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By Joe Naiman
Village News Reporter 

FCPG approves designator waiver for Railroad Heritage Park sign


Last updated 6/30/2021 at 10:29am

The land which includes Railroad Heritage Park is in a community design review area and thus has a "B" designator as part of its zoning. The proposed sign at Railroad Heritage Park had some community review when the Fallbrook Community Planning Group voted to waive the designator requirement for the sign.

The Fallbrook Village Association owns and maintains Railroad Heritage Park, and the planning group's 12-0 vote June 21 reflects the abstentions of Fallbrook Village Association President Roy Moosa and steering committee member Ross Pike. Stephani Baxter was out of town and did not have the proper access to participate in the Zoom teleconference meeting.

"The purpose of the sign is two-fold: first to tell people that this is the future site of this park and also at the bottom to get donations," said Jerri Patchett, who represented the Fallbrook Village Association at the planning group meeting.

The double-sided sign will be 6 feet high and 4 feet wide. It will be located at the southern end of the caboose and thus will be 3 feet from the sidewalk and 50 feet from the north fence.

"We'll put in concrete to avoid theft," Patchett said. "We have to make sure it's secure."

The theft prevention measures will allow the Fallbrook Village Association to replace the sign on the association's initiative. "At some point it will be replaced," Patchett said.

In addition to being heard by the full planning group, the sign was also reviewed by the planning group's Design Review Committee. "We really liked it," said Design Review Committee Chair Eileen Delaney.

The "B" designator requires a formal site plan and plot plan process.


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