The Fanita Ranch is a 2,635 acre master-planned community consisting of 2,950 single and multi-family units. The project concept was created by DPZ Partners and includes three separate villages with parks, farms, vineyards, orchards and gardens while preserving 60% of the land in a habitat management program.
This was a politically charged project due to the many issues, including traffic, environmental, fire hazards and the project’s steep terrain.
H&A collaborated with CalTrans to initiate freeway improvements; we preserved 60% on the site to MSCP; implemented a fire plan with extended fuel modification zones and emergency egress. We designed a grading plan to balance cut and fill and provided landform grading techniques on publically visible slopes.
The project design focused on a wide range of wellness and sustainability features including an extensive trails system, a community farm, orchards, vineyards and gardens to promote healthy living and protect the natural environment. Over 60% of the project’s total land will be preserved in the City of Santee’s Multiple Species Conservation Plan.
A solar farm that will provide all onsite power needs. A 25-acre farm will provide food for the community. Internal circulation system will reduce automobile trips
- 2635 acres
- 2949 units (1272 single family, 797 multi-family, 445 active adult, 435 mixed use)
- 36.1 acres agriculture
- 31.4 acres community park
- 28.9 acres neighborhood parks
- 19.2 acre elementary school
- 33.5 acre RV storage & solar farm
- 228 acres onsite open space
- 1672.9 acres habitat preserve