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Recreation Opportunities in Greater Lone Pine:
Movie Museum and Site Locations
Owen Dry Lake
Websites to consider:
For more information on local recreation, sightseeing, events, history and general area attractions:
Lone Pine Chamber of Commerce: www.lonepinechamber.org
This most informative site has details on the recreation and sightseeing options listed above, plus further info on dining, lodges, services and relocation
Inyo National Forest: www.fs.fed.us/r5/inyo/
Consult for information on the over 2 million acres of your forestland: maps, trails, passes, fall colors, the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, Mammoth Lakes Basin, etc.
Bishop Visitors Guide: www.bishopvisitor.com
Get this helpful visitors’ guide on the Internet. Information on events, camping, fishing, dining, lodging, and motor touring in the Bishop area.
The Lone Pine Creek, just north of Lot #8 is especially picturesque.
From the small parking area just off Whitney Portal Road, you hear the rushing creek. You amble along several granite boulders and hundred-year sage bushes to the creek. It is a different world.
To the right—a house-sized boulder. Before you--the creek tumbling over large, glistening red rocks. Overhead--a canopy of cottonwoods, water birches and willows. Through the branches—the Alabama Hills.
Enjoy lunch along the creek bank—or out on the “island,” a small, fern-covered patch. Or sit silently and just be—taking in the stream, the trees, the red boulders, the fern-lined banks.
This pocket area, immediately northwest of The Portal Preserve, is between Whitney Portal Road and the Creek. It is accessed by car or foot.
The Portal Preserve is a development of 27 choice lots on Whitney Portal Road, five miles west of Lone Pine, California. This choice development is in the actual shadow of Mt. Whitney, the highest in the Sierra Nevada range.
The curved lanes in this pristine, rustic planned community are the gateway to what promises to be one of Inyo County’s most distinctive communities.
How much area on a lot may be developed? Two-thirds an acre (2/3) for most lots, up to 1 acre for equestrian lots. This development area includes all improvements (e.g., residences, driveways, lawns, etc.).
May I build a two-story house? Yes, on all lots except 1-9, that are restricted to single-story for viewshed reasons. Houses must be at least 1600 sq. ft., but there is no maximum. Whitney Portal Road lots may be 22 feet high; lots 10-27 may be 30 feet.
May I keep horses? Yes, on lots that border the development other than along Whitney Portal Road. (See the Portal Preserve subdivision map for specifics.) An easement from the west end of Mt. Langley Lane leads directly onto BLM (federal Bureau of Land Management) land, and connects to a historic road up into the Mt. Langley canyon.
Is there any access to Lone Pine Creek? Yes. Each lot owner may visit at will Lone Pine Creek, directly across Whitney Portal Road from lot #8. (See the Lone Pine Creek menu for more details.)
Is this development in the local fire protection district? The Portal Preserve has met all the requirements set by the Lone Pine Fire Protection District Board of Directors, and the inclusion process is underway. A half-acre lot on Valley View Drive has been deeded to the Fire Protection District for a future substation, with a 20,000-gallon water tank being installed immediately.
Who will enforce the CC&Rs? The Architectural Committee provides oversight of building guidelines and development plans. Its members will be elected by lot owners as the project is built out.
May I have a fence around my property? Yes. It must be solid wood or a 3-rail natural colored fence.
What guidelines exist for exterior building materials? Walls may be wood or stucco, painted in natural colors. Roofing material shall be fireproof (e.g., tile, slate or composition).
What guidelines exist for landscaping? Preservation of the existing, native habitat is encouraged, as is installation of vegetative screening around structures. Lot owners on the east, north and west perimeters are responsible for planting tree clusters as designated on the subdivision map.
What guidelines exist for lighting? Exterior lights must comply with a “dark skies” policy of shielded lights that are limited in number, duration and intensity—to keep a dark starry sky and not scare wildlife.
What about setbacks for residences? The average setback for homes on Whitney Portal Road is over 200 feet (see Portal Preserve subdivision map for exact distances). The setback within the subdivision is a minimum of 50 feet.
May I conduct my home-based business within The Portal Preserve? Yes, provided it doesn’t produce significant traffic and disrupt the residential nature of the community.
May I keep my RV at my home? Yes, provided that it is in an enclosure or behind a fence or shrubbery that screens it from general view.
Can I be assured that The Portal Preserve will remain a natural, clean, tidy environment? Yes. Noxious activities and offensive noise are prohibited. Trashcans must be stored away from public view. Roof antennae shall be limited to 3’ beyond ridgelines. And storage of vehicles, machinery, or equipment is not allowed.
May I move my mobile home onto my lot? No. Mobile homes are not allowed.
May I keep my cat and dog? Of course, provided that these or other animals do not constitute a nuisance to the occupants of surrounding lots.
How far apart will the houses be? Given the building envelopes (see the Portal Preserve subdivision map), it is estimated that the average distances between homes will be almost 250 feet, about the width of the average lot.
The 27 lots at The Portal Preserve
will be available in several phases:
Phase #1: Lots 2, 3, 4, and 5.
Phase #2: Lots 1, 6, and 7.
Phase #3: Lots 8 and 9.
The other lots will be phased in later.
View Large Subdivision Map
Lots will come to market in phases. When the first phase is sold out, the second will become available, etc. Timing is dependent on both sales of previous available lots and on installation of utilities.
The price of the lots will be determined as each phase comes to market. Lots will be priced only after the final subdivision map is filed with the County and sales contracts may be legally signed.
An interest list for particular lots is being kept, which is comprised of those who have submitted the contact information page available on this website. Those higher on the list for a particular lot will be contacted first when that lot becomes available. Place your name on the lot of your choice today.
What utilities will be included?
The developer is providing both underground electric power and telephone conduit. Homeowners will provide their own septic systems. Whether the developer provides a well may be negotiable. Tests show the water table is 50-55' below ground level.
When will lots be available?
The developer hopes that purchases can be made this fall of 2005, but delays are possible. In April 2005, the Inyo County Planning Commission voted in favor of this project, 5 to 0. However, their decision was appealed to the Board of Supervisors, which voted on the appeal in July. The Supervisors, in a unanimous vote, sustained the Commission's decision.
Despite this good news, delays may occur, and we, the developers, will install the utilities and build the interior roads as soon as possible. After this occurs, a final subdivision map can be filed and purchases of lots take place. Thank you for submitting your contact information to us so that we may keep you abreast of significant developments.
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