On Tuesday, Sept. 23, Highland City Council approved the design application for a 200-unit residential complex to be built on 10.85 acres at the northwest corner of Greenspot Road and Webster Street, within the 83-acre Greenspot Village and Marketplace Specific Plan.
The town home development, working under the name of San Carlo, will be the first of the Greenspot Village plan for mixed-use development and the first town home development approved by the city since its incorporation.
Rexco Development will design and build the complex and own and manage it once complete. According to Patrick Tritz of Rexco, Rexco typically does not sell its developments and does not plan to sell the Highland complex.
The 2-story complex will offer 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom apartments ranging from 915 square-feet to 1,430 square-feet with rent averaging approximately $2 per square-foot, about $1,900 per month for the smaller apartments.
The architecture for the gated community will incorporate archways and other Spanish influences.
Before approving the conceptual site plan, utility plan, grading plan, floor plans and elevation plan for the development the council added several amendments.
Councilman John Timmer stated he did not feel that the plan ⎯ having just one main entry and exit on the west end and one secondary exit in the center ⎯ gave the complex enough exit points to swiftly evacuate residents should there be an emergency within the complex.
To address this concern, Tritz agreed to add a third exit (for emergency use only) at the east end of the property.
The council also added amendments specifying the use of stamped concrete over pavers, greater beautification and artistic embellishment of the entrances and moving the sidewalk along Greenspot Road further from the street for pedestrian safety.
Mayor Pro Tem Penny Lilburn commented that after the city had invested approximately $11 million in infrastructure improvements and ratification of the Greenspot Road Marketplace Specific Plan it was important that the first project be a showcase worthy of the city’s investment and the residents’ anticipation for development of the property.
The project will include 401 parking spaces including open parking and enclosed garages. Rexco management will audit garages to ensure that residents are using them for parking and not self-storage, as a measure to prevent issues associated with overcrowded parking.
Tritz shared that the management also includes trash valet service, taking residents’ trash from their apartment door to the proper garbage bin, as a convenience for residents and a means of keeping the complex immaculate.