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By Joe Naiman
Village News Correspondent 

Time extension granted for Lilac Del Cielo tentative map

 

Last updated 5/27/2018 at 3:57pm



A time extension for the Lilac Del Cielo tentative map has been approved.

Mark Wardlaw, the director of the county’s Department of Planning and Development Services, made a preliminary decision May 1 to change the map’s expiration date to April 4, 2023. Wardlaw’s decision was subject to potential objections at a hearing of the county’s Planning Commission, but no member of the Planning Commission or the public objected at the May 11 Planning Commission meeting so the time extension became final and effective immediately.

The Planning Commission approved a tentative map and three site plans for 55.9 acres at West Lilac Road and Camino Del Rey, April 4, 2008. The tentative map would subdivide the property into an 8.6-acre lot which would be the site of 76 condominium units and a 47.3-acre lot which would be dedicated as permanent open space.

The project would be accessed by private roads off Camino Del Cielo. Any tentative map which includes a rezone or plan amendment must be approved by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, and because the zoning was changed to align the zoning density with the general plan density, the project was heard by the board of supervisors in May 2008 and approved on a 5-0 vote.

A tentative parcel map becomes a final map after all conditions of the tentative map, other than those for which permits cannot be issued until a final map is recorded, are fulfilled. A final map is required for grading and building permits, although the conditions of a final map include a grading plan.

The standard county procedure is to require the final map within three years of the tentative map approval, although the deadline to record the final map may be extended. The initial expiration date for the Lilac Del Cielo map was April 4, 2011, but due to the statewide economic and market situation state legislation automatically extended the map three times and the previous expiration date was April 4, 2017.

If an application for a time extension is filed before the map’s expiration the owner is not in default if the extension is granted after the expiration date. A tentative map only creates legal lots and does not grandfather a project against updated stormwater or other regulations enacted before grading and building permits are obtained.

Bonsall Group, which owns the property, applied for a time extension Feb. 24, 2017. The time extension will allow Bonsall Group to address changes in stormwater regulations and to obtain state and Federal environmental permits.

Wardlaw’s decision also amended conditions of the map. The developer will be required to prepare and implement a haul route plan to ensure that roads are not damaged by heavily loaded trucks, and an addendum to the previous environmental Mitigated Negative Declaration was certified.

Properties within 300 feet of the West Lilac boundaries were notified of the time extension application. The Bonsall Sponsor Group voted 4-1 in favor of recommending the time extension, April 3, 2017.

 

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