Planning

Scripps Ranch Planning Group (SRPG)

The Scripps Ranch Planning Group (SRPG) cancelled its regular meeting on Jan. 3 for the holidays. We expect a busy winter and spring because several development projects are proposed.

Repaving Pomerado Road

Because of the rain SDG&E postponed repaving Pomerado Road. As of press time, they were scheduled to begin about mid-February. When they start, the project will last four weekends.

The first weekend will grind and cap the roadway—that is, grind down the road and lay down new asphalt. The rest of the schedule is: second weekend, striping; third weekend, markers and thermoplastic; and the fourth weekend, loop installation.

Pomerado Road will be closed during the first weekend. Remember that automatic vehicle sensing will not work until the sensing loops are installed. So the signals will use standard cycles for left turns, pedestrian signals, and so forth. Please be patient and use extra caution.

Alliant University Property Redevelopment

KB Homes has an active offer to the Alliant Foundation to purchase the property, so we cancelled a scheduled community forum to discuss various uses for the site. KB plans to build several hundred single-family homes, probably including low- and moderate-income and senior housing.

The developer is submitting an Initiation of a Community Plan Amendment to the city. Initiation is the start of planning; it is not an approval or denial of the project. This will probably go to the City Planning Commission in April, so the SRPG will address it at our Thursday, Mar. 7, meeting.

Library Parking Lot

The city design team has postponed discussion plans until our March meeting.

Proposed Park at Hendrix Pond

In 2016 we included $300,000 in our Facilities Financing Program to begin planning for improvements of 3.26 acres at Hendrix Pond/Aviary Park. Improvements may include a pocket park, children’s play area, picnic areas, seating, landscaping, and walking trails.

Since then some residents have requested that a dog park area be included, while other residents are opposed. The SRPG and Scripps Ranch Recreation Council will meet jointly at our February meeting to address the issue and appoint a subcommittee to consider designs and make recommendations.

Renzulli Property

The Phair Company is going ahead with plans to develop Renzulli estates. The property is located between the two segments of Cypress Canyon Road. It is in the SRPG planning area, but in the Miramar Ranch North Maintenance Assessment District. Therefore, both planning groups will work with the Phair Company. We will appoint a joint subcommittee at our February meeting.

Meetings and Member Election

The SRPG meets on the first Thursday of the month at 7 pm in the Scripps Ranch Library. The winter and spring meetings are scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 7, Mar. 7, Apr. 4, May 2, and June 6.

At our March meeting the community will elect 10 members to the SRPG for two-year terms. Our bylaws require that residents who vote must have attended at least two meetings in the previous year.

Check www.scrippsranch.org/srpg for updates between issues of the SRCA Newsletter. For questions or concerns, please email me at [email protected]

Wally Wulfeck, SRPG Chair

Miramar Ranch North Planning Committee (MRNPC)

The Miramar Ranch North Planning Committee (MRNPC) will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 5.

Watermark Project

Sudberry Properties’ representatives intend to share the latest information on the Watermark project at the February or March meeting. So far, the expected groundbreaking is in spring of this year, with a projected opening date of winter 2020. For more information, visit www.thewatermarksandiego.com.

Roadway Improvements

The resurfacing project that includes Scripps Ranch Boulevard and Scripps Poway Parkway started late last year and the deadline to complete the project is later this year. We are glad to see that some streets have been repaved and slurry sealed, and we hope more are done in Scripps Ranch before the project ends.

Councilmember Mark Kersey’s office voiced the need to the Transportation and Storm Water Department for manhole correction along Spring Canyon Road and Scripps Poway Parkway. The department explained it has opened a contract to level out the manholes. No exact date was given. If you wish to follow up on any issues related to our community, contact Mark’s District 5 office at 619-236-6655.

Landscape Maintenance

The Maintenance Assessment District (MAD) subcommittee meets quarterly, one hour prior to our regular meeting. Members discuss issues and improvements in our common landscaped areas. The next meeting is on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 6 pm.

Accessible Transit

As a joint effort the MRNPC and Scripps Ranch Planning Group chairs attended the Social Services Transportation Advisory Council meeting. We were vocal about the need for public transit in Scripps Ranch. Meeting minutes can be found at www.sandag.org/sstac.

MRNPC Meetings

We have three board member openings. If you are interested in joining, please come to our next meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 7 pm at the Scripps Ranch Civic Association (SRCA) Community Center, 11885 Cypress Canyon Road. If you have any questions, email me at [email protected] and visit www.scrippsranch.org/mrnpc.

Michelle Abella-Shon, MRNPC Chair