Foothill Adobe Fire Hazard??
Original post made by unclehomerr.., Downtown, on May 8, 2009
I thought that it certainly lacked a 'defensible' area in case of fire.. and, the grasses seem dry and dense all the way down to the road. The whole project would 'look' better if they cleaned up the area near the fence, and between the fence and the road... weeds and some stray grasses next to the road fuel the impression of neglect.
Also, it seems that a planted and maintained area with color at each end of the drive [street? Old Foothill] would give the impression that there is 'some' planning involved. And, a cleared space around the trees planted on the slope would demonstrate continuing care.
But I have to confess, my biggest concern is the fire hazard. With the tall, wild grass down to Foothill Rd., the possibility of a flicked cigarette doing major damage to this expensive restoration is high. There's wild grasses in many of the pastures along Foothill, but this property certainly 'looks' the worst. C'mon, Parks Dep't!!