Highway 68 Corridor Issues & Actions
The Fletcher Company (developers of the Las Palmas Ranch subdivision on River Road) wants to extend Las Palmas “over the hill” in a massive expansion of suburban development with 275 houses.
LandWatch Position: Opposes the Project
Project Status: Protected as Parkland
The project applicant is The Fletcher Company.
The project would change the land use designation from an educational campus to a suburban development.
The County of Monterey is the lead agency.
The project is governed by the policies of the 1982 Monterey County General Plan.
The site was acquired for conservation purposes by the Big Sur Land Trust.
Resources At Risk
Change in Land Use Designation
Herman Marks donated the Marks Ranch for educational purposes. This portion of the property was never used for education and left in its natural state. The Fletcher Company proposes to change the land use designation to residential.
Loss of Natural Resources
The Marks Ranch is contiguous with the existing Toro Regional Park and makes for a perfect opportunity grow this highly enjoyed recreational area. It too was donated by Herman Marks.
Monterey County to Receive Public Input on Marks Ranch
Monterey County wants to know what local residents think about the proposed General Plan objectives and vision for the Toro/Greater Salinas Planning Area. The meeting will be held July 23rd, from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm at Sherwood Hall/Santa Lucia Room, 940 North Main St., Salinas. Please attend this important meeting and encourage your friends and neighbors to attend. (07.03.01)