Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the project?

791 Camarillo Springs Rd, Camarillo, CA 93012

What is this project?       

The planned development will be a private, gated, community that will be age restricted to people fifty-five (55) years of age and older.  Homes in the community will be single-family detached.  There will be approximately 250 new homes.

The community will feature a centralized recreation facility directly adjacent to the new Camarillo Springs Golf Course clubhouse and restaurant. An extensive trail and open space network will traverse the community allowing neighbors to meet up with one another for walks and activities which will help nurture the essential social component of the community.   The entire development will be sustainably landscaped in order to complement and enhance the property's existing character. 

In addition to the new senior development, the Camarillo Springs Golf Course will be completely redesigned and updated, including the existing clubhouse and café.  A new restaurant and bar will be built to allow for indoor / outdoor dining and relaxing, including a rooftop seating area which will overlook the new outdoor lounge and event space.  Adjacent to the driving range, a new community park and open space will be designed to allow the greater Camarillo Springs community to take advantage of a number of outdoor activities, including trail walking, picnicking, and a dog park.

What is the layout of the homes?

Homes in the community will be single-family detached on three different lots sizes and will feature single level living with some second level bonus space options available for those who prefer additional room.  Each house will have a 2-car garage. There will be approximately 250 new homes.

 

Please check our “homes” page for more details on the square footage, layouts and design.

What happens to the golf course?

A new, redesigned golf course will be built! Click here to learn more

After a prolonged decline over many years, the Camarillo Springs Golf Course is in desperate need of major investment to ensure its continued sustainability.  The only way to generate an investment large enough to bring the course up to a standard to ensure its financial independence, is to repurpose a portion of it for sale.  After considering various proposals, a decision was made to move forward with a senior residential development since a new community of this nature would best fit in with the surrounding neighborhoods while creating the kind of investment required to rebuild the golf course in order to ensure its long-term viability.

The proposed development will be built over approximately 30 of the total 182 acres of existing golf course property. The remaining golf course property, including the golf course clubhouse, will be completely renovated or rebuilt into a new 12-hole format golf course.

To read more about Camarillo Springs Golf Course, please visit: https://www.camarillospringsgolf.com/

How will the proposed development affect traffic, schools, parks, etc.?

Data from the Institute of Transportation Engineers’ (ITE) Trip Generation Manual highlights the fact that age-restricted senior communities generate far less traffic than conventional residential developments because members of these communities are generally retired and drive during off peak hours.

Residents of age restricted communities generally do not have children living at home (unless they qualify under California Civil Code); therefore, impacts on local schools can be quite minor.

The design of the proposed 30-acre development encompasses a fraction of the 182-acre golf course and includes extensive private open space and recreational amenities. Future residents will most likely use their own private amenities more so than public park facilities.

Have questions about other potential impacts from this proposed development? Please "contact us" and we will be in touch with you shortly.

Will the environment and other factors be considered and studied in the planning process?

As required by state law, the City of Camarillo contracted with a third-party environmental consulting firm in order to prepare a comprehensive Environmental Impact Report (EIR) of the proposed development in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The purpose of the EIR is to study all potential impacts of the development and recommend ways to mitigate those impacts so they are acceptable to the community.

The EIR is a public document that requires certification by the City prior to project approval.  We anticipate that a draft of the EIR will be available to the public sometime in the spring / summer of 2020. You will be able to view the draft EIR in person at City Hall or at the City Library or via the city's website at the following link:  https://www.cityofcamarillo.org/departments/community_development/pending_projects.php

After public circulation of the EIR, public hearings to review and certify the EIR and consider the project are expected to begin in spring / summer of 2020.

How will the proposed development fit in with the existing surrounding neighborhoods?

The proposed development is located on the northwest portion of the Camarillo Springs Golf Course.  Residents of the Country Club Village (CCV) community live to the south of the proposed development.  West of the development is Conejo Creek, north is farmland and the 101 freeway and to the east is the driving range, golf course clubhouse and additional residential communities beyond that. The community will be private and gated with two access points, one located off of the existing driveway south of the golf course parking lot, and the other located off of Ridge View Street.

In order to maximize the buffer between the existing and proposed communities, housing is set back away from the property line by a minimum of 250 feet along the entire southern edge of the development.  Additionally, expansion of the existing pond between the two communities and the addition of a trail and landscape screening will help improve the visual aesthetic while enhancing privacy.

Larger, single family detached, housing is planned for this section of the development with the majority of the homes being single story. These homes will be set slightly higher than the existing housing to the south and screened by extensive landscaping.

