09 November 2015

Hillcrest Homes in Carbon Canyon Coming in Spring 2016

Here it is--the first public announcement that the 76-unit Hillcrest (formerly Canyon Hills) development is coming (well, debuting does sound more high-class) next Spring.

Woodbridge Pacific also has the development's Web site up with preliminary information for houses ranging from about 3,500 to 5,000 square feet.  Though prices are denoted as "TBA" on the site, the sign obviously indicates that prices start from somewhere north of $1 million.

For that, buyers get the feeling of safety, security and, most important, status, of living in a gated community "in an exclusive, coveted location."

They also get to reside in a devlopment "situated amidst rolling hills and mature canyon oaks," although the property itself has been graded, cut, and filled from rolling hills and a large number of "mature canyon oaks" were bulldozed so that buyers can see those that still remain.

There are also "stunning panoramic views of the mountains and canyons," the better to see the next wildfire coming the way of residents living on wind-swept hilltops and hillsides where fire moves most quickly, though the growing lines of cars navigating Carbon Canyon Road during longer commutes won't be as visible for most residents, from what the site plan shows.

There certainly won't be disclosures in the glossy literature, expense advertising and other media on Hillcrest concerning the extreme fire hazard that exists in the canyon year round, nor about the increasing traffic during longer commute times, or other significant issues of concern.

By the way, it sure was nice of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors to issue a negative declaration (click here for more) on this project some 30 years ago that claimed that any project on this blighted site, formerly home to part of a Jewish camp, the Ski Villa project and other uses, would have no significant effect on the environment.

Because we all know that the environment in the canyon and outside it has not changed one iota since the 1980s.  Everything is exactly the same.

Ironically, an Orange County judge ruled just last week that the Madrona project, also first proposed in the 1980s, does, after all, have to follow existing City of Brea ordinances, which, in fact, have acknowledged that our environment in Carbon Canyon and more broadly has changed.

To view the Web site, click here.


Anonymous said...

Every time I drive by that sign, I want to throw rotten tomatoes at it. Or at least add a disclaimer about the traffic.

FancyFree said...

I assume the residents will complain so much about the traffic that a signal light will be put up there making the commute in even worse for the rest of us.