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Thousands Of New Residential Dwellings Planned For Temecula Hillside

The proposal calls for development in mostly untouched area nestled in hillside southwest of Old Town Temecula.

The area proposed for development is hillside, southwest of Old Town Temecula, near Pujol Street.
The area proposed for development is hillside, southwest of Old Town Temecula, near Pujol Street.
A plan that calls for building at least 2,000 dwellings -- including apartments, stacked condominiums, townhomes, triplexes and single-family homes -- is being proposed for vacant land west of the 15 Freeway near Rancho California Road in Temecula, The Press-Enterprise is reporting.

The mostly undeveloped 270 acres nestled in hillside southwest of Old Town has been been purchased by Ambient Communities, the news agency reported. It is near the site of the highly contested Liberty Quarry proposal, according to The Press-Enterprise. 

A portion of the property is being set aside for public use, according to the report.

Click here for the full story from The Press-Enterprise.
Paul Jacobs July 30, 2013 at 09:29 AM
Alek, nice thought but the City is already paying SDSU's Matt Rahn as a consultant so that opposition has been bought.
Chris July 30, 2013 at 10:05 AM
To the west of these hills is De Luz and the north is La Cresta. Come visit Temecula's hills to see all of the low income high density housing. No benifit for our residents or city here, just a developer cashing in with whom ever they paid off.
Mike the Great July 30, 2013 at 11:09 AM
2,000 more dwellings=approx. 4,000 more vehicles on the road probably more...There IS a Tipping Point where Bigger is no longer Beautiful...
TVOR July 30, 2013 at 11:16 AM
Here's a novel idea; How about the county and city buying that property and paying to build a proper veteran's center for the huge number of veterans in our community (most of whom are combat veterans) instead of increasing our already too high population density? The whores in our local government who cater to the developers have already changed the nature of our town from the quiet little community it used to be to something more like crowded orange county. You folks who are on here discussing these issues need to mobilize and get out there and rally the citizens of this city to elect council members who will put an end to high density development in our already crowded city. Are you gonna be part of the solution or, by inaction, be part of the problem?
Epolicious July 30, 2013 at 12:37 PM
it makes you wonder if the construction and expansion on Winchester isn't for the sole purpose of helping those in impoverished areas commute and or move into Temecula. It would seem more reasonable to open up additional resources for the existing residence of the city then to build on its population numbers. I'm sure there are plenty of people being paid, it is capitalism after all, but they have to see how congested certain areas of the city are becoming and the vagrants moving in.if anything they should build drug and alcohol rehab centers away from the city and its farthest boundaries in order to clean this place backup
SA July 30, 2013 at 12:38 PM
Thank you TVOR … Outstanding idea …
Brick July 30, 2013 at 02:12 PM
Trafficula!!! Lol
newhdplayer July 30, 2013 at 04:38 PM
I hope this development will include sidewalks
Mary Hutto July 30, 2013 at 08:12 PM
Good suggestion TVOR. Trafficula good one, I need to remember that...... we can always use a laugh
Mary Hutto July 30, 2013 at 08:13 PM
Thanks Alek, I knew you had a sense of humor
GD July 31, 2013 at 12:58 AM
"t makes you wonder if the construction and expansion on Winchester isn't for the sole purpose of helping those in impoverished areas commute and or move into Temecula." Are you referring to the freeway exit or another part of the roadway? Because the exit is long long long overdue. I remember the guys at the old Murrieta Mitsubishi telling me how they'd watch cars crash into each other there every single day. "Trafficula" goes back some 20-odd years. And really, if you think it's bad now, you should have been here then. It was much much worse.
Brenda July 31, 2013 at 04:37 AM
Trafficula!!! Good one all around, and Alek has a nice personality under there somewhere just takes some serious digging and digging and digging to make a dent in his walls. GD our freeways, err I should say our Mall, Auto Center, Strip Malls being built right on the dang freeway that we did have was our first big mistake. Then building all the millions of houses that there is only 4 main roads to use off the freeway to get home to them.......and it just kept going further and further and further. That was East and West. Then we have the 3 streets I think that kind of run north to south in a round about crooked way. When building is planned the first thing, as we all know, that goes in are the streets, side walks, signal lights, and the streets surrounding the malls, auto centers, strip malls, restaurants, other business's. We did not allow room for 2 lanes to exit the freeway or get on the freeway did we? Nope, not enough on and off ramps. Signal lights too dang close to the freeway off ramps, LOL, which is outrageous for backing up the traffic right? Then put in a few high schools on 2 of those 8 large roads that take us east and west, or north and south and now we really have created a mess right? So we try to do little fixes here and there, try to make citizens happy as more and more people are involved in accidents. Everything in this town went up ffast for the benefit of the CITY, to fill pockets(cause where is all that money now???)get money rolling in, not worrying about anyones drive home right? Or drive to get kids to school at the same time people going to work are barreling down Winchester to jump on that thing we call 8 miles of hell the Temecula freeway, LOL Sidewalks, bigger, wider, more safe streets, safe speed limits, an actual thought and design for this in our City went by the way side for money to get coming in. Then someone started thinking sidewalks, bike lanes, cross walks, etc. etc. but all a bit too late. Building all these banks so close to the freeways also make them an easier hit for robbers and that is probably why we never find them, off, rob, on and run like hades. And GD, when have you ever seen Car dealerships built right on the freeway?? Literally a few yards from it. Enough room though for the car dealerships to park cars up on there to put up sale signs advertising!!! LOL Just like the Mall and strip centers, who has ever seen one seriously sitting damn near right on the edge of the freeway!!! Whoever designed all this should get all his pay taken back even after all these years because it prevents us from fixing it all today.
