Poway voters deny 'Measure A' rezoning change

Posted at 1:31 PM, Nov 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-08 14:11:48-05

POWAY (CNS) - Voters in Poway denied plans to redevelop part of a golf course into senior homes Tuesday night.

Measure A would have amend the city's general plan to rezone up to 25 acres of the StoneRidge County Club from an "open space-recreation" designation to "residential condominium."

That measure would have cleared the way later for the development of up to 180 luxury condos for residents over 55-years-old. 

Supporters contended the measure would protect open space and an 18-hole golf course while providing a 10,000-square-foot clubhouse open to the public.

Campaigning mostly via social media, opponents said golf course owner Michael Schlesinger shouldn't be trusted, based on his track record in other cities, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.