An Irvine resident hung a banner near the Rancho San Joaquin golf course. Looks like momentum is building from our Irvine residents who want to protect the RSJ golf course as an open space amenity!
Due to overwhelming response, we added a second session to our Community meeting on protecting the RSJ golf course. Same day, Sunday, August 12th but at a later time 6:30pm-7:30pm. (Same location too.)
The exact same presentation and information will be provided at this second session. Sign up by clicking on the button below.
The potential buyer of the Rancho San Joaquin golf course has proposed to build a multi-story, 800-unit, high density student housing complex on 25 acres of the golf course property. But what might this look like?
At 800 units on 25 acres, we estimate that that's about 30 units per acre. Thus, based on this building density we looked around our local area to see if we could find a development that's close to what's being proposed for the golf course property.
And we came across an apartment complex that's 4 stories and is about the same density, 30 units per acre. Take a look and see what you think:
,Keep in mind that the level of detail, finish and exterior landscaping shown in the photos are probably at a higher level than one might find for something like a lower-cost development like student housing.
Aside from taking away our valued open space, a development like this will be totally incongruent to the “village” designs of Rancho San Joaquin, University Town Center, and University Park. And having 3200 additional residents will increase traffic on our already clogged streets, especially on Culver, Harvard, Michelson and University.
As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words as these four photos, unfortunately, prove.
UPDATE August 7th: Due to overwhelming support, we just added a second session -- same day Sunday, August 12th but at 6:30pm-7:30pm. Register here for the second session
The Rancho San Joaquin Golf Course property is for sale. Attend this meeting to learn more about the sale and how you can help preserve this valued open space and recreational amenity for all Irvine residents.
You must Register for the meeting in order to attend. Only those who register will be admitted inside the venue due to the limited space.