New commercial project proposed for property at entrance to Rancho Santa Fe Village


San Diego-based LandRock Development recently announced they have received preliminary fire department approval as part of the initial steps in launching a new commercial site development at the entrance to the village of Rancho Santa Fe (the Rababy gas station site, according to the RSF Association).

“The site encompasses an entire block in downtown Rancho Santa Fe and is the current location of a service station, automobile repair facility, convenience store and parking,” according to a press release. “Thorough studies have shown that there are a number of more appropriate uses of the land and architects with the John Jensen team have designed a visually pleasing, state–of-the-art, multi-use commercial facility in keeping with the quality and design that is ‘The Ranch.’ Ample and excess parking will be provided, as well as open space and a fountain entrance in this prime visual access to the community.”

Lusardi Construction has been contracted to build the project. More information is available at A spokesperson for LandRock Development said no more details could be released as of presstime for this newspaper, but will be available soon.

RSF Association Manager Pete Smith said the Association received the plans for the proposed project last week and the Association staff is in the process of going through the plans.

“They have submitted a plan to us authorized by the Rababys,” Smith said. He added that the project would have to meet zoning requirements and be approved by the County of San Diego, as well as receive approval from the RSF Association Board of Directors and the Art Jury. To do that, the project would have to meet the Covenant’s zoning and aesthetic requirements.

“We can’t comment on the specifics of the project at this time as the Art Jury still must do its initial review, but the proposed project’s renderings are available to the [Covenant] community for review at the RSF Association office,” Smith said.