Lilac Hills Ranch has been revamped and unveiled as the county’s “first carbon-neutral” development.
The development’s number of units remains the same as the project that voters defeated by a margin of two to one in November 2016. It has a different developer, however, Ranch Capital, rather than the Accretive Group, although Ranch Capital was always a backer of Accretive. Project Manager is now Valley Center resident Jon Rilling.
As before, the density is 1,746 and that includes 468 for 55 plus residents/age restricted. The new plan includes numerous housing types including homes, townhomes, mixed-use, etc. “The majority of the homes will range from the $300,000s to the $600,000s for working families,” said a spokesman.
The project would still require a general plan amendment from the Board of Supervisors. Although the voters rejected the project in 2016, nothing prevents the developer from resubmitting it in a different form.