Is the rezone opposition trying to silence rezone supporters?


NextDoor removed a posting exposing SunCoast’s purchase of a Shadow Lakes property.  The no rezone group did not have this posting removed.  It was informational and relevant to the community and all comments and opinions were important to the discussion.

The no rezone has been accused of removing the post after receiving a couple comments supporting the rezone.   Continue reading “Is the rezone opposition trying to silence rezone supporters?”

What happens if the area becomes overrun with weeds?

The city has code provisions that prohibits weeds.  The city staff would contact the property owner and demand that the weeds be cut.  If the weeds are not cut, the city issues fines which increase as time goes on.

If there is a public threat and fire danger due to the weeds, the city has
the authority to get an injunction, cut the weeds, and put a lien on the property.

We encourage you to reach out to Casey McCann, Director of Community Development, at to validate this information.  Please inform us at if you receive additional or conflicting information to the above.

What information was provided during Casey McCann’s Q&A session for SLHOA?

Shadow Lakes HOA Meeting, July 20, 2017

Casey McCann was the speaker at Shadow Lakes’ HOA Board meeting to present a summary and answer questions regarding the DRSL Development Project.  He is the Brentwood Community Development Director.

He wrote the following in an email: “Please note that I am only qualified to speak about the applications and the process. Continue reading “What information was provided during Casey McCann’s Q&A session for SLHOA?”

Can some nuclear developer build houses on the golf course?

No, not unless we, as a community, decide to let them. And we would never let them. They would need approvals for even more extreme rezoning and General Plan amendments than the current plan to put in Senior Housing requires. If we stop the Senior Housing, then we will definitely be able to stop any plan to build houses on the fairways.

Isn’t Senior Housing a safe bet, with so many people getting older?

It is certainly true that there are more people aging, and there is expected to be a solid uptick in the elderly population about nine years from now as the baby boomers reach their mid-70s.  But an increase in population does not guarantee the success of any business.  Consider that in 2008 there were more people living in the U.S. than ever before, but the housing market crashed anyway.  It was not because there were no people wanting to buy houses.  It was because the financing industry was collapsing, and more people were left with no way to pay for a house.  The Senior Housing industry faces many pressures as there are changes to how the government and private insurance providers are able and willing to pay for Senior Housing.  In fact, right now, the Nursing Home segment of this market is facing many closures, despite the aging population, as more and more seniors are finding themselves unable to pay for Nursing Home care.  And it seems even more risky to build a facility here saddled with additional assessments, when there are competitors right down the street that do not have this added expense.  Finally, with Cortona and Westmont close by, and a third assisted living facility planned for the Brentwood Golf Course driving range location, it seems risky to add so much more capacity, 560 units, by building a fourth and fifth facility right here in the same location.