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InlandPolitics Commentary: Lewis Companies finally take it on the chin

Finally, someone has stood up to the Lewis Group of Companies and said enough is enough.

That someone is the State of California.

The State of California Department of General Services announced it has canceled an agreement with Lewis Companies and Shapell Homes to redevelop the now closed Fred C. Nelles Correctional Facility in Whittier.

The site is targeted to become a mixed-use development.

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DailyBulletin: Lewis loses deal to develop Nelles

State picks another firm for 73-acre property
Mike Sprague, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/24/2010 08:18:35 PM PDT

WHITTIER – The development team of Lewis Operating Group of Upland and Shapell Homes of Beverly Hills have been dropped, and a new unnamed developer has been chosen by the state as its choice to purchase the now-closed Fred C. Nelles Youth Correctional Facility.

“We have terminated our relationship with the original developers and are moving forward,” said Jeffrey Young, spokesman for the state Department of General Services, on Wednesday.

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