Escrow still hasn’t closed on sale of hospital

Another close of escrow date for the sale of the Fallbrook Hospital building to Crestwood Behavioral Health, Inc. has come and gone without the sale being completed.

The Fallbrook Regional Health District (FRHD) board voted to sell the vacant building located at 624 East Elder to mental health provider Crestwood at its May 10 meeting and then ratified the sale at a special meeting July 28 to facilitate a scheduled close of escrow date of July 31.

Escrow failed to close July 31 because FRHD was dealing with the County of San Diego on a couple of issues regarding the property – a lot line adjustment and a 1989 lien agreement that current board members only recently discovered. Those issues prompted the board at its Aug. 9 meeting to vote to extend close of escrow to Aug. 31.

FRHD attorney Blaise Jackson, contacted at his office Sept. 1, confirmed a report that escrow still hadn’t closed.

For full story see the Sept. 7 edition of Village News

7 Responses to "Escrow still hasn’t closed on sale of hospital"

  1. Samantha Berryessa   September 2, 2017 at 10:28 am

    What a mess this whole thing is. The Board makes sure the fallbrook tax payers and property owner’s don’t timely know or vote on this. That we don’t have a much needed hospital for car accidents, pregnant women, children, seniors etc., and now it just discovers a lien, it didn’t know about? Sloppy work. Indifference to the needs and wishes of the community. Unknown amount of damages to us all as this unfolds.

  2. Billy   September 2, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    Good, glad to hear it hasn’t closed escrow. We need a medical hospital before any mental health facility.

    • Lee   September 3, 2017 at 12:20 pm

      @ Samantha Berryessa and Billy

      Agreed 100%!

  3. Lee   September 3, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    . . . and I hope it NEVER will!

  4. Lee   September 3, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    Just a thought.

    Perhaps this entire situation will drive the board . . . nuts.

    Talk about ironic.

    • D   September 6, 2017 at 1:54 pm


  5. chuckle berry   September 8, 2017 at 2:49 am

    The board will fail big


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