The 14.8-acre property at 650 No. San Pedro Road has been purchased by Heron Hill LLC, a group of anonymous donors, for the purpose of preserving the land from development. Long subject to a succession of development proposals, the property included entitlements for ten homes and two second units.
The purchase and protection of this land represents years of the community working to reduce impacts of any development at “650,” now to be known as “Heron Hill.” A number of community advocates have participated in the process including Linda Levey, Mary Hanley, Jonathan Metcalf, Art Reichert, Bob Sos, Robert Dobrin, and Jack West. Supervisor Susan Adams has consistently engaged with the community ensuring that all voices were present and heard.
This victory will preserve wildland habitat extending to China Camp, and protect a continuous wildlife corridor from the ridge to the wetlands. According to Susan Adams, “This is an example of what community collaboration and commitment can do to save sensitive natural habitats from development. Land preservation requires money. In this case, community advocacy and generous anonymous donors came together to complete the deal. We are extremely proud and happy about this wonderful resolution to the issue. We all will benefit.”
Jack West, representing the anonymous donors who brought the purchase deal over the finish line, made this announcement:
After over 10 years and many long hours donated by many neighbors, the struggle to preserve the beautiful lands of Heron Hill won a major victory this past week. 650 N. San Pedro Rd. was recently purchased by Heron Hill LLC for the purpose of preserving the property. In a beautiful moment of solidarity, great blue herons were spotted nesting on Heron Hill just after the closing of the sale.
Stay tuned for more details over the coming weeks.