Big Decisions Impacting North Poway

President's Message Winter 2017


Redevelopment plans are under serious consideration for StoneRidge Country Club and golf course. Over the last six months, Poway Open Space, Inc., a non-profit group formed by club members to preserve the golf course at StoneRidge, has been meeting with representatives of property owner, Michael Schlesinger, to reach an accord on potential redevelopment plans. On November 2, the Board of Poway Open Space met with a representative of Roni Hicks, Schlesinger’s consulting firm, and developer Cal Atlantic, to review the owner’s proposal that resulted from the planning group’s efforts. The Poway Open Space Board unanimously voted to endorse and actively support the StoneRidge Redevelopment plan and affirming Prop FF vote that:

  • Limits residential development to less than 15 acres (12%)

  • Delivers no less than an 18-hole par 70 course

  • Designs and constructs a brand new clubhouse for members and the community

  • Provides that the residential development be limited to 12 units per acre

  • Caps residential unit count (no more than 180 units)

  • Restricts residential development to an age qualified 55+ community (no impact on schools and reduced traffic impact)

  • Models development after Auberge in Del Sur by CalAtlantic

  • Limits height to no more than two stories

  • Records a Conservation Easement on the 105-acre golf course to insure it is permanent open space

  • Provides StoneRidge Golf Course is maintained in a first class standard throughout the City of Poway’s entitlement process

  • Allows for complete community input and involvement in the entire process


CalAtlantic is in the process of creating a land use map and plan for community review and input at an open house to take place sometime in the next few weeks. If the owner and developer decide to move forward this year, in accordance with the provisions of Prop FF, they will be required to gather signatures to place a measure on a special ballot to gain voter approval for a land use change that allows for housing.


Over the last 18 months, GVCA board members have met with the property owner, Roni Hicks representatives, the Poway Open Space group, as well as City Council members to gather information and provide preliminary input on potential redevelopment of this property. While we are encouraged by the level of cooperation between the property owner and lead stakeholder Poway Open Space, the GVCA will take a formal position when a land use map and plan have been made available.