Left to Right: 1) A Monet townhouse w/greenbelt on the right. 2) The Rapid Corridor Signs. 3) Aerial View. 4) Greenbelt View
Later we found ourselves looking at the townhouses in the beautiful
Treviana community, where they were very interested in a 1700+sqft 3
level end unit on Caminito De La Cruz that bordered the serene greenbelt
which divided the complex with the neighboring Monet Community. Long
story short they didnâ€™t end up buying there, and fast forward to today I
was recently showing units in the Mer Soleil community to other buyers,
and was questioned once again about the median signs.
There is now much more info available online about the Rapid Transit
Corridor project. Iâ€™ve always personally questioned the greenbelt being
used as a divider between Monet & Treviana, since itâ€™s not something
very common for condo complexes in the area, thereâ€™s no fencing between
the 2 complexes- just the grass, and since it just dead ends at the 125
SBX(SouthBay Expressway)â€¦ But thought it was a great thing for
residents; nice for a walking trail and for kids to play around. Come
today after more research- surprised to find out finally what those
median signs mean, and that this area is a future site for a SANDAG Bus
The plan is for the large East Palomar median and greenbelt area in
between these 2 complexes to be a pathway for buses to commute on and
cross over the 125 freeway, leading to the Otay Ranch mall, and onto the
Otay Mesa border crossing.
I started reading through the controversy of this future development
and see a lot of pluses and negatives. This future construction could
give it a nice urban feel and provide many other advantages, but what a
change it will be for current and future homeowners and residents in the
area who oppose it.
On a whole other topic- there are now quite a few units being sold in
Treviana currently by the city of Chula Vista, targeted only to First
time home buyers that meet certain income requirements, and in turn
leave deed restrictions and shared equity stipulations on the property.
And on the other hand, brand new units just completed in 2011 are being
sold by the builder after a few years break in construction during the
market down turn. All in all, there is quite a bit of activity going on
in this development. 2bedroom units in both Monet & Treviana are
currently at the low asking around $140k+, and go up to about $330k for
the new and larger 4bedroom floorplans in Treviana.
Treviana Chula Vista; Homes, Pool & Entrance
Not to be confused though, I still think these communities are great
properties, with nice floorplans, amenities, and affordability. Treviana
consists of 212 townhomes in the Lomas Verdes community within Chula
Vista. Lomas Verdes showcases five parks totaling 14 acres with walking
trails. Treviana has its own fitness center featuring LA Gym Equipment,
along with a 25-yard lap pool, playground, and expanded spa and
restrooms. And Monet next door offers great 2story style townhomes with 1
and 2 car garages.
More info from the SANDAG website regarding the BTR advantages:
â€œThe South Bay Bus Rapid Transit project will be a 21-mile rapid,
reliable, and high-frequency transit service between the Otay Mesa
border crossing and downtown San Diego via eastern Chula Vista. The BRT
project is expected to be in service in early 2014. This newÂ BRT will
provide access to regional employment centers in downtown San Diego, the
Otay Mesa Business Park, and the future Eastern Urban Center, as well
as serving residential communities in Chula Vista and National City.â€
It does sound great, but I do know that my buyers in 2009 would have NEVER
even considered the unit on Caminito De La Cruz because of their
location preferences, had they had any idea that there was potentially a
BRT project in the works.
Whether you live in the area or not- what are your thoughts about the
future BRT(Bus Rapid Transit) project? Share your thoughts in the
comments section, or send me an email today. Or, if you or someone you
know is interested in these properties, please contact me, as Iâ€™d be
happy to give you a tour.
For more information & Links on the progress of the future Sandag Bus Transit Route:
For my blog directly, Visit:Â EricasCity.com