Benefits

The Farm in Poway will create a welcoming neighborhood that reflects Poway’s rural appeal with amenities for all Poway residents to enjoy. The community will replace the recreational opportunities formerly provided by the private golf course with nearly 60 acres of publicly accessible recreational and agricultural open space and amenities.

Recreational and Social Amenities for Poway Residents

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The Butterfly Farm and Education Center will feature native butterflies and their habitat. Promoting conservation, awareness, and ecologically sensitive lifestyles, the center will also offer tours, classes, and a nursery for pollinators and native plants.

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The Event Barn will provide indoor and outdoor spaces for social, educational and entertainment events.

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The Social’s beer garden and café will serve as a welcoming gathering place for friends and neighbors.

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The Meadow is a recreational and entertainment area that will include a small grass amphitheater, large open grassy areas, picnic pavilions, and a separated off-leash dog park.

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The Club, located in the heart of the community, will provide recreational courts, a swimming pool, fitness equipment, and exercise classes for all Poway residents on a membership basis.

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Public Trails, will be incorporated into the community, providing more than 3.5 miles of connections throughout the community and linking with Espola Road to access regional trail systems.

Abundant Open Space

Conservation open space is a key feature in The Farm’s design, allowing residents to experience “life on the farm” surrounded by community and specialty gardens. This open space also provides buffers between existing homes and new residences and beautiful view corridors to the community and surrounding mountains.

Community Gardens will be professionally managed and maintained and provide residents with the opportunity to grow their own fruits, vegetables, and herbs within easy walking distance of their home.

Small-scale artisan agricultural fields will enhance the rural and agricultural character of the The Farm in Poway.

Specialty gardens, landscaped open space, and environmental protection features will make up the balance of the conservation open space.

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Environmentally Sustainable Community

The Farm in Poway is designed with environmental sustainability as a top priority.

  • All buildings in the community will incorporate solar energy sources.
  • The Farm in Poway will implement best practices for stormwater management, significantly improving the quality of stormwater runoff from the property.
  • Project approvals will bind the project to an established number of daily auto trips, ensuring that traffic impacts will not negatively impact the surrounding community.

Revitalization of Blighted Property

Since the closure of Stoneridge Country Club, the property has become overgrown with vegetation, creating a visual blight in the community. If The Farm in Poway is approved by the Poway City Council and by voters in the fall, the ownership will be transferred to The Farm’s team. They have pledged that once the property transfers to them their first priority will be to address this visual blight by clearing the overgrown vegetation. Once the property is developed, the dead and dying vegetation will be replaced with new agricultural uses and native landscaping to restore the visual character of the neighborhood.

Improved Fire Safety

The current condition of the property creates a persistent fire hazard. Clearing the vegetation will remove the immediate threat, and the development of the community with irrigated and maintained landscaping will enhance fire safety further. The Farm in Poway has been designed to incorporate best practices in fire safety.  Active management of open space, increased setbacks, and state-of-the-art fire safety features will ensure that The Farm in Poway is a fire safe community that will, in turn, enhance fire safety for neighboring residents.