View Mobile Site

Ask the Expert

Signal Photos


Our View: Open space gives valley elbow room

Posted: July 15, 2011 1:55 a.m.
Updated: July 15, 2011 1:55 a.m.

When any area gets built up, it’s easy to lose sight of what made it originally appealing.

Streams eventually turn into man-made channels; rolling hills get flattened and peppered with housing; open areas become roadways and businesses.

That’s why the recent dedication of land on the edge of Haskell Canyon to become 526 acres of open space is a welcome change of pace for our valley, which has seen extensive growth in recent decades.

The land was originally slated for roughly 500 homes to be built by a San Diego developer, but the city had the good sense to purchase it and leave it in its beautiful, natural, wide-open state.

Instead of another housing tract, we can forever enjoy trails for horseback riding, bicycling, dog-walking and hiking, and we can further appreciate the simple wonders of nature right in our own backyard.

We give kudos to the city for leaving our local nature-lovers some local nature to love. And the dedication also keeps the valley as a desirable place to live by protecting natural recreation sites, such as this one and Elsmere Canyon. It also keeps property values up and houses occupied.

This is a move that is for all of the SCV, and it benefits everyone who lives here.


Most Popular Articles

There are no articles at this time.
Commenting not available.
Commenting is not available.


Powered By
Morris Technology
Please wait ...