Albia Miller July 31, 2013 at 02:01 PM
Mayor says the property is zoned for recreational amusement park and is a long range vision. I can go back to my cave and feel alright. No, thanks, deve$opers don't buy property for long range plans. Any way I think it is VEGENCE for Pecahnga buying San Diego's hope of white concrete rock because Ambient is from San Diego and the site looks over at Pu'Eska mountain and SOS had better rally.
Blane July 31, 2013 at 02:54 PM
What I am stating in this post are just my feelings, opinions and beliefs. It is just food for thought! Shame on the city counsel for approving this!! Has anyone thought about what is going to happen once the new Hospital opens and what it will be like listening to sirens and ambulances racing up and down 79 South all hours of the day and night??? Are you familiar with Inland Valley Hospital?? I have been told, but I do "NOT" know if this information is accurate or valid, that the New Temecula Hospital is also owned and/or built by the same corporation and/or entity that owns Inland Valley Hospital. Google it!! I feel sorry for the people who live in De luz and La Cresta. I would imagine their beautiful, exclusive area is going to be destroyed and the equity in their homes will be devalued after 2,000 condo's and apartments are built...What a shame!! I moved here from San Diego and I regret it now. We now live in LA...Had I known that this town was going to grow to the size it has and with the traffic and crime issues it has, I never would have moved here. Has anyone ever pondered what would happen in the event of a catastrophe event, such as an earthquake and the entire town needed to evacuate Temecula with only 3 off ramps out of this city?? I live in a very quiet area of Temecula where a home was rarely listed for sale. Recently brokers have come in and bought 3 homes on my street alone and have turned them into rentals. It scares the hell out of me.
Long Time Temecula Resident July 31, 2013 at 07:16 PM
Paul Jacob's is a charlatan.
Long Time Temecula Resident July 31, 2013 at 07:26 PM
Others: please get informed. 1) the project is not yet approved, 2) it is the old Zev Buffman site that was going to be an amusement park which used that way today would add significantly more traffic then residential...
Brenda July 31, 2013 at 11:14 PM
Nsncy 2000 units, at 3.5 people per unit and you have how many people with cars? How many people we "might" be adding to an area that has no way to expand the streets to the freeway or the freeway itself. Why? Because our City found fit to ok building right ON THE dang freeway with no thoughts or ideas on where this City was going. I agree with you on your entire post. I also moved here years ago from San Diego, a nice quiet area named Tierrasanta, and lord I am regretting it. But I loved it up here, the desert type feel, horses, and other farm, ranch animals. Wide open spaces to just go on a leasurly afternoon drive or ride. In San Diego we did not have asany crime each day as we do here, or the DUI.s and disrespectfull drivers killing people by running stop lights. Anything the City does now should be for the benefit of the residents we have here now. Who have held on through thick and thin, hell and high water for the last 8 years especially supporting our City. There is no more room, there is no more room for low income, no more room for more crimes, idiot drivers, more cars on the road, more people here on our roads, freeways, schools, hospitals, there are no jobs. Make this some place for Veterans, and our Residents, not for every Tom, Dick and Harry from god only knows where with what type of backgrounds. Does Beverly Hills have low income housing? and now work your way south and name all of the cities that do NOT have low income housing. We are in those, or was in those high housing cost brackets, and nice area's so dont make it any worse.
kidsforthefuture August 01, 2013 at 01:39 PM
just out of curiosity--where will all these kids go to school??? Great Oak is overflowing already and they just built a huge development that isnt even sold or filled yet right behind the high school and down a bit. this is G.O. zone. Chaparral and TV are more full than G.O.--Chap has 3300 students, and TV has 2700. it just needs to stop. greed is going to wipe us out.
Mary Hutto August 01, 2013 at 02:01 PM
Well put ladies! If the children are not considered as evidenced by the overcrowding in the schools. The adults are not considered, case in point, the traffic which is already at a critical breaking point??? Well to quote "GREED is the root of all EVIL"
Albia Miller August 01, 2013 at 04:14 PM
They will build more schools. One is already planned because that is hand in hand major environmentally damaging industry at this time. Who is going to buy these homes. Where is the water coming from? LET US DEMONSTRATE AGAINST THIS August 15, 3 o'clock Duck Pond Temecula. stopbuildinganything@gmail.com We can pick the color for the t-shirts and hats to stop this and all building in Temecula and make the rest of the open space of Temecula into a National Monument.
C. Spinelli August 02, 2013 at 12:20 AM
