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Ridgeline Country Club has served the City of Orange and surrounding areas for over 40 years. The Club included 14 championship tennis courts (all with lights), a nine-hole executive golf course, driving range (with lights), golf and tennis pro shops, locker rooms, lounge area, exercise gymnasium (with full universal weight system), Jr. Olympic-size pool, and much more. The Club was proud to be home of the Orange County Tennis Academy and the Orange County Golf Academy – one of the largest and most successful junior golf programs in the country. Learn about the Ridgeline zoning (13 KB - PDF).

Several attempts to build homes on Ridgeline have been met with strong opposition. In 2006, the Club was sold to an investor group and over time it was closed.

In 2012 voters rejected the Ridgeline Estates development. Milan spent nearly $1,300,000, not counting legal fees, trying to stop Orange citizens from voting on Ridgeline. The community fought back with dedicated volunteers determined to protect the community and voting rights. Volunteers spent $53,000 for their grass roots effort. After several legal battles the California Supreme Court will now decide the Ridgeline project. The case focuses on planning law and voter rights. This is very important as the Supreme Court receives thousands of petitions for review every year but grants fewer than 5 percent.

state supreme court
PDF Opening Brief - View the Opening Brief for the Ridgeline Case filed December 2, 2013. (1.8 MB - PDF)

PDF Press Release - View OPA's Press Release on the State Supreme Court's Approval to review the Ridgeline Case. (134 KB - PDF)

PDF Petition Granted - View State Supreme Court's Approval to review the Ridgeline Case. (92 KB - PDF)

RIDGELINE BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS
PDF Before and After - View aerial photos of how the property has changed since 2006. (1.15 MB - PDF)

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OPA Position Statement - The OPA Board and Real Estate Committee reviewed the development proposals for both Ridgeline and Sully Miller and outlined its position in this statement. (12 KB - PDF)

City council
PDF Draft Development Agreement betweent the City of Orange and Ridgeline developers (292 KB - PDF)

Planning Commission
PDF 05-17-10 - OPA Notice for Planning Commission Hearing (169 KB - PDF)

PDF 12-10-09 - Department Minutes on Ridgeline Planning Commission Meeting (447 KB - PDF)

Relevant News & Articles

Voice of OC - Supreme Court to Hear Orange Housing Case

PDF Election Results - The November 2012 election results show 56% of the voting electorate voted NO on Measure FF sponsored by Orange Park Acres. (578 KB - PDF)

PDF It'z the Zoning, Ztupid 04-13-10 (83 KB - PDF)
Foothills Sentry - A zoning change from open space/recreation to residential must occur by the Orange City Council before the controversial Ridgeline and Sully Miller sites are developed.

PDF Ridgeline Deed Held by Out of Town Investors (13 KB - PDF)
OPA resident John Martin is the applicant for the Ridgeline development, though his name and company don't apprear on the title.

LETTERS FROM OPA

PDF June 3, 2010 Letter - From former OPA Trails Committee Chair Chuck McNees putting it on the record that Planning Commissions need to uphold the existing trail standards. (34 KB - PDF)

PDF May 26, 2010 Letter - From OPA President Tom Davidson outlining view point of OPA and concerns about the Ridgeline project. (89 KB - PDF)

PDF May 4, 2010 Letter - From OPA resident Arthur Bass VMD recounts the developer's framing of the Ridgeline project. (82 KB - PDF)

PDF April 26, 2010 Letter - From OPA Real Estate Committee Member Ronald Williamson requesting the Ridgeline open space issue. (71 KB - PDF)

PDF November 2009 Letter - From OPA President Tom Davidson regarding comments on the Ridgeline Environmental Impact Report. (89 KB - PDF)

 

 


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