Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club building for sale
The Rancho Santa Garden Club clubhouse is now up for sale.
According to a press release, the RSF Garden Club Board of Directors reviewed several options and opted to approve listing the property on Avenida de Acacias with Colliers International, a commercial real estate brokerage firm.
In April of this year, Covenant membership voted against the Rancho Santa Fe Association’s purchase of the property for $2.4 million, by a margin of 20 votes.
The “valuable community asset” could now be sold for development, according to the press release.
“The board is hopeful that a legacy buyer will purchase the property and dedicate the property for use by the community rather than for development,” according to the release.
Proceeds from the sale will be used for grants for nonprofit organizations that qualify under the mission statement of horticulture and conservation activities. Over 40 organizations have received grants from the club in the past, including Mira Costa College to support its Agriculture Student Scholarship Program and Solutions for Change’s aquaponics farm project to help the homeless.
Since 1975, the RSF Garden Club and the Rancho Santa Fe Association have used the facility for community and educational meetings. The Rancho Santa Fe School District has hosted its graduations there, and various civic and educational organizations have also used it.
The RSF Garden Club, established in 1926, will continue to operate and sponsor events for members, including Coffee in the Garden, Petals and Prose, educational lectures and Petals for Patriots. The resale shop, however, may have to be re-located in the community.