Dear PoPville – Two houses to be built on Tregaron Conservancy?

Dear PoPville,

I live on the 3000 block of Macomb St, NW directly across from the International School and the Tregaron Conservancy. Last week i noticed large signs with permits and plans to build a single family home seemingly directly beside the Intl School’s driveway. Construction will take up the parking spaces along the front of the property and will last until next May… Any idea whats going on? I was under the impression that as a conservancy it would be illegal to build on the land… Since last week they have started to remove all of the large trees along the front of the property. And apparently there are 2 single family homes going up.

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  • As sad as that is there were thee lots carved out of the Tregaron Conservancy when it was established. One on Macomb and two on Klingle.

    • I can’t really say it’s sad… Out of the original 20 acres of Tregaron, 6 were purchased by the International School and 13 are part of the Tregaron Conservatory. So one whopping acre of space is used to develop a few houses.

      I’ve been on the footpath at Tregaron a few times and although it’s nice greenspace, the loop takes about 15 minutes to walk – nothing too exciting. Perhaps if Klingle Rd ever becomes a hiking/biking trail, then it will be part of a decent sized trailpath.

      • The real beauty of this place is not measured in how fast you can walk it. Sit down and take it all in. Nature rewards the patient.

      • Good point about Klingle Rd, though. I was under the impression that the plans had already been approved. anyone know what the hold up is? Is it an issue of funding?

  • My son attends the PS near there, and though we walk, we pass through the logjam of cars turning into the driveway every morning. I can’t imagine wanting a house *right there*

  • I remember the two lots being further up close to the fence with Taiwanese property, where a massive twin oak used to stand after which Twin Oaks was probably named. Like it or not NIMBYism saved the majority of the Tregaron estate from massive development several times. I for one hope that these houses can match the classic beauty of the homes along Macomb. Doubtful but hopeful.

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