I received an e-mail a week ago from a local resident concerned about protenial parking overflow from the new Christensen Ranch townhomes currently under construction at the old Bogey's Bar & Grill site.
Specifically, there's belief that the townhome units at Christensen Ranch offer inadequate parking for residents and visitors, and that these people will park their cars at nearby homes...
I was talking to someone at my work and they said that they were looking to move to Menifee. One of the places they went to was Christensen Ranch. she said that after talking to the sales people and looking at the "future" pictures of the ranch, she noticed that there was a very limited amount of parking spots on their property.So I contacted Brenson Communities, the builder of Christensen Ranch, and forwarded them a copy of the above. I received the following response from Justin Brennan, vice president of Brenson Communities...
There are 2 car garages and a driveway that you have to share with your neighbor but besides that, there was a very small amount of extra outdoor parking and almost no visitor parking. I was thinking you can do a story about how that will effect the local houses that are right next to the condos, that after people move in, how bad will overflow / street parking will be.
I live a few blocks away and I drive by that area about 6 days week. I am and I think the people next door to the ranch would like to know what the ranch has planned, if any, for traffic and parking issues in regards to the area around but off of their property.
I am surprised by that comment as it is far from accurate. Every home has a two car direct access garage. Many have an additional drive way. On top of the driveway, the county of Riverside has mandated that we fulfill a parking requirement along the streets in a parallel fashion. I am not clear as to the exact number of parking spaces, but it's sufficient to handle homeowner guests and overflow to the community. I appreciate your email and I will speak with sales staff.It sounds to me that if there's any concern, it'll be cars parked parallel on the side of Antelope and Craig Rds.
Brenson Communities offers a map of the new Christensen Ranch, but it's hard to see the parking spaces...
I used to live in a condominium complex in Lake Forest, and every now and then, they'd repave the driveways within the complex. On those times, no one was allowed to park their cars within the complex, but usually only for about 12-24 hours. So, they had to park on the side of the street, and this created a long line of parked cars. However, they'd only repave a portion of the complex at a time, to minimize parking disasters.
So what do you all think? Is this a legitimate concern, or not? Anyone want to chime in, click on "Post a Comment" at the end of this article.