Black Ops Development told 'no' on condo project

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) A company called Black Ops Development won't be allowed to build condominiums at River Run and Elkhorn Creek Lane, near Buena Vista Road and Ming Avenue.

Black Ops Development wanted approval to build 150 multifamily units - apartments or condos - on a 12-acre parcel. Late Thursday night, the Bakersfield Planning Commission denied the company's request.

Residents in single-family homes in the River Oaks community have operated an opposition campaign to the planned River Run Village, and residents turned out in large number, many wearing matching yellow T-shirt, to show opposition at the Planning Commission meeting.

"It really came down to the folks in this neighborhood not wanting this project to go forward," Planning Commission member Elliott Kirschenmann said. "We didn't have one neighbor that was in support of this project, and to me, that was really the tipping point."

Black Ops declined comment following the vote. The company can appeal Thursday night's decision to the City Council.