Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club zoning changes approved


By Karen Billing

The Covenant modification for the Rancho Santa Fe Association’s planned purchase of the RSF Garden Club clubhouse for $2,369,250 is complete following the RSF Association board’s approval at its May 16 meeting.

The modification changes the zoned use class to public and semi-public use, allowing for retail use in the form of the RSF Garden Club’s Upscale Resale Shoppe on the north lot and public parking on the south lot.

In order to complete the Covenant modification, the RSF Garden Club had to obtain the consent of two-thirds of the properties within 500 feet of the lots. The club obtained 72 percent consent from adjacent properties for the north lot and 71 percent consent from properties for the south lot.

Additionally, the RSF Association completed an advisory vote of the Covenant membership, which garnered 85 percent approval of the Association’s purchase of the clubhouse.

If all goes as planned, the purchase of the RSF Garden Club by the RSF Association should be final around June 30.