City of Escondido


Daley Ranch Resort Specific Plan

NOTE: This project has not been formally submitted to the City of Escondido.  At this time, the City has limited information about the prospective development application.  The information provided to date is preliminary and subject to change.  More information will be available after a formal application is filed with the Planning Division.  Check back regularly for updates and additions to this web page. 

Project/Study Overview:

The proposed Daley Ranch Resort (also referred to as Sager Ranch) is located on 207.6 acres of vacant land east of, and contiguous to, the Daley Ranch Open Space Preserve, on the west side of Valley Center Road, in unincorporated San Diego County.  Although an application has not been formally submitted to the City of Escondido, it is believed that the project would propose 189 residential units in three distinct residential types: custom home sites, detached single-family residences, and courtyard-style single-family homes.  Preliminary discussions have also indicated that a resort with amenities would be proposed to be located on approximately 14 acres in the southwest corner of the subject site.  It is believed that the resort site would accommodate up to 225 rooms, with access provided by an internal private road system. 

The aforementioned, conceptual project-related information is based on information that was given to the City regarding the potential application.

Here is a link to the complete draft Project Description

All inquiries regarding the prospective development application can be made to Mike Strong, Assistant Planning Director at 760-839-4556 or by email at

Information pertaining to the project application:

Although a formal application has not been filed with the Planning Division, there have been previous conversations about the use of land near the potential project site.  Following are links to information pertaining to the project: 

  1. October 12, 2011 City Council Project Initiation Staff Report
  2. October 12, 2011 City Council PowerPoint Presentation
  3. July 13, 2017 Valley Roadrunner News Article