As some of you may know, we recently submitted our revised site plans and studies to the City of Escondido. Changes happen for a variety of reasons, but in this case, the changes were a result of feedback we received from the community and other stakeholders from our original submittal, as well as direction provided to us by the City. Thus, we made modifications to the proposed Safari Highlands Ranch (SHR) development plans. Here’s a snapshot of a few of those changes: Read More
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Last month we shared how we’re making fire protection a key objective for the proposed Safari Highlands Ranch (SHR) development. In addition to using twice the amount of fuel modification zones than typically required, we’re working diligently to incorporate many other site enhancements that are designed to facilitate emergency apparatus and personnel access throughout the site. Many of these features will assist responding firefighters through prevention, protection and suppression capabilities. For instance: Read More
We’ve heard concern from nearby residents pertaining to fire and we assure you that the proposed Safari Highlands Ranch (SHR) development has been designed with fire protection as a key goal.
Last July, we presented the City of Escondido Fire Department with the SHR Fire Protection Plan (FPP). The purpose of the FPP is to evaluate the potential impacts resulting from wildland fire hazards and identify the measures necessary to mitigate those risks. In addition, our recommendations are consistent with the lessons learned from After Fire Action Reports from numerous fires occurring over the last 20 years, including the 2003, 2007 and 2010 San Diego County Fires.
We’re aware that many neighbors who live in the San Pasqual Valley are active and enjoy walking, hiking and biking in the area. If the proposed Safari Highlands Ranch (SHR) project is developed, there will be over 9 miles of soft surface, multipurpose, trail networks throughout the project.
With some of our recent changes, Safari Highlands Ranch has addressed the City’s comments and simultaneously increased the amount of overall biological space.
Click on the illustration below to view the area.
We’re often asked how we’ll minimize traffic impacts if the Safari Highlands Ranch (SHR) project is approved. While we recently hired Lord Architecture to work with school officials to develop solutions to revamp the pick-up and drop-off area at the school on Rockwood, there are many other solutions we’re looking to implement. Read More
As we previously shared, a representative from the County Board of Education recommended that Safari Highlands Ranch (SHR) hire the architect who originally designed the school and campus to provide ideas and solutions for the safety of students as they arrive and depart each day.
As a result, our team recently hired the Principal and President of Lord Architecture Inc., Kathy Lord, to discuss some conceptual work on designing new improvements and revamping the pick-up and drop-off area at the school. Read More
We recently shared that if the Safari Highlands Ranch project is approved, we will provide the Eagle Crest Golf Course funds for a new 4,000-sf clubhouse. In addition, we’ve also agreed to rebuild hole 14, provide resources to refurbish other holes and landscaping, and purchase 275 pre-paid golf memberships. Read More
One of the comments we continue to hear is that residents would enjoy an updated clubhouse at the Eagle Crest Golf Course. As part of our agreement with Eagle Crest, if the Safari Highlands Ranch project is approved, we will build or fund a new clubhouse of approximately 4,000-sf. Read More