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KB Home to Build New Development on Santee-Lakeside Border

Work on models for KB Homes communities, dubbed La Mesa Meadows and Canton Hills, is set to begin this month.

New housing developments are coming to the Santee-Lakeside border and La Mesa this fall, according to builder KB Home (NYSE: KBH). 

The work on model homes in the developments, dubbed La Mesa Meadows and Canton Hills, is set to begin this month, with grand openings expected to take place this fall. Canton Hills will be developed in the open space at the intersection of Los Ranchitos Road and 2nd Street in Santee.
 
In the meantime, those who are curious about the finished product can check in at the KB Home preview center at Grossmont Center. Officials are offering a glimpse at layouts for the communities, floor plans and design choices, and sign-ups for interest lists. 

 “We’re very pleased to have secured these two prime parcels of land in one of the county’s most popular areas where there is a limited number of new home communities,” said Steve Ruffner, president of KB Home’s Southern California division, in a news release. 

The minimum size for the new homes is expected to be about 2,500 square feet, with the maximum at more than 4,000 square feet. The largest will feature six bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms and a three-car garage as an option. La Mesa Meadows and Canton Hills are billed as solar communities. 

According to the company, they will become two of more than 20 other KB Home projects with “1.5 kW standard systems (which) are expected to help homeowners save as much as 30% on their energy bills” when compared to structures with traditional electrical systems. 

KB Home is based in Los Angeles and has been in business since 1957. The firm's recent San Diego County project was in San Marcos.

Canton Hills will be located along a route that KUSI's "The Turko Files" has dubbed the "deadly detour," a path of traffic to and from Lakeside and Santee through a residential neighborhood where numerous accidents have occurred. The "Turko Files" recently blamed the city of Santee for not completing a project to connect Mast Boulevard to Lakeside. There is currently a dead end and a quarter-mile gap in the road.
santee citizen August 02, 2013 at 10:46 PM
KB homes are being built in lakeside which is NOT in the city of Santee. it appears only lakeside people want mast to be extended.
bme August 03, 2013 at 01:33 PM
Re: SanteeCitizen - I disagree with you that "only Lakeside people want Mast to be extended". Half of the street of Los Ranchitos is Santee and most, if not all, want that road extended. We are tired of people driving 40-50+ mph down a residential street or not being able to back out of our driveways for ten straight minutes while waiting for traffic to go by.
santee citizen August 03, 2013 at 07:42 PM
sorry, only the houses on los Ranchitos up to second street are in santee city limits while 16 out of 30 is half it will not matter. the rest are in the county. if you are having issues I suggest you contact the county and maybe they can install speed bumps like santee did.
bme August 04, 2013 at 12:46 PM
SanteeCitizen- I'm curious what your reasons are for NOT wanting Mast to be extended?
santee citizen August 04, 2013 at 02:17 PM
I Live near Hillcreek school and the extra traffic would make an already bad intersection at Mast and Jeremy much worse. The city of Santee is going to put an island on Mast at Jeremy without a signal. When that happens there will be some bad crashes when people try to avoid cars entering Mast from south bound Jeremy. Santee has said a signal at Jeremy and Mast is years away.

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