Carmel Valley board approves Laterra development in Pacific Highlands Ranch


Pacific Highlands Ranch will continue to grow as a new townhouse development was approved on Village Center Loop Road, near the Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch. At its July 23 meeting, the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board approved Laterra, composed of 69 three-story townhomes, including 11 affordable-housing units scattered throughout the project. Thirty-eight percent of the units will be four bedrooms.

Tara Lake, of developer Latitude 33, said they aim to be before the planning commission for approval in September.

Laterra’s townhomes will each have a two-car garage, and the affordable units will have a tandem parking garage. A common area will have a lawn area, tot lot and community barbecues.

As Laterra went through the review process, residents in the neighboring Airoso townhome development expressed some concerns about the views from their homes. But according to homeowner Karen Dubey, most now seem to be OK with the complementary architecture and 35-foot height.