New Luxury Home Community
Will Preserve Open Space and Parks
A new community of luxury homes, featuring an updated equestrian center and new youth sports fields designed for public use, is planned for a 285-acre site immediately adjacent to Porter Ranch in the San Fernando Valley.
The 188 homes planned for Hidden Creeks Estates and Preserve will be built on large lots averaging 18,500 square feet. The 25 lots specifically designed for horse-keeping will be a minimum of 20,000 square feet to over an acre.
The new community will be developed on land that has been in use for over 100 years for ranching and horse-keeping while canyons will remain protected in their natural state. Nearly 50% of the property will be preserved as publicly accessible open space and parks, including the creation of the new 114-acre Hidden Creeks Preserve. The public will benefit from enhanced access to riding and hiking trails, as well as sports and recreation opportunities.
Another public benefit will be the new fire-fighting capabilities the development will provide. An expanded and reliable water supply, new water storage for fire-fighting, new fire hydrants with a million-gallon fire-fighting capacity, new fire-staging areas, and emergency-only access to Browns Canyon Road will all serve as critical fire-fighting improvements to the area.
A final traffic study, approved for inclusion in the EIR, concludes that there are no significant traffic impacts to the neighboring Porter Ranch community, with no reduction in service at nearby intersections, including at Mason and Rinaldi Avenues.
Homes in the new, gated community will be clustered primarily in the center of the property, with average house-to-creek setbacks of over 400 feet, thus preserving and protecting the areas around Mormon and Browns Canyon Creeks that also are part of the public open space.
Currently located in unincorporated Los Angeles County, but within the "sphere of influence" of the City of Los Angeles, Hidden Creeks Estates and Preserve is to be annexed into the City of Los Angeles. The property is contiguous to Porter Ranch and not contiguous to Chatsworth. Primary access is from Mason Avenue in Porter Ranch and utility services extend from Porter Ranch. When annexed into the City of Los Angeles, the property will sit within the boundaries of the Porter Ranch community -- which is defined by City Planning as the area north of the 118 Freeway, west of Aliso Canyon and east of Browns Canyon.