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Matt Quinn Quinn: “Generally speaking, homebuyers get ‘more house’ for their money in these outlying areas, and often enjoy a more relaxed and higher-quality lifestyle.”

RAMONA, CA—Emphasizing walkable town centers is one way planners and developers can create a more urban feeling in towns that have a more rural feel, Pathfinder Partners’ VP Matt Quinn tells GlobeSt.com. The San Diego-based developer and its general contractor, Crowbar Construction, recently broke ground on Paseo Village Townhomes, the first community developed under the guidelines of the new Ramona Village Center Form-Based Code, which promotes Ramona’s rural character while embracing development in the town center.

Pathfinder, which specializes in opportunistic and value-add multifamily real estate investments, acquired the 2.5-acre parcel, complete with approved architectural plans, in late 2016. We spoke with Quinn and senior associate Aaron Flores about the project and the vision for Ramona.

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Carrie Rossenfeld

Carrie Rossenfeld is a reporter for the San Diego and Orange County markets on GlobeSt.com and a contributor to Real Estate Forum. She was a trade-magazine and newsletter editor in New York City before moving to Southern California to become a freelance writer and editor for magazines, books and websites. Rossenfeld has written extensively on topics including commercial real estate, running a medical practice, intellectual-property licensing and giftware. She has edited books about profiting from real estate and has ghostwritten a book about starting a home-based business.

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