's office and fire departments to develop and implement an event-day public safety plan. And Industry must ensure Diamond Bar residential neighborhoods are screened from an adjacent parking area.

The agreement contrasts with a lawsuit filed in March by the City of Walnut over the stadium (see CP&DR In Brief, April 2009). Details of the agreement are on the Diamond Bar website.