“After perhaps 15 years of waiting — and trying not to lose faith — San Elijo Hills residents will finally see restaurants and shops go up on vacant land in the commercial heart of the upscale community.
Grading is set to begin next week on a weedy, fenced-in patch of dirt in the middle of the sprawling master-planned development in southern San Marcos. Construction should start around October, and the first businesses could open by next spring on the 5 acres of vacant land in what is essentially downtown San Elijo.
Nicolas Jonville, a San Elijo Hills resident since 2002 and a real estate broker whose office is in the Town Center, was equally overjoyed. After recently spotting a bulldozer on the site, one of his real estate agents took a video and posted it online.
“I was like ‘Yay!’ The video got a bunch of likes. Everybody is excited,” Jonville said.
The development, he said, “has been long awaited and the excitement has been building up. And the emotion. A lot of people have lost faith.”
-The San Diego Union Tribune
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