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Urban walkers to settle Pacific Highlands Ranch

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Building an urban center for the future on the lands near the 56 freeway, between the I-5 and Carmel Valley and the Rancho Penasquitos and Rancho Bernardo communities, will not miss the mark at Pacific HIghlands Ranch. Last week, the city council approved the ground plan and permits for the 174 home community building project. A walker's green community on the edge of trail lands no longer stays on standby.

Afinal map approval will set up the groundbreaking on the rough graded lands north and south of the 56.

The larger Pacific Highlands Ranch area stands in the middle of the future urbanizing area, in north San Diego, the city council first trusted to developers in 1992. One of five subareas in the urbanizing area, the Pacific Highlands Ranch subarea, in 1999, was marked out for community development. Work building out the subarea's residential communities will not complete the community development. In the future, a large community will have its own elementary schools, a junior high school, and a private high school. And, its ownpark collection. The development undertaking will put in a new employment centger, and a library.

There are two divisons south of Carmel Valley Road in the Pacific Highlands Ranch project. The single family home community, north of the 56, will have 146 market rate homes. Inside the single family grounds, linear parks with green walkways will connect the home rows. Homes that are mostly detached homes, and many homes with alley garages. The developer will build 28 multi-family homes south of the 56. The affordable condominiums, rented at 30 percent a limited income, have their own private garages with storage. Eight homes in one condo building will take in residents.

Entry into nearby trail lands will be landscaped on the southwest corner on the single family grounds. The multi-family home residents will get their own recreational park.

Plans to build the community in the subarea that bears the name Pacific Highlands Ranch took a step back before the council approved. The developer was to build well over 200 homes. Fifty seven homes were taken out of the community plan, and moved to the Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch project.

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