The Lightfoot Planning Group prepared the Specific Plan for Mountain View II at Mission Lakes in the City of Desert Hot Springs. Mountain View is a gated community of over 340 single-family homes within a 68-acre site that includes over 5 acres of common recreation area.
The city was concerned about the anticipated massing and monotony of the future residences due to the close proximity created by the smaller garden home lots. Through creative placement of structures and varying offsets of the structure footprints, the project team was able to create a streetscape with varying architectural styles as well as front yard landscaping. Our planning staff coordinated the project team in processing the application for a Tentative Subdivision Map, General Plan Land Use and Zone Amendment and the preparation of the Specific Plan document.