Site of Highland Park

Site for the planned Highland Park residental development after the demolition of dilapidated structures and dozens of trees.

The tentative tract map for the Highland Park planned residential development at 29300 Base Line has been extended an additional 18 months in accordance with Assembly Bill 1561.

Gov. Gavin Newsom approved AB 1561 on Sept. 28, 2020, in order to extend residential housing development entitlements due to delays caused by the COVID-19 economic shutdown.

Mastercraft Homes Group, developer of the Highland Park project, had requested a 1-year extension from the city of Highland, which was placed on the Highland City Council’s June 22 agenda, but, due to the passing of AB 1561, the item no longer needed to go before the council for a vote.

The tract map for the 46-single-family-home development was originally granted a 3-year permit by the city on June 14, 2016, and has since received two 1-year extensions from the city. The most recent extension, approved on Aug. 25, 2020, was set to expire on June 14.

According to the requests for the two previous extensions, the project had been stalled due to market downturns and delays in clearing the property of a dilapidated home and other structures as well as numerous trees.

Mastercraft has since demolished and removed the decaying structures and trees from the 7.6-acre parcel, which is on the north side of Base Line east of Club View Drive.

The project is allowed a total of three 1-year tract map extensions from the city, and AB 1561 enabled Mastercraft to save its third and final extension.

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