by Marva Bledsoe, Business and Community Political Action Committee (BACPAC)
As California continues to face an unprecedented drought, a proposed Oceanside mixed-use residential development is touting its net zero impact on the City’s water usage.
The membership of the Oceanside Chamber’s Emerging Issues Committee was recently reintroduced to the Villa Storia, a planned new neighborhood located at Highway 76 and Mission near the San Luis Rey Mission.
By participating in the City’s Purple Pipe Project, Villa Storia will help fund the program to provide the necessary infrastructure to replace the potable water now being used at sites such as El Corazon and “Goat Hill” with reclaimed water. Villa Storia is also reducing water usage at a number City facilities and public buildings by funding the installation of low-flow toilets and touchless faucets. These efforts will result in reduced water use around the city so that the 380 units at Villa Storia having no net increase on City water supplies.
The proposed project is located in the City’s Historic zone on 34 acres adjacent to the San Luis Rey Parish. It includes detached single family residences, townhomes and 37 affordable housing units. The project has been in process for three years and has had the benefit of over 45 community meetings. This vacant land infill project is seeking both a change in zoning from private institutional to residential and a General Plan amendment.
The Villa Storia is supported by the Chamber and your individual support is requested. The matter will be considered by the Oceanside Planning Commission on August 10th.
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