By J. Harry Jones, The San Diego Union-Tribune
Lilac Hills Ranch, a proposed housing development in Valley Center that voters overwhelming rejected just 15 months ago, is back.
And a key element of the project remains unchanged: it still calls for 1,746 homes and condos on 608 acres of farmland.
The updated development plans are now being reviewed by county planners, who will be posting new environmental documents Thursday, beginning a 45-day public comment period.
Backers say even though the density remains the same, the plans have been revised and improved and will be presented to the county’s Board of Supervisors for approval, possibly before the end of this year but more likely in early 2019, a county official said.