Quail Hill - New Development

This evening's city council meeting included a workshop session to hear details on Quail Hill, a residential development of 152 single f...

This evening's city council meeting included a workshop session to hear details on Quail Hill, a residential development of 152 single family homes located in Quail Valley.

It was named "Quail Hill" after a hill in Quail Valley. I'm not sure if that's the actual name of the hill, in fact I heard the developer say that they weren't aware of any existing names for the hill, and just opted to call it Quail Hill.

Here's where it's located...

Quail Hill, Menifee topomap

Here's the project map of the development...

quail hill

The project map has south at the left, while north is at the right. Goetz Rd runs along the bottom of the map, and Palm Drive runs along the top.

The entire development consists of 65 acres. Approximately 20 lots will be sized at over 10,000 sq ft, while the average lot size is set at 8,800 sq ft.

The center piece of the development is Quail Hill itself, which will continue as open space, at 18.9 acres. That's depicted on the map in the center-right

This hill currently has trails which the developer will improve. They'll also plant some landscaping and some trees. At the top of the hill will be a "viewing area", consisting of seating, more landscaping, and maybe a gazebo, and will likely be a favorite spot for evening teen gatherings.

Water will be supplied by existing lines running along Goetz Rd, while they'll be tapping into sewer lines that stretch from the Canyon Heights development. The developer said they'll be adding another pumping station.

They'll also be improving the water drainage in this area, with the developer saying it'll be sufficient enough to handle any kind of rain runoff. They went on to say that building this development will eliminate some 50 acres of fire hazard.

The owner of this land, Warren Repke, has owned it for 18 years, and has had the plans for this development in the county system since 2004. Originally, he had it at 179 residential lots, but has since taken it down to 152. He said that in 2006 he had a public hearing on this, of which a handful of people showed up, but yet all gave him support.

Fred Twyman responded that he thinks the water runoff improvements will be a welcome addition to Quail Valley, and felt the development will add a lot of "nice things" to the look of the community.

Scott Mann said he was concerned about the size and capability of the sewage pumping station.

The presentation this evening was not get a vote from the city council, but just to familiarize the public with the project. Eventually, the developer will seek a zoning change from "R3" to "R1".