San Elijo Hills Sports club gets go-ahead from Planning Commission
By Linda Lou
UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER
6:57 p.m. March 5, 2008
SAN MARCOS – Plans for a private sports club with tennis courts and swimming pools in San Elijo Hills have been approved by the Planning Commission.
Changes will be made to one tennis court to appease nearby homeowners, whose back yards and balconies will face the courts and pools. The courts will be about 24 feet from some property lines.
After about two hours of public comment and discussion Monday night, the commission unanimously approved Andy and Paige Farmer’s request to build the San Elijo Sports Club.
A handful of residents living on elevated properties west of the vacant 4.9-acre parcel at Wild Canyon Drive and San Elijo Road had concerns about noise, parking, landscaping and undesirable views.
The San Marcos City Council does not need to approve the club, unless there is an appeal of the Planning Commission’s decision. The club will have a two-story fitness center; seven tennis courts; a general sports court that can be used as a half-basketball court; a three-lane lap pool; a 2,000-square-foot family pool with a depth up to 5 feet; a spa; a coach’s office; an outdoor fireplace; and 75 parking spots, which exceeds the 48 spaces required by the city for the project.
The gym will be open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.; the pools and spa from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and the courts from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE UT ARTICLE