FATE OF EVERGREEN NURSERY SITE ON AGENDA TUESDAY IN SPRING VALLEY

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By Miriam Raftery

July 8, 2013 (Spring Valley) – The Spring Valley Community Planning Group will hear a committee report Tuesday night  on Master Craft Homes’ proposed residential development at Jamacha Boulevard at Sweetwater Springs Boulevard, the former Evergreen Nursery site.

 The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 9 at the San Miguel Consolidated Fire Protection District headquarters, located at 2850 Via Orange Way in Spring Valley.

The planning group, with community input, previously recommended the property for mixed use development. But  Master Craft Homes ignored requests for retail space and a community center, instead  proposing 149 single family residential lots only, no commercial development.  Planners declined to support the plan in late May.

Michael Daly, chairman of the planning group’s  subcommittee for the Sweetwater Village/Evergreen project, sent an email that states, “ I want to remind everyone that we need to get the word out about the proposed development of the former Evergreen Nursery site. Master Craft Homes has submitted a request for a Master Pre-Application Review and Meeting with the County. The County needs citizen feedback in order to gauge community support,” Daly urged. 

Daly will present a report prepared by his subcommittee.  ““We will be discussing the points for a letter to the developer of the former Evergreen Nursery property. The public will have a chance to question and voice their opinion during the meeting,” he told ECM.

 “Ongoing community feedback is vital for all concerned. We need to make sure that our fellow Spring Valley resident's voices are continuing to be heard,” concluded Daily.