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THE VILLAGES
Updates from New Urban West
Plan to Revitalize Escondido Country Club Area
Heads to City with 46 Acres of Protected Open Space
More than three years after the Escondido
take approximately 12 months. The plan will
Country Club community was turned upside
then be considered by the city’s Planning
will take place in November. Those who have
down, New Urban West has submitted a
Commission, followed by the City Council. In
signed up for the Food & Beverage and
proposal to the City of Escondido that will
the meantime, New Urban West continues to
Recreation & Green Space advisory
reinvigorate the entire area.
meet with residents to discuss further details
committees will be contacted soon with the all
about the plan and answer any questions.
the details. The other advisory committees,
The plan, based on extensive community
input over the past several months, features
For more information about the plan,
The first advisory committee gatherings
including Senior Services & Age-Targeted
an expansive 46-acre open space system, a
visit vision4ecc.com
Homes, Road Improvement and Safety,
landscaped 32-acre greenbelt with four miles
Advisory Committee Kick-Off
Draws Nearly 200 Residents
Neighborhood Watch, and Community
of walking trails, 6 parks including 2 dog
parks, three new residential villages, a
neighborhood restaurant and bar, and a brand
new Club House with pool, gym, a tennis
court and additional recreational opportunities. All of the new benefits and amenities to
be located in the heart of the Country Club
community will be built and maintained at
no cost to current homeowners.
Escondido Country Club residents turned out
Identity & Beautification will meet after the
first of the year.
in big numbers last month to sign up for a
variety of advisory committees being formed
to advise New Urban West on issues ranging
from recreation to community beautification.
The event, held at Stone Brewing, featured
new renderings of the project, which were
greeted with enthusiasm by those who attended.
“This is a great plan for our community,”
said Country Club resident Mike
“The more I learn about this project
Finsterbusch,“It will breathe new life into
the more I love it,” said Country Club
our neighborhoods and finally put a stop to
resident Sandy Grasso. “We’ve been
what has been nothing short of a
stuck in a rut for years. With that chain-
nightmare for all of us.”
link fence and boarded-up clubhouse,
our community looks run-down and
Moving forward, the City will conduct an
extensive environmental review, which should
property values have suffered. Let’s
embrace this plan and move forward.”
How You Can Get Involved:
We welcome additional residents to join any of
the above advisory committees, please email
us at [email protected] with your
interest. Your voice in the future of your
community is valued!
THE NEW VILLAGES:
A snapshot of character and personality
Village 1: Spanish Monterey
Village 3: Western Cottage
With roots in Spanish Colonial California when Monterey
was the capital of the region, this architectural style was
often built from the 1930s through the 1950s. Typical
Spanish design elements include a rectangular plan with
second-story balconies, gabled roofs, and light-colored
wall materials with simple panel design windows.
Village 2: Craftsman
Adapted from Stick, Arts and Crafts Bungalow, Colonial
Revival and European Farmhouse, this style borrows the best
characteristics of each, simplifying the elements into a design
that is primarily utilitarian in keeping with a true “cottage”
aesthetic. The emphasis on function and clean ornamentation
make these homes reflective of classic California living.
Reflecting the Existing Diversity and
Vitality of Your Community
For over 50 years, the Country Club area has
Originating from the Arts and Crafts movement,
Southern California Craftsman style incorporates many
of the early design elements, including strong horizontal
lines and eaves with generous overhangs. Typical of this
historical style are exposed beams, wood or shingle siding
and porches. Simplicity and balanced window groupings
also typify this architectural movement.
This appreciation for diversity is reflected in the
provided a wide variety of housing options that have
wide range of lot sizes and housing densities that exist
attracted seniors, young families and all others in
today in the neighborhood. Currently, existing lot
between. While spending the last 6 months meeting
sizes range from approximately 1,300 square feet to
with residents, visiting their homes and learning
over 7,000 square feet. In general, homes on the
about the history of the Country Club area, we’ve
western and northern side of the former golf course
become very aware of just how much the community
have smaller lot areas than those residences on the
celebrates and cherishes the quality of lifestyle
eastern and southern ends of the neighborhood. The
provided by such a diverse group of homeowners
current housing densities range from 3.5 dwelling
and home types.
units/acre up to approximately 8 dwelling units/acre.
