The Altair Specific Plan area encompasses 270 acres west of Murrieta Creek and is uniquely located on a plateau with panoramic views of the Temecula valley and a short walk to Old Town’s enticing restaurants, shops and public amenities. The site also offers convenient freeway access to commuters traveling to San Diego, Orange County or Riverside.
Altair is envisioned as the complementary residential component to Old Town as the two areas are integral to a successful urban environment. The community will include attractive trails, several parks and plazas, a café/coffee shop, a high-tech elementary school and institutional uses benefiting the public such as a university campus, convention auditorium and/or cultural center.
The Western Bypass Corridor is a transportation element which has been included in the City’s General Plan for nearly 20 years. It links Temecula Pkwy with Rancho California Rd, an important connection to alleviate traffic congestion in Old Town and on the 15 Fwy. In working collaboratively with the City, the bypass is contemplated to be realigned, preserving roughly 55 acres of hillside that would have otherwise been developed. To minimize hillside visual impacts, the bypass has been re-designed into a split-road design to create the feel of a "scenic parkway" as well as adding a safer, off-street class-1 bike path which parallels the road.