Chino Hills Leading Economic Recovery With 253 Homes Slated For Development

(April 30) Upscale Chino Hills, located at the extreme southwest tip of San Bernardino County and surrounded on three sides by Riverside County, Orange County and Los Angeles County, is leading the way in the economic recovery from the downturn/recession of 2007 in the home building sector.  Some 253 homes involved in six projects, many of which have been on the drawing board and delayed for years, will soon be constructed, if the applications and approvals that have been granted hold true.
Several of the projects were originally proposed  and approved by the county prior to the city’s  1991 incorporation and are now moving toward completion under the city’s more exacting standards.
The largest of the projects is Chino Hills Country Club LLC’s proposed 107 estate home subdivision, to entail 537 total acres on the south side of Carbon Canyon Road at Canyon Hills Road.  The project has undergone several adjustments since it was first proposed under the city of Chino Hill’s land use authority in 1998 as the 341-dwelling unit Canyon Meadows Development by then- proponent the St. Clair Company. St Clair had deviated from a previous entitlement to build 114 homes, to be known Soquel Canyon Country Estates, as  granted to Wayne Napthal by the county of San Bernardino in 1989.  The project was reconstituted as the Ranch at Carbon Canyon in 2000, but it, too, never materialized.
A tentative application has been submitted for 23 other homes in the Carbon Canyon area, at the extreme end of Red Apple Lane south of Carbon Canyon Road.
Stonefield LLC is resuming its attempt to make good on the 2009 approval of 28 homes on 35 acres within a gated community at the northeast corner of Carbon Canyon Road and Fairway Drive.
The second largest pending project in Chino Hills is Forester Canyon Hills’ 141-acre gated community of 76 homes, described as “mini-mansions” across from Hidden Hills and west of Canyon Hills Road.
On October 20, 2009, Richard and Soledad Meaglia obtained an entitlement to subdivide  6.64 acres into 11 residential lots, two open space lots and one lot for a private street on the north side of Pinnacle Road south of Carbon Canyon Road.  The Meaglias have sold the property and the new owner intends to begin construction later this year.
Recently, Caltrans redressed landslide issues in the environs of property south of Carbon Canyon Road and east of Canon Lane  The elimination of rock and mudslide hazards, it is anticipated, will allow a 38-dwelling unit project on 68 acres there that was originally approved for applicant Shanghai Aviation Industrial Corporation by the county of San Bernardino in 1988.

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