Do you need to join the efforts of VIEW PRESERVATION?
Cabrillo Estates is a jewel—offering magnificent views which enhance both our quality of life and the invested values of our properties. Over the past 50 years some of these views have been compromised, or totally lost, due to new construction and the continuing growth of trees.
For those properties in Tracts 306, 307 and 310, there are no legal restrictions as to the height or growth of trees and other plants. The County Land Use Ordinance prohibits the removal of trees without a permit, but trimming is allowed as long as it does not threaten the life of the tree. For owners in these tracts with concerns about obstructed views, the current best approach is to discuss the situation with affected neighbors and with the owner of the property with view obstructions. Ideally, the interested parties can agree on a mitigation plan and share any costs involved.
In 2005 a group of property owners in Cabrillo Estates became concerned about the degradation of these valuable views and developed a program which would restore and preserve views forever. Thus “VIEW PRESERVATION” was born.
What is VIEW PRESERVATION and how does it work? This is a voluntary, reciprocal program through which participants receive and provide assurance that their views, and their neighbors' views, will be protected forever. A member of the Architectural Review Committee will photograph the property owner's existing views (copies for both the owner and the Committee). A restricted covenant, describing obligations of the property owner and procedures for dealing with view degradation, is signed and recorded with the county. This deed restriction stays with the property, preserving the views forever.
Are you Protected? The more properties protected with the VIEW PRESERVATION deed restriction, the greater the effects of the program will be. The map below, current as of March 2018, displays which properties are participating in the VIEW PRESERVATION program (green dots are in, orange dots are not). You may have views today, only through the kindness of neighbors, but there are no guarantees for the future.