It took 13 years, but it appears the effort by developer Charles Grant to open an RV park east of San Diego finally is successful, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Local zoning authorities gave their approval earlier this month to a proposed 85-space campground that would be called the Oaks at Descanso, in the village of Descanso, Calif.
The idea of a 102-space RV park in the tiny mountain community first was proposed by Grant 13 years ago, but it was opposed by a local environmental group and it eventually was rejected by the local government.
Then, in 1996, an 85-space campground was proposed and it was approved by local authorities. However, the local environment group then filed a lawsuit claiming the campground proposal did not comply with San Diego County’s masterplan or zoning ordinance.
Earlier this month, the County Planning Department concluded all of the environmental concerns raised by the lawsuit had been satisfied and the County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved of the development.
“I see this as a first-class recreational facility,” County supervisor Dianne Jacob said, according to the Union-Tribune.
The developer agreed to form an earthen berm along the highway next to the campground so it would be hidden from motorists, Jacobs added.
“It’s a good project, change always bothers people,” Grant said. “But when it gets through, it will look nice.”
However, an attorney for the environmental group said another lawsuit challenging the campground development is likely.