Temecula needs nothing else. I've been here since 6000 was the population. Stand up for the city you live in like I do, stop the filth. Don't b**** about act on it!
Brenda August 02, 2013 at 06:21 PM
Does anyone know what the people to home ratio is these days? Is it 3.5? I doubt it is or ever was and I was using that as an example on my previous post. But if we do say there is a Mom and Dad each has a car, and 1.5 kids we are looking at 4000 more cars, and 3000 MINIMUM more kids. That is a whole SCHOOL. Are we prepared for that much more water usage, electric, gas? It has to stop somewhere and as Mary says we are at a critical breaking point, and "Greed is the root of all Evil". We do NOT have to use up every acre of land in Temecula guys just because all of the money brought in from when Temecula did start booming was mismanaged!
Paul Jacobs August 02, 2013 at 06:48 PM
Long Time Temecula Resident is either Maryann Edwards or a shill for the City Council and resorts to personal attacks because I dare challenge the AUTHORITY in Temecula City Hall. The facts can't be impeached so they go after me, just as Russia goes after dissidents. Temecula is no place for Free Speech or representative government. 1. The Orange County developer met with a subcommittee of developers Mayor Mike Naggar and Councilman Jeff "Rancon" Comerchero. Comerchero at least questions the projects that come to Temecula, but Naggar seems to support any project that comes down the pike. 2. Naggar was elected to the city council by riding on the coattails of anti-growth candidate Sam Pratt. Once elected, Naggar became a developer consultant. 3. If you stand up to the reigning Authority in Temecula, you will be attacked and ridiculed. Temecula is a government of, by and for developers and they don't want citizens interfering.
Long Time Temecula Resident August 02, 2013 at 07:02 PM
Poor Paul.. in his desire for significance he grows smaller and smaller. This project will complete the western bypass that has been planned since the city incorporated. Development on this property has been slated for a western theme park which will generate a ton for traffic then a residential development. They will also be providing the future site for cal-state Temecula
Long Time Temecula Resident August 02, 2013 at 07:16 PM
Paul was thrown off the Temecula traffic commission and is continually bitter. He has recently come to a council meeting and exploited the death of two individuals just to appear relevant. Paul is very cleaver with words and double entendres. His stick is "im fighting for you"... But he is a charlatan , no different then a TV preacher. He is ignored in Temecula so he travels to others cities and attends their council meetings.
Mary Hutto August 02, 2013 at 07:17 PM
I don't know who Long time blah blah is, but one thing is sure it's a politician. Whenever they are hiding something they reach the all illusive place of higher education and dangle in front of hard working tax-payers in hopes of blinding them from the "greed" they breathe.
Mary Hutto August 02, 2013 at 07:20 PM
correction, Whenever they are hiding something they reach for the all illusive place of higher education and dangle it in front of hard working tax-payers in hopes of blinding them from the "greed" they breathe.
Paul Jacobs August 02, 2013 at 07:43 PM
Long Time Temecula Liar has an aversion to facts. 1. I do not attend council meetings in other cities. I do attend and participate in County Board of Supervisors meetings where I enjoy a respectful relationship with our elected officials. That kind of class and mutual respect is absent with Temecula's regime. 2. I was not "thrown off" the traffic safety commission and when I was not reappointed, members of the council had nothing but good things to say about how I did my homework and did a good job, which is why I have a certificate of appreciation from the city hanging in my office. 3. I am guilty of caring about public safety in Temecula. I think pedestrians and the disabled should have safe sidewalks to access the library and public transportation. I think after two pedestrian deaths, the City should look at ways to increase public safety. I think the ugly orange-lined chain link fence on Rancho California Road, east of Moraga should be moved out of the Public right-of-way so pedestrians are not forced to walk in the bike lane. Long Time Temecula Liar is part of the thuggish regime that holds power in Temecula. By attacking me, they are demonstrating to the public what happens if a citizen thinks they have a say in their government. Maryann, or whomever sounds like a council insider is engaged in SLAPP -- Strategic Lies Against Public Participation. This is YOUR government, Temecula residents, but the Council thinks we are all peasants to be kept in our place and shut down if we dare challenge them. God Bless America and God help Temecula.
Long Time Temecula Resident August 02, 2013 at 08:29 PM
ok see how ol paul twists the truth.... the ugly fence where there is no sidewalk; Well thats not where anyone even walks because there is nothing there, yet accross the street there is plenty of sidewalks and people get around just fine; The certificate is given to everyone, its routine. In the history of Temecula only one commissioner was denied reappointment...yup, you guessed it...Jacobs..most go on to serve 2 and 3 terms; He comes to the council meetings and calls the council criminals, and says like are like stalin and musilini and then complains why they don't answer his emails...he has no clue about temecula. He just wants to use his "talent" for clever speech and writing for his own aggrandizement.. the few claps he gets from the gadfly audience
Mary Hutto August 03, 2013 at 01:49 AM
Long Time Resident, very telling you should use the term Gadfly... it seems to be the very point you are missing.... that is the Gadfly ethics!!

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