Colette Chaillou has been a resident at Pacific Mobile Home Park for more than 20 years. Over the years, she built many memories and a well-kept garden full of lilacs, roses and orchids.
But she may have to let it all go.
"I don't think it's right," she said as she sat on her couch on a Monday afternoon caressing her dog, Misty. "This is my home, my place. My little garden is here."
Huntington Beach is in the middle of plans to widen Atlanta Avenue where the mobile home park meets the corner of Huntington Street and Atlanta. The city is widening Atlanta between Huntington and Delaware streets to bring it into compliance with its general plan and the county's Master Plan of Arterial Highways, according to a city staff report.
Widening the street seems like a simple enough goal. But in order for the city to do so, it will need additional property that is now inhabited by eight mobile homes with mostly elderly residents.