This post has been updated.
The developers of a sprawl housing project in Valley Center are facing two major challenges that threaten to kill the deal they’ve worked on for the last 10 years.
They seem to have found a potential solution – the latest in a years-long run of finding ways around major obstacles.
Accretive Investments, developer of the 1,700-home Lilac Hills Ranch in Valley Center, is turning to the ballot to get the project approved. On Tuesday, five North County residents filed paperwork to start gathering signatures to qualify a ballot initiative to approve the development, as first reported by the San Diego Business Journal.
If they gather enough signatures, it would provoke a countywide vote on the development.
Doing so allows the developer to overcome two major issues.