SANTA YNEZ, Calif. - A major bureaucratic step cleared on Monday in the Chumash Tribe's bid for more housing.
Tribal Chairman Kenneth Kahn announced on Monday that 'Camp 4' is now officially part of the Chumash Reservation.
The 1,390-acres was put into Federal Trust by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
The announcement means the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians can begin the process of building homes on that land.
The tribe purchased 'Camp 4' in 2010 from the estate of the late developer and actor Fess Parker.
The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians owns and operates the Chumash Casino Resort, which is located on the tribe’s reservation on Highway 246 in Santa Ynez. The tribe also owns Hotel Corque, Root 246 and the Hadsten House in Solvang and two gas stations in Santa Ynez.