Staff Report on SITR Initiative: Aesthetic Impacts

Thursday, July 24, 2014

As required by California Elections Code §9212, the City of Escondido has issued an independent report on SITR’s initiative.  The report summarizes the history of the Country Club area, SITR’s involvement, and the impacts SITR’s proposed development would have on the community.

Here is what the report concluded about the initiative’s aesthetic impact:

Aesthetic Impact – Scenic Vistas

The proposed 430 units on areas that served as golf course fairways would eliminate the scenic vistas and potentially block views of surrounding hillsides. The loss of these scenic vistas would be considered a potentially significant aesthetic impact given that over 71% of the golf course’s original acreage (78.6 acres) would be developed for residential purposes.   (City of Escondido Elections Code Report page 29)

The entire 36-page report can be viewed online here:  City of Escondido Elections Code Report

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