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Pardee Homes’ Meadowood Community Achieves Major Regulatory Milestone

Decision affirms water and fire service for the master-planned community

Fallbrook, CA (June 20, 2014) – Pardee Homes’ Meadowood community, planned for the northeast quadrant of Interstate 15 and State Route 76 in Fallbrook, achieved a major milestone with unanimous approval from the San Diego Local Area Formation Commission (LAFCO) for annexation of the property into fire and water district service boundaries. The Commission voted on April 7 and reaffirmed on June 2 boundary adjustments for the project to be served from Valley Center Municipal Water District and the North County Fire Protection District.

The Meadowood project was approved by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors in January 2012. The community will locate 844 single- and multi-family homes on nearly 400 acres, with approximately half of that land designated as permanent open space. The community will feature preserved avocado groves, natural open space areas, a network of hiking and equestrian trails, a 10-acre neighborhood park, pocket parks and a 12.7-acre elementary school site.

With the LAFCO approval, Meadowood will now work with the service agencies to fulfill applicable terms and conditions in order to finalize the annexations. The project is also working to secure other needed permits.

“We have worked diligently for more than a decade with local and regional planning agencies to bring Meadowood to the area. This approval from LAFCO paves the way for us to continue working with our fire and water district partners to service the future community,” said Jimmy Ayala, Director of Community Development for Pardee Homes. “This decision is a crucial step forward in the planning process and will allow us to remain on-track to bring this master-planned community to future residents.”

Prior to LAFCO action, Meadowood was outside the service boundaries but within the sphere of influence for the North County Fire Protection District. The project was partially within the San Luis Rey Municipal Water District boundary, which does not provide retail water service, and outside the boundaries of another water provider. The LAFCO Municipal Services Review/Sphere of Influences Update realigned district boundaries in order to efficiently serve the project.