No, it was in the chuckwalla valley. Close to the community referenced in the article. If memory serves, CVSR was by the same developer at that same time and received much of the same scrutiny over federal assistance.Was that project CVSR on the Carrizo Plain?
That little development looked like zombieland back when I was there. Lots of abandoned/unlivable houses and it seemed like a good portion of residents in the area were there for the project. The 55+ community portion must be the nicer part of it. Google maps images makes it look like they cleared out a bunch of the abandoned places now. Unique area for sure but so is most of the CA desert when it comes to residences.