A Portion of the Freeman Property Added to Ocotillo Wells SVRA - Users asked to complete questionnaire to help with planning
Ocotillo Wells SVRA is looking for input through an online questionnaire because the General Plan for Ocotillo Wells is being updated. They are interested in your input on the area now called “Ocotillo Wells North” (Truckhaven) for general planning purposes. This area was added to Ocotillo Wells SVRA in October 2010 through Senate Bill 855. This senate bill divided the Freeman Property (also known as Desert Cahuilla and Truckhaven) between Anza Borrego Desert State Park and Ocotillo Wells SVRA. Ocotillo Wells North refers to the area north of S-22, which is now the northern portion of the SVRA.
Complete the on-line questionnaire at http://www.planocotillowells.org/ by March 31.
Help identify key planning issues for OW North by completing the online questionnaire. Your input will help guide early project research!
The Freeman property (also known as Truckhaven/Desert Cahuilla) was acquired by California State Parks in 2006. Senator Denise Ducheny and Senator Dennis Hollingsworth recently convened a group of stakeholders to establish a plan for dividing the Freeman Property between Anza Borrego Desert State Park and Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA).
Following the stakeholder group meetings, the plan was finalized under Senate Bill 855. (http://www.planocotillowells.org/documents/SB855.pdf) This legislation specifies that the northwestern portion of the property be annexed to Anza Borrego Desert State Park and the southeastern portion of the property be annexed to Ocotillo Wells SVRA. This map depicts the annexations. The Ocotillo Wells SVRA addition, now called “Ocotillo Wells North” for general planning purposes only, will be included in the General Plan and EIR project that is underway.