Another massive project threatens rural Escondido, Scoping Meeting October 5th at 6:00 pm

Speaking of keeping our areas rural, here is another huge and inappropriate project on the books.  This project, if built, will have devastating impacts to our back country areas.

Safari Highlands Ranch
October 5, 2015
– 7:30 p.m.
Escondido City Hall
Meeting Purposes:  This
notice is to inform you and all those interested that a second scoping meeting
will be held for the project described below. 
The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the proposed project and to
solicit input regarding environmental issues to be addressed in the
Environmental Impact Report (EIR), in accordance with CEQA Section 21083.9.  This meeting will be the second public scoping
meeting and has been primarily scheduled for the convenience of the
public.  City staff will host the meeting
and a City consultant will provide an overview of the proposed project. 
presenting information, staff and the consultant will be available to answer
any questions and receive any comments.  The meeting will be informational only and no
decisions about the project will be made.
Project Title:  Safari Highlands Ranch Environmental Impact
Report (ENV 15-0009).

Project Location:  The Safari Highlands Ranch
(SHR) is located at 23360 Old Wagon
Road, Escondido, San Diego County, California.  
The proposed project is located on
1,098 acres of vacant land east of Rancho San Pasqual, northeast of the Rancho
Vistamonte Community and just north of the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in
unincorporated San Diego County. 


The project proposes to amend the City’s Sphere of Influence and annex
approximately 1,100 acres order to construct 550 single family residential
units along with new public and private parks and open space, a new City fire
station, a community center, and on-site sewage treatment plant and a system of
new private and public streets.  A
complete description of the proposed project, additional
project information and technical studies are available at
Highlands Ranch, LLC

The City of Escondido recognizes its
obligation to provide equal access to public services for individuals with disabilities.  Please contact the American Disabilities Act
(A.D.A.) coordinator (760) 839-4643 with any requests for reasonable
accommodations at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.  The City of Escondido does not discriminate
against persons with handicapped status.

All interested persons are invited to attend.  For further information, please call John Helmer at
(760) 839-4543 or email at

Jay Petrek
Assistant Planning Director
City of Escondido
Dated:  September 23,

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