This Transit Oriented Development project proposes to demolish the existing uses and construct 198 multi-family dwelling units within two five-story buildings in Escondido, CA. PanGIS conducted both the archaeological study and historic-era structure evaluations for this project, performing the necessary background research and an intensive ground and built environment survey.
PanGIS Principal Investigator provided project oversite and managed staff for historic evaluations of four structures and surrounding redevelopment area. Provided an assessment of eligibility for listing on the California Register of Historic Resources (CRHR) and the City of Escondido’s Mitigation Measures. Staff conducted the background research which included a record search at the South Coastal Information Center and property title search with the Offices of the San Diego County Assessor, Recorder and Tax Collector. Three of the four structures were built in the 1950’s with the fourth being built in 1915.
Native American outreach, NAHC Sacred Lands File Search, and a follow-up was performed. An archaeological survey of any open ground was conducted. Due to the developed nature of the site, the survey was negative for archaeological resources. The PanGIS team prepared DPR forms for the structures based on the site visit and background historic research. The final report discussed the survey and assessment and discussed the potential for significant impacts. For the archaeological portion of the study, it included language indicating the nearby Escondido Creek area being of cultural importance to both Kumeyaay and Luiseño people and recommendations for monitoring, along with survey results.