Construction starts on the San Juan Bautista roundabout


Construction starts on the San Juan Bautista roundabout

Concern over property worth delayed the enterprise a quantity of months.

The primary Road roundabout enterprise in San Juan Bautista, An factor of the Rancho Vista subdivision, was set for enhancement in February with all events, The metropolis, Meritage Homes and property house owners having reached an settlement. After 9 months, enhancement is lastly underway. 

Based mostly on The metropolis, property house owners Edmundo and Rosa Loayza delayed enhancement by not giving a enhancement license to Meritage To assemble on their property “till The metropolis agreed To restore the date of valuation, Inside the event The metropolis Should proceed with an eminent area movement.”

The date of the valuation was agreed to be Sept. 23. 

That signature was accredited unanimously by the San Juan Bautista City Council on Oct. 19. Councilmembers Scott Freels and Mary Edge have been absent. 

Based mostly on the agenda packet, the Loayzas needed the signature To Make assembleive the enterprise Wouldn’t have an effect on The worth of their property ought to The metropolis undertake an eminent area movement. 

“The Loayzas’ lawyer wants the date of the valuation To not be the date set Inside the eminent area regulation, Which might be sometime Finally, however she wants it to be set proper now,” San Juan Bautista lawyer Deborah Mall said. 

She added that setting the valuation date now might have implications if The metropolis goes by way of the eminent area course of, however said that wright hereas the Loayza’s lawyer May think about the property worth might change significantly, The metropolis Does not. 

Based mostly on a letter by the Loayzas’ lawyer, the settlement of the valuation date Earlier to The start of The enhancement was To Make assembleive that The acquisition or taking of the property was carried out “in A style That Does not adversely have an effect on The quantity of simply compensation it Should be awarded to the Loayzas.”

Councilman John Freeman said he fails to see how enhancing their property’s ingress and egress have a adverse influence for them.

“To me Which May very properly enhance The worth of their property,” Freeman said. “We’re going To assemble one factor for them collectively with the street into their subdivision and that’s a factor of worth. They ought to be leaping for pleasure Rather than harassing us with these letters.” 

Mayor Leslie Jordan agreed with Freeman.

“Utterly,” she said. “What quantity of events can one dedicate a property? We have been right here a quantity of months in the past.”

A day after the meeting, San Juan Bautista notified the residents that Don Chapin was scheduled To start enhancement on the 12-week enterprise on Oct. 25, climate permitting. 

City Supervisor Don Reynolds informed BenitoLink that work started with marking utility strains on the asphalt and that by The prime of the week enhancement Should be apparent. 

Based mostly on The discharge, the enterprise additionally Consists of A center landscaped round space, lane striping, visitors signage and asphalt overlay. 

Work is scheduled to happen Mondays by way of Fridays 7 a.m. To 5 p.m. In January, the City Council opted To primarytain one lane open for the enterprise pretty than closing the street and offering a detour route. 

The roundabout has been a supply of rivalry, first with the developer and later with property house owners. 

Meritage Homes, the developer of Rancho Vista, tried to get out of constructing it by first saying it wasn’t required by the conditional approval of The event. It later said The world was too small To assemble an enough roundabout. 


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