The award-winning Rancho Rose project was the first ever multi-family equestrian project approved in the City of Oceanside within the City’s Equestrian Overlay District. The project included 70 multi-family attached Townhomes on 8.53 gross acres, a variety of traditional recreational amenities and over 170,000 square feet equestrian use facilities. The project provides a high quality, semi-rural living environment with generous open space and recreational opportunities while optimizing environmental sensitivity through a practical physical design. The Lightfoot Planning Group provided planning, entitlement, and landscape design services for this community.
This project design features a unique integration of a traditional multi-family townhome project with an equestrian overlay component that required the project to include pedestrian paths and new horse trails and facilitate connections to an existing city equestrian trail system. Common area amenities included pool and spa area, tot-lot playgrounds, picnic & BBQ areas as well as an equestrian stable facility, grooming pen, and run-in shed. Portions of the on-site equestrian trail serve a dual purpose as a jogging path between ‘parcourse’ exercise work-out stations. California native vegetation dominates the landscape and trail side transition areas. Storm water treatment basins were mass planted as landscape amenities, and were designed with a pastoral riparian-meadow-themed passive recreation area with seating and picnic tables. One unique storm water treatment facility is underground with riding lunge arena above.
Location: Oceanside, CA
Client:Ord & Rogers