We are wholly committed to reflecting the existing community in The Villages proposal by providing the same diverse housing
options found in the neighborhood today. It’s why our plan to revitalize the former Country Club includes the following:
•The new Villages proposal is 35% less dense than what is allowed by the existing General Plan
•The 46-acre open space system provides buffers of approximately 50ft – 150ft between all new and existing residents
•More than 40% of the property is dedicated as permanent open space for the enjoyment of all residents
• The creation of 4 miles of walking trails and extensive social amenities will benefit the entire community
THE VILLAGES
SINGLE FAMILY UNITS
±2,500 S.F. to ±7,000 SF LOTS
@ 3.6 DU/AC
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NEIGHBORING COMMUNITIES
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SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED UNITS
7,000± S.F. LOTS @ 3.8 DU/AC
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DUPLEX CONDOMINIUM UNITS
2,000± S.F. LOTS @ 6.5 DU/AC
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SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED UNITS
5,000± S.F. LOTS @ 3.6 DU/AC
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SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED UNITS
4,000± S.F. LOTS @ 3.6 DU/AC
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DUPLEX CONDOMINUM UNITS
2,000± S.F. LOTS @ 8.3 DU/AC
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SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED UNITS
2,300± S.F. LOTS @ 5.3 DU/AC
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SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED UNITS
7,000± S.F. LOTS @ 4.0 DU/AC
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SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED UNITS
7,000± S.F. LOTS @ 3.9 DU/AC
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DUPLEX UNITS
2,000± S.F. LOTS @ 3.5 DU/AC
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SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED UNITS
7,000± S.F. LOTS @ 4.1 DU/AC
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Neighborhood Voices:
What Residents Are
Saying
Q & A : T H E N E W R E S I D E N C E S , PA R K S A N D M O R E
Based on feedback from the community, our designers and architects have been
hard at work on the application submission plans and further refining the vision,
the architectural styles and streetscapes.
Q: How many new residences will be built?
A: Village One showcases Spanish Monterey style
architecture and will contain 158 homes. Village Two
contains Craftsman style homes and will have 94
homes. Village Three features Western Cottage style
homes and will contain 140 homes. Across all three
villages, there are 392 residences.
Q: How large will the homes and lot sizes be?
A: The home sizes will range from 1,800 square feet to
2,700 square feet. Lot sizes will range from 2,500
square feet to over 7,000 square feet.
Q: Will the homes be single story or two story?
A: The homes will be two story, with architectural
elements that reflect classic California styles.
Q: Who are the targeted homebuyers?
A: The diversity of home styles and sizes will appeal to
many different types of buyers, similar to the range
of current residents Young families buying a first
home, seniors looking to downsize, and move-up
buyer seeking more space will all be attracted to
the villages.
I wanted to thank you for listening
and re-creating our neighborhood.
I cannot wait! I moved to the
ECC in July 1974. I was almost 3.
I currently live with my mom in the
same house. Oh the adventures
we have had here! This has been
my permanent address for 42 years!
This is home and always will be.
Thanks for saving my “hood.”
Q: Who will pay to maintain the new greenbelt?
A: The 30+ acre greenbelt will be paid for by new
homeowners. Existing residents will have full access
to the greenbelt, amenities and trails but will not
pay for maintenance.
Q: How many new parks will be built and what might
they include?
A: There will be six parks throughout the length of the
46-acre open space system. They will include
dedicated dog parks, specific playground areas for
children and “passive” recreation spaces to enjoy a
picnic or read a book. The final design and layout of
these parks will be determined by you, the
community. The Recreation & Green Space advisory
committee will take the lead in these decisions.
~H olly Oquist, 42 year resident of the
Country Club Area.
Q: What kind of restaurant is included in the plan?
A: That’s up to the community. The Food & Beverage
advisory committee will be informing our
restaurant choices. We hope to find a great local
restaurant that the neighborhood loves.
Please Join a Committee to
Ensure That Your Preferences
and Opinions Are Incorporated!
VILLAGE MEETINGS
As mentioned in our previous newsletter, we’re planning to hold meetings
in each of the three villages to discuss neighborhood-specific information
about the proposal. Depending upon where you live, we know you’ll have
particular questions about what parks are planned for your neighborhood,
the greenbelt and trails, ingress and egress for the new homes, trafficcalming measures and other logistics issues. We’re working hard to
schedule these Village Meetings and will be announcing them soon. A
heartfelt thank-you to the many residents who have contacted us to offer
their homes for these meetings!
Proposed traffic-calming measures along Country Club Lane.
How Will This Benefit Me?
• C
reation of 46 acres of protected open space, including four miles of walking trails
• C
onstruction of six parks, including two dog parks, throughout the 46 acre open space system
• R
eturn of a resort-style clubhouse, pool, gym, village green and restaurant at no cost to current
residents
• O
ver 40% of the property preserved as permanent open space
• P
ositive impact on property values
• Restoration of a sense of community and the long-held prestige of the area
• R
esolution of long-standing property encroachment issues
“I’ve reviewed the plan proposed for the Escondido Country Club
area and there is no doubt in my mind that existing home values will grow
as a result. The new clubhouse, greenbelt and fresh new homes will make
this community highly desirable for new homebuyers.”
~Michael Carunchio, Owner-Broker, Real Estate Outlet Plus, Escondido

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