RSF organized as a big fat HOA and even has lots of employees and a big process for approving developments. They even have an design review board.
The Art Jury in Rancho Santa Fe, to this day, still reviews every proposed development or significant change in a property and gives its approval or not.This high rent low density area of the county is where people who can live just about anywhere choose to opt into.
A decision by the Art Jury was once challenged by a homeowner who was unsuccessful in his litigation.
“The court ruled that beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” Smith said.
The eye that decides the beauty belongs to the community and the Art Jury, the court decided.