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LAKE ELSINORE: 468-home project faces planners

LAKE ELSINORE: 468-home project faces planners

LAKE ELSINORE: 468-home project faces planners

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What: Lake Elsinore Planning Commission meets to review several project, including proposed Terracina housing project

When: 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 17

Where: Lake Elsinore Cultural Center, 183 N. Main St.

Info: 951-674-3124 or lake-elsinore.org

Despite hearing critical comments from residents at three different meetings, applicants for a 468-home development in northern Lake Elsinore are pushing the plan forward without changes.

Planning commissioners are scheduled to review the proposal in their meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, in the Lake Elsinore Cultural Center, 183 N. Main St.

Dubbed Terracina, the development — including new roads, a park and open space — would be built on 151 vacant acres north of Lakeshore Drive between Dryden Street and Terra Cotta Road.

When Spectrum Communities’ representatives introduced the plan at a community meeting, it met sharp criticism from a dozen or so residents. Increased noise, light, traffic and strain on the water supply as well as reduced privacy were among the concerns of neighbors.

The western side of the property abuts typical suburban tracts, while the rest is bordered by a rural enclave with dirt roads.

Following the community gathering, the project went before the commission twice and each hearing elicited opposition from a handful of residents. At each session, the panel postponed a decision at the request of the proponent.

“I can’t say what’s going to happen (Tuesday),” said staff Planning Manager Richard MacHott of the upcoming hearing. “The applicant is not proposing any changes.”

The plan calls for the development of six neighborhoods with varying lot sizes. Mostly unpaved Terra Cotta would be paved eastward to Nichols Road, providing access to and from Nichols’ junction with Interstate 15.

Dryden Road on the property’s southern border also would be paved.

If the project wins the Planning Commission’s favor and approval from the City Council in a future meeting, Spectrum would market each of the neighborhoods to home builders.

Contact the writer: 951-368-9690 or michaelwilliams@pe.com

Press Enterprise : Real Estate