Developer Plans Condos to Replace Tustin Hills Racquet Club

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The Tustin Hills Racquet Club has been sold. The new owners plan to rezone the property for high density condominiums. Many people have enjoyed this facility for many years and do not want it destroyed. The developer needs the approval of the OC Board of Supervisors to change the zoning. Many residents want to oppose the rezoning and FCA has formed a Steering Committee to lead the opposition.

Following is the current (5/11/2020) action plan to retain the Racquet Club.  There are actions for the Steering Committee and for residents and non-residents to oppose the rezoning.

THRC ACTION PLAN   

Once the Steering Committee completes its work, we will provide comments and talking points to you for your consideration and use (if you prefer) in your individual responses to the County.  As always, please feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

The MND report and supporting attachments are available for download at the following County website:

http://www.ocpublicworks.com/ds/planning/projects/3rd_district/ranch_hills_planned_development

STEERING COMMITTEE

1. Coordinate legal response to the Mitigated Negative Declaration on behalf of the Association.
2. Work consistently with county staff (Kevin Canning) to review all staff reports, provide feedback, monitor process.
3. Meet and confer with Supervisor Wagner and his staff regarding status/progress of the project.
4. Meet and confer with County Planning Commissioner prior to the public hearing.
5. Provide regular, informative updates to the community as we progress.
6. Provide feedback and talking points to the community for use in your individual responses to the County (if preferred) prior to the June 5th deadline.

COMMUNITY MEMBERS

1. Send correspondence to Kevin Canning expressing your opposition to the project including any specific impacts to your property.  Responses must be received by the County no later than June 5, 2020 by 4:30pm (it is more strategic if you send your responses near the 6/5/20 deadline date).
Email responses to Kevin.Canning@ocpw.ocgov.com or mail to OC Public Works (OCPW), Development Services/Planning, 601 North Ross Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701
2. Please copy Kirk Watilo kirkwatilo@gmail.com on all correspondence to the County.
2. Consider supporting the FCA through additional donations that will assist in hiring the appropriate legal team (see DONATE link below)
3. Provide the Steering Committee with any contacts you may have with development consultants such as traffic engineers, civil engineers, noise specialists, etc. (more on this tomorrow)
4. Prepare to attend Planning Commission and Board of Supervisor meetings when public hearings are scheduled.  We will also keep you informed as those dates are scheduled.

Thank you all for your enthusiasm and support.  Together we can Save The Racquet Club!

More to be posted shortly.

Be sure to sign the petition in the right hand column.