Planning

Scripps Ranch Planning Group (SRPG)

SRPG Vacancies

The SRPG currently has two vacancies. We are sad to see longtime volunteer Mike Baksh leave the board. His many years of dedication, advice, and support will be missed.

Mike helped oppose the Mira Mesa Market Center, proposed rezoning of the business park to residential, and represented Scripps Ranch on the Miramar Lake Filtration Plant upgrade, to name only a few projects. Mike was also instrumental in obtaining a historic designation for the Meanley Wall overlooking the library's pond.

StoneBridge Estates

The SRPG is monitoring the progress of the StoneBridge Estates development issues, namely unpermited use of Pomerado Road for the project's haul road. The City of San Diego Police and Development Services departments have been made aware of the subcontractors use of Pomerado Road, which violates the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) mitigation measures. Continued violations may force the shutdown of construction. The Legacy Homeowners Association's concerns continue to be addressed.

New Middle School

Prop MM's Independent Citizens Oversight Committee voted unanimously to recommend to the school board that it is pleased with the community's proposed contribution for joint use and city-owned right-of-way improvements, along with many cost savings identified by the community.

A joint-use agreement would mean that Scripps Ranch should be able to use money from our Special Park Fund for the new school's playing fields.

Monarch Project

The SRPG learned that the Monarch Apartment owners are seeking a residential condominium conversion for the 266 units. There is concern that the parking requirements for the apartments are not sufficient, as tenants must now use specific parking lots during specific times.

The apartments/office tower was constructed without any discretionary review. There has been no communication from the property owner about proposed additional 80-90 condos where the second office tower is sited.

Next Meeting

If you are interested in joining the SRPG, please contact me at [[email protected]]. The next meeting is Thursday, May 6. Everyone is welcome.

Bob Ilko, SRPG Chair

 

 

Two map waivers were recommended by the SRPG that would allow existing industrial/office properties to have commercial condominiums. One two-story office building may be split to no more than 15 separate units. The other property has two physically separated buildings, which could be sold to two users instead of one.