Planning

Scripps Ranch Planning Group (SRPG)

The Glen at Scripps Ranch

One of the more important issues of this decade will be coming to the Scripps Ranch Planning Group (SRPG) over the next few months. The Glen at Scripps Ranch, a continuing care retirement community, is planned for the south side of Pomerado Road near the Chabad Center. The project has been discussed in these pages many times in the last two years.

The Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) was released for public comment in March. The SRPG and other groups and individuals submitted comments in May. At this point the city is finalizing the report and is expected to release it shortly. In September or October when the final EIR is released, the SRPG will vote on our overall recommendation to the City Planning Commission and City Council.

At our August meeting representatives of The Glen again will present the project and address public comments about it. There has been a lot of conflicting information circulated in our community, so Scripps Ranch residents should attend the meeting and use this opportunity to become fully informed.

New Bylaws and Consolidation with Rancho Encantada

We have been working with the city on required revisions to our bylaws, and to combine the StoneBridge/Rancho Encantada (RE) planning area with Scripps Ranch. We will vote on adopting the bylaws at our August meeting. If adopted, they go to the City Council in the fall.

Speeding in Scripps Ranch

Please see our Special Report on speed issues in Scripps Ranch on page 14. The SRPG also has received requests for crosswalks, striping, stop signs, and other traffic control measures. Several of these will be discussed at our August meeting, so if you have traffic issues you would like to bring to the attention of the SRPG, please let us know and come to the meeting.

We have adopted a policy and process for addressing traffic concerns. It involves investigation of the issue, then working with the City Traffic Engineering Department and our City Council representative to resolve them.

Other Development Projects

The Carroll Canyon Center project is preparing a new environmental study. When the city issues a new Draft Environmental Impact report, the SRPG will revisit the project.

Permits are expected soon for grading at the Chabad campus. Construction of the first housing buildings—88 units—closest to Pomerado Road will begin within six months after the permits are granted.

The SRPG also is monitoring the proposed Stone Creek project on Carroll Canyon in Mira Mesa west of I-15. We and the Miramar Ranch North Planning Committee have met with the Mira Mesa Planning Committee and their Town Council and continue to work on regional planning.

Next Meeting

The SRPG meets on the first Thursday of each month at 7 pm at the Scripps Ranch Library. Please attend our next meeting and election on Thursday, Aug. 6. For questions or concerns, please email me at [email protected]

Wally Wulfeck, SRPG Chair