Planners also expected to hear ideas for land behind Stater Bros.
A representative for Montecito Ranch, a 935.2-acre residential development, will present proposed grading and rock blasting changes for the project to the Ramona Community Planning Group on Jan. 9.
Consultant Chris Brown said the developers are requesting about a one-third reduction in grading and a reduction in blasting for the project that is slated to be built south of state Route 78, west of Ash Street, and north of Montecito Way, Summer Glen and Cedar Street.
Brown said the lot sizes, density and all amenities will remain the same. The project is proposed to have 417 single-family homes, an 8.3-acre active park, 11.9-acre historic park and 571.2 acres of biological open space.
According to Brown, after a closer look at the topography of the site, the developers saw more rock than previously thought. All suggested grading and blasting changes will be internal to the project, he said, and could be less disruptive to neighbors than the original plans.
The developer’s goal is to have a final map for Montecito Ranch by the end of 2014, and possibly begin initial work in early 2015.
San Diego County Board of Supervisors approved the project’s vesting tentative map in August 2010, and the county planning commission modified off-site road requirements for the project in August 2013.
The Ramona planning group will meet at 7 p.m. in Ramona Community Center, 434 Aqua Lane.
Also at the meeting, Jim Hagey plans to ask planning group members for feedback on his vision for the 22 acres he owns behind Stater Bros. shopping center. Among other topics on the agenda, planners will hear a presentation on fees and naming rights related to county parks and recreation.