RSF Gateway Project discussed

RSF Gateway Project discussed
Story poles showing what the proposed Gateway Project height would be are installed at the gas station located on La Flecha in Rancho Santa Fe. Photo by Christina Macone-Greene

RANCHO SANTA FE — Story poles have been erected at the gas station located on La Flecha in Rancho Santa Fe to help depict the potential Gateway Project.

The developer of this project, Enrique Landa, of LandRock Development LLC is a resident of Rancho Santa Fe and is proposing to redevelop the area into a mixed-use retail and office building locale.

The Covenant Design Review Committee (CDRC) has reviewed the project planned for the current gas station site during its July 26 and Aug. 9 meetings.

Robert Green, who serves as the building commissioner at the Rancho Santa Fe Association, provided a presentation regarding the RSF Gateway Project. According to Green, the project will encompass a two-story building, covering 27,017 square-feet of both office and retail space on both levels. Designs reveal that the lower level will have 13,836 square-feet as opposed to the top floor with 13,181.

A rendering shows what the proposed Gateway Project, a mixed-use retail and office building site, might look like. Courtesy rendering

A rendering shows what the proposed Gateway Project, a mixed-use retail and office building site, might look like. Courtesy rendering

Also in the design are plans for a 5,000 square-foot market.

Green went on to explain that the plans also included a total of three levels of subterranean parking that would provide a total of 138 parking spaces. He noted that there was a 48-space surplus, compared to Ranch standards.

While the site currently stands on 0.59 acres, Green said, with the approval from the county, the applicant does propose to increase this project site to 0.62 acres.

The architecture was described as Rancho Santa Fe Colonial Revival, which mirrored the Village’s visual ambience. Outdoor courtyards were included in the renderings as well as open green space.

Both CDRC meetings were heavily attended by Covenant members that wanted to learn more about the project as well as addressing their points of view. At this time, community feedback is encouraged.

“We are looking for member input on the project,” said Christy Whalen, communications manager at the RSF Association. “Story poles are up at the site and plans are posted at the Association office. We welcome all comments.”

The RSF Association board of directors is scheduled to hear Gateway Project details at their next board meeting slated for Aug. 18 at 9 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Association. According to Association representatives, the project may then move into the preliminary application phase with the CDRC.

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