Three of the last non residential properties in Coto de Caza have been in the news lately. It was announced over the summer that the general store was sold and subsequently closed. The specific plans for the site are not yet public, but it is expected that a two story commercial building will replace the existing structure. It has also been reported that the site of the former MerryHill School was in escrow.
The proposed buyer has plans to demolish the existing structures and replace them with an assisted living facility. This project would be named The Hacienda Coto de Caza and would be operated by Oxbow partners. Now it has been reported that the Coto de Caza Equestrian Center may be up for sale. Each of these three facilities are adjacent to each other and they represent Coto’s last ties to its historic past. The Silver Bronze Corporation has owned the Coto Valley Country Club as well as the Coto de Caza Equestrian Center since Chevorn/Arvida exited the community in the 1980’s.
The current proposal by Oak Grove LLC is to acquire both the stables and the MerryHill School site and develop homes. A portion of the stables which are managed by Maxwell Stables Coto de Caza would remain in place with the facilities being updated.