Scripps Ranch Planning Group (SRPG)

AIU's New Building

The SRPG met in June and on the agenda was a presentation by Dr. David Bainbridge from Alliant International University (AIU). We were told more about AIU's new building that is in the planning stages. This will be the first new building in quite some time, and AIU is committed to advancing sustainable "green" building methods.

Pipeline Relining Project

Following last month's presentation by the San Diego County Water Authority, the pipeline relining project work at Miramar Ranch Elementary School will be significantly less. The school district wants to do its heavy construction in an easement east of Aviary Drive and south of Red Cedar Drive. The work requires exposing a section of the two large diameter concrete pipes and then sliding metal liners inside. Construction should take six to eight weeks. Notices will go out in advance to homeowners.

Scripps Ranch Traffic

Craig Jones, through his settlement with McMillin over StoneBridge Estates, is moving forward with creating a traffic model for Scripps Ranch that will be given to the city. Major streets and land uses are being identified for setting up how the model will predict traffic patterns. This model is intended as a way to see how new development will impact existing conditions.

Condo Conversion

The Monarch Apartments owner has given notice to renters that they intend to file for the apartments to be converted into condominiums. Inquiries have been made to determine which level of discretionary review, if any, the community has. Monarch also proposed to build new condos instead of a second office tower.

Other Projects

The SRPG was not provided an update on Chabad's 350+ multi-family proposal, Western Pacific Housing's 814 multi-family proposal, or Renzulli's detached single-family home proposal. As information becomes available, the SRPG will pass it along.

SRPG's Next Meeting

The next SRPG meeting will be Thursday, July 1, at the Scripps Ranch Library at 7 pm. Everyone is invited. If you have any questions, please contact me at [[email protected]].

Bob Ilko, Chair


Transnet Tax

We requested Mayor Murphy's office help arrange a presentation on the Transnet tax proposal that's on the November ballot. The Transnet tax is designed to fund roads, highways, bikeways, and mass transit corridors. To pass, two-thirds of voters need to approve it. The presentation is tentatively set for a special SRPG meeting in September.