117-Acre Development Proposal To Be Decided By Poway Residents
City of Poway
Earlier this month, the Poway City Council approved a proposal to develop a 117-acre mixed-use subdivision with up to 160 homes located in the Northwestern portion of the City.
The Farm in Poway would be located north of the intersection of Espola Road and Martincoit Road at the site of the decommissioned StoneRidge Country Club. The site, which is currently zoned Open Space, would be re-zoned in the General Plan and include a new specific plan.
In addition to the residential homes, the development would include recreational, agricultural and commercial amenities. Because of the required zoning amendment, the proposal will be placed on the City’s November 3, 2020 ballot as a measure for consideration for simple majority approval.
The applicant, The Farm in Poway LLC, would divide the residential portion of the project into five different communities of varying sizes and architectural styles. One community would be made up of 22 attached single-family twin homes, and the remaining four communities would be made up of varying styles and sizes of detached single-family homes.
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The homes would be designed in a “farmhouse” style with concrete tile or metal roofing materials and stone, wood, stucco and metal siding materials. Each home would have at least a two-car garage with two uncovered driveway parking spaces.
The agricultural portion of the project would include community gardens, succulent gardens, agriculture, and naturalized drought-tolerant landscaping. Farm stands, outdoor farmers’ markets, and incidental sales of plants or produce generated within the project site would be permitted.
Approximately 3.5 miles of multi-use trails for pedestrians, equestrians and bicyclists would encompass the site. Other proposed amenities are a 4,246-square-foot event barn with a 1,000 sf patio for events, a 2,673 sf café with a 2,200 sf patio for restaurants or beer and wine gardens, a 3,684 sf vivarium for butterfly observations, a 2,815 sf classroom and a 4,680 sf greenhouse for agricultural activities. The development would also include a fitness club, bike racks and a bicycle repair station.
The existing clubhouse, accessory buildings, tennis courts and the pool would be demolished as part of the proposal. A total of 220 on-street parking spaces and non-residential off-street parking lots would be included in the development.