A controversial bid to build 189 houses in the foothills of northern San Marcos won approval this week from the San Marcos City Council, but critics have vowed to keep fighting the project, saying it’s too much development for the untouched land. The so-called San Marcos Highlands community — approved by the council in a 4-1 vote Tuesday — is planned for a nearly 300-acre property at the northern end of Las Posas Road. Homes would be built on 50 acres, and the rest of the property would be set aside as permanent open space. About half the land is within the city limits and the other half is in the county’s unincorporated area.
San Marcos Highlands approvals postponed indefinitely over environmental concerns
SAN MARCOS — A 190-home subdivision proposed for northern San Marcos suffered a setback Monday when city officials postponed considering the project based on complaints there hasn’t been adequate study of how it will affect traffic, sewer capacity and other issues.
The City of San Marcos will hold it’s third public workshop on the San Marcos Highlands project,which proposes 198 clustered single-family residential lots on 262 acres located at the northern terminus of N. Las Posas Road. No ofﬁcial decisions will be made at the workshop. Public hearings have not been scheduled at this time.
The workshop will be in a larger room than the first two workshops with plenty of seating.
The workshop will be in an open forum Q/A format.
New, visual representations of the project will be available.
Wednesday, August 28 | 6 pm
San Marcos Community Center
3 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069
For more information, please visit www.san-marcos.net/highlands
or contact City Associate Planner Norm Pedersen at
(760) 744-1050, ext. 3236 or email@example.com.