On October 27th, 2010, Bob Lacoss of PDS West presented the Temecula Valley Wine Country Design Guidelines to the Riverside County Planning Commission, where it received a positive reception. The Guidelines will be adopted as a part of the Temecula Valley Wine Country Community Plan by the County Board of Supervisors, December 14, 2010. The adoption will culminate a nine-month planning and design process by PDS West working with County Planning and Transportation staff, winery owners, the Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association and the equestrian community in the Valley. The Guidelines are actually the first phase of the work, focusing on Rancho California Road, and to a lessor degree De Portola Road. Work included Streetscape Design, Landscape Design, Roadside Trails and a Signage & Wayfinding Program. Full Design Guideline with architectural and development guidelines and streetscape design for all the roads will be completed during the next year or so. Temecula Valley Wine Country currently has 34 wineries, 4 resorts with 114 rooms, and 8 restaurants. An additional 30 wineries are anticipated within the next 1-5 years, ultimately totaling as many as 125 wineries in the Valley. Included with the next 30 wineries are an additional 6 resorts with over 600 rooms and an additional 12 restaurants. Temecula Valley is evolving into a premier wine region, THE wine country in Southern California, and a rich tourism destination.
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This year, the 3rd Annual Historical Symposium will be focusing on historical projects making a difference in our communities. The selected panel will address exemplary programs and strategies to successfully find history and put it where it truly belongs: in the future. The Symposium is sponored by the Inland Empire Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA). It is hosted by the City of Perris, and will be held in the Perris Council Chambers. Bob Lacoss of PDS West will be one of the speakers at this event. To review the full Program, click HERE. To get more information or to sign up click HERE.
On January 1, 2010, AB 1881 went into effect and all Cities, Counties and Agencies are now required to implement the Ordinance. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN TO YOU? Click HERE to read and/or download a Primer on AB 1881 – Prepared by PDS West.
PDS Westhas formed a partnership with Tamaayowut (Tah-my-oh-woot), a Native American-Owned firm, in order to pursue and provide planning, design and landscape architectural services for Native American Tribes. Tamaayowut, which means Mother Earth in the Acjachemen (ah-ha-shah-mon) language has a mission of assisting sovereign nations with the means to contiue to be self-sustaining. In addition to master planning reservation improvements and designing these improvements, Tamaayowut provides renewable energy solutions, and energy and water conservation technology. Finally, part of the mission is to create jobs for Native Americans by bringing clean manufacturing to Indian lands and and Native American education and training programs. Click HEREfor more information.