Cristallago project as originally conceived would put 1,000 houses,
200 time-share condominium units, an 18-hole golf course, and
some commercial space on an 856 acre site north of Lakeport and
west of Highway 29. It is intended to be an extremely high end
subdivision, described by the developers as a "Destination
Community" that will attract people with bulging wallets
to Lake County.
April 4, 2006 the Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 (Ed Robey being
the sole dissenter) to let Cristallago move ahead despite advice
from planning staff that the project deviated from as many as
three primary planning documents, that it had no assured source
of water, and that part of the property was under Williamson Act
protections, among other impediments.
developers then revised their plans somewhat to increase the "resort"
component and reduce the number of residential units: the application
at present is for 975 total units, of which 650 will be residential.
On March 2, 2010 the Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to grant the
General Plan amendments and other entitlements needed to allow
it to move forward. Details.
on other Lakeport projects
proposed by the Cristallago developers, including a scheme
to build a luxury hotel on the Natural High site in Lakeport.