Diversified Pacific Development is selling new homes in the airport influence area without fully complying with the City of Redlands Marketing and Disclosure ordinances. We had similar issues with this developer complying with Marketing and Disclosure requirements at the Judson Ranch.
This was reported to City of Redlands Code Enforcement on June 13, 2017. A copy of the e-mail can be found in the RAA 6-30-17 Newsletter. A response was received the same day from Tricia Swope, Senior Project Manager, Quality of Life, thanking us for reporting the issue. Tricia stated City staff has been aware of the situation and are already addressing the issue through the code enforcement process.
On July 3rd we were notified by Ms. Swope that some progress has been made with getting the developer to comply with the City’s disclosure requirements.
The required posting of an aerial photograph labeling the Redlands Airport Influence Area is present in the sales office and sales materials presented to prospective buyers at the model complex do have the required notation about Redlands Airport. Tricia also noted that the final Code Enforcement action is to have signs installed in each of the tract map entrances at Diversified Pacific’s expense and is expected to be completed within one week.
We asked Ms. Swope in our reply, if the developers other marketing materials such as their North Ranch Facebook page and North Ranch website, which is under construction, will contain the required notation. We have not yet received a response.
The developer executed a model home agreement with the City agreeing to comply with all City laws. But, the model complex opened on May 26th. and for more than a month is still not fully compliant with City airport disclosure codes. We appreciate the code enforcement progress, but we have to ask, why did the City allow this model complex to open without being compliant with these disclosure requirements. The last thing we need is someone to buy a home that is not fully aware of our airport!