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Location of Builder Tracts Within Sendero

We’ve taken a graphic showing the layout of Sendero and annotated it with the location of the various builder tracts within the village. Come to realize that the discrete sections on the graphic below (separated by the dashed lines) represent the builder tracts — giving you and idea of where the remaining builders will be [...]

A Closer Look at the Del Webb (Pulte) Tract in Gavilan

We are beginning to see final tract maps approved for portions of Planning Area 1 of the Ranch Plan – in other words, the Village of Sendero and the gated age-qualified community of Gavilan. A final tract map serves to articulate the streets, infrastructure, easements and access rights in the development area, as well as [...]

A Preview of Del Webb’s Gavilan Homes

We found a short promo video previewing Del Webb’s homes for Gavilan in the Village of Sendero. The video shows us three different elevations (potentially one different elevation for each of the three models, but that’s just our guess), and informs us that Del Webb has been allocated 50 homesites within Gavilan. We think that [...]

Sendero and Gavilan Floorplans Now Available Online

The new Sendero website includes information about the Sendero, and Gavilan neighborhoods, including links to their floorplans. Sendero will offer a mix of single and two story homes, along with an assortment of townhomes and condos. Architectural styles will be location-appropriate, including Spanish Revival, Monterey, Western Ranch, Early California and Adobe Ranch styles. It seems [...]