The developer of Lilac Hills Ranch must widen certain roads in order to meet safety standards. But if private property owners won’t sell their land to make it happen, the county might use its eminent domain power to force people into selling.

Lawsuits involving Lilac Hills Ranch, a massive project in Valley Center, offer a peek behind the curtain at how big developments come together. The developer, Accretive Investments, pieced together land for the project using about 20 LLCs and LPs with different names.


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