Zone Change Paves Way for Project

A zone change approved last week by the City Council has opened the way for the construction of a 45,000-square-foot office building.

Previously planned for recreational use, the 3-acre site at Oso Parkway and Country Club Drive was changed to administrative and office zoning by unanimous vote of the council on Monday.

Known as the Country Club Center II, the office complex will be two or three stories high and have a Spanish theme with white stucco and red tile roofs, according to the builder, Emerald Development of San Juan Capistrano.

“We feel it will be a good showpiece property for the city,” said Dan Olsen, an official for Oso Office Partners, a partner in the project.

Clint Sherrod, community development director for the city, said that representatives from the two groups told him that construction will begin when enough renters are lined up to make the project financially feasible.