The remainder of the development will include a newly rebuilt 12-hole golf course, completely renovated golf course clubhouse, which will include a new restaurant and bar with roof top seating, and a community park with an extensive trail network and a dog park.

 

What is the interest level in this development?

We have received an incredible amount of interest to date from seniors looking to stay in the local area. At the current time, approximately 95% of all people who have asked to be included on our interest list are Camarillo residents. If you would like to be included on the interest list, please visit the "contact us” page of this site and we will respond to you quickly to add you to our interest list.

Is pricing available?

New home pricing is highly dependent on market conditions at the time of sale.  With the wide range of housing sizes and types planned for this community, there will also be a broad range of pricing available.

Where can we see a similar type of community to the proposed development?

Belcaro in Santa Clarita, Gavilan in Rancho Mission Viejo and The Gallery in Talega are similar in size, housing types, amenity mix and overall design philosophy; however, the nearest community similar to The Greens at Camarillo Springs is The Grove by Shea Homes located on a portion of the St. John’s Seminary property.  Models for The Grove should be available for viewing sometime in spring / summer 2020.  The same architect who designed the homes at The Grove is also designing the homes for The Greens at Camarillo Springs. 

What does it mean to be age-restricted and do I qualify? 

Please click here to learn more

Is this project approved?

Not yet. And we need your help to get it approved. 

New Urban West filed applications for a general plan amendment, a zone change, a residential planned development (RPD) and a tentative tract map with the City of Camarillo. As part of the filing, the City of Camarillo contracted with a third-party environmental consulting firm in order to prepare a comprehensive Environmental Impact Report (EIR) of the proposed development in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The purpose of the EIR is to study all potential impacts of the development and recommend ways to mitigate those impacts so they are acceptable to the community.

The EIR is a public document that requires certification by the City prior to project approval.  We anticipate that a draft of the EIR will be available to the public sometime in the spring / summer of 2020. You will be able to view the draft EIR in person at City Hall or at the City Library or via the city's website at the following link:  https://www.cityofcamarillo.org/departments/community_development/pending_projects.php

After public circulation of the EIR, public hearings to review and certify the EIR and consider the project are expected to begin in late spring / early summer of 2020.  The public hearings will consist of both Planning Commission and City Council hearings for the general plan amendment, zone change, tentative tract map and EIR certification and Planning Commission hearings for the residential planned development (RPD).  If all goes well during the hearing process, the project could obtain approval in the summer / fall of 2020.

 

When will construction start?

Should the project obtain approval, there is significant land and infrastructure development that will be required to support home building activities. This means new home construction will most likely not begin until sometime in the later half of 2021.

How do I stay informed as the project progresses?

Contact us today to get your name added to our interest list. In addition to being given priority for new home purchase, you will also be included on our distribution e-mail list and will receive updates on community meetings, public hearings and other information regarding the project.

What can I do to help?

Let your voice be heard! As public hearing dates are confirmed, it is crucial for all supporters of the project to show up and communicate your support to the Mayor, City Council members and Planning Commissioners. There are many ways you can do this:

1.           Send in a letter or e-mail to the Council and Planning Commission.   Calling is great, but written correspondence is best as it will be provided to each Council member and Commissioner in their hearing preparation packages, ensuring they personally read your comments prior to the hearing.  You can reach your Councilmembers at council@cityofcamarillo.org and your Planning Commission at cityclerk@cityofcamarillo.org.  Written correspondence can be mailed to City Hall at 601 Carmen Drive, Camarillo, CA, 93010.

2.           Attend the public hearings and fill out a comment card.  You will be invited to speak on the record about your support for the project for three minutes during the public comment portion of each hearing.  All public hearings will be held at City Hall, 601 Carmen Drive, Camarillo, CA 93010. Please check the following link for dates, times and to download public hearing agenda: http://www.ci.camarillo_ca.us/

3.           Attend the public hearings and fill out a non-speaker comment card. Non-speaker comment cards will be collected at the beginning of each hearing and will be read on the record by a Council member or Commissioner. This is a great way to provide your support if you are uncomfortable speaking in public. All public hearings will be held at City Hall, 601 Carmen Drive, Camarillo, CA 93010.  Please check the following link for dates, times and to download public hearing agenda: http://www.ci.camarillo_ca.us/

WE NEED YOUR HELP TO ENSURE APPROVAL OF THIS PROJECT! Nothing is more powerful to your elected representatives than seeing and hearing from large numbers of people who not only support the project, but who are excited to eventually call this community home!

 

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