A 242-acre parcel in Rancho Santa Fe once slated for residential development was sold to the Escondido Creek Conservancy for $13 million to be used as public open space.
“This property will remain in pristine condition as open space in perpetuity. It is truly an honor to be a part of conserving beautiful sites like Cielo De Norte in their natural state,” said Ciara Trujillo, vice president at Colliers International.
The property , located southeast of Elfin Forest Road and Harmony Grove Road, was originally approved for a 77-lot residential development. It is located just north of Cielo, a 1,740-acre private community with more than 528 luxury homes and 60 percent open space
The mission of the Escondido Creek Conservancy is to protect and restore the Escondido Creek watershed, a 26-mile creek that forms at Lake Wohlford and meets the Pacific Ocean at the San Elijo Lagoon.
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