Mission Wells is a master-planned community with 105-units and recreational facilities. The recreational facilities include a pool and spa, open play areas, barbeques, overhead trellises, and pocket-park amenities for young children and supervising adults.
The Mission Wells site has significant historical and Native American cultural aspects associated with the area and the Mission San Luis Rey. Project perimeter walls are designed to emulate the wall garden that once stood in this area for the cultivation of food crops for the Mission. A well site and an adjoining cistern are preserved in a park setting, which is provided to the City of Oceanside for their on-going care. Interlocking pavers are installed at the project entries to provide a sense of arrival, as well as suggesting the paving materials used at the nearby Mission.
Use of plant materials, such as California Pepper trees and olive trees, echo the life style of the early Mission inhabitants. Storm water management is required on this site, and met with the use of grass-lined swales in the open space areas.