Scripps Ranch Planning Group (SRPG)

Sycamore-Peñasquitos Electrical Transmission Line 

Construction is beginning. Traffic arrangements were not complete at press time, but we expect some disruption. Please see page 31 for more details. Work near Marshall Middle School will not start until school ends. For more information, please see the SDG&E webpage at www.sdge.com/key-initiatives/SX-PQ-Updates.

Pure Water Program

The Water Department’s Pure Water Program will provide one-third of the city’s water supply locally by 2035. The project involves construction of a new purification facility on Eastgate Mall near the existing treatment plant. A 48-inch pipeline will be installed under Miramar Road to connect with the water treatment facility at Miramar Reservoir. Work will be performed mostly at night but will result in disruption along Miramar Road. 

The current proposal is to run the pipeline through the technology park area on Meanley Drive, and then under Lot 3 and Evans Pond into Miramar Lake. There were several objections to that proposal and suggestions for alternative routes that would not affect the technology park and that might also help build additional library parking. 

The Glen at Scripps Ranch

Grading began in January and is mostly complete. No issues arose during grading. Some storm drains have been installed, as have three of the nine walls. Building permits are expected in June, with initial installation of water and electrical in July. 

Roads should be installed by the end of the year, and construction is planned for January 2018. As soon as water comes on site, planting will start along Pomerado Road. They intend to plant 3,200 trees. The first phase opens in the fall of 2019. 

Capital Improvement Program

The city is soliciting planning group input on needed capital improvement projects. These are projects that result in durable infrastructure and do not include operations or repairs. In 2013 we submitted several projects, such as a new fire station annex, a pedestrian bridge near the high school, and several park upgrades. 

We also are considering medians along specific sections of Stonebridge Parkway and a second access to Stonebridge Park to move the entrance west. We will collect input in June and make recommendations to the city in July. If you have ideas for projects, please let us know in early June.

Stonebridge Stop Signs

All-way stop signs at Stonebridge Parkway and Big Canyon Lane and Sycamore Trail Road met the city’s criteria under Council Policy 200-08. Installation is expected as early as this month. 

SRPG Meetings

The SRPG meets on the first Thursday of each month at 7 pm at the Scripps Ranch Library. We usually do not meet in July due to the 4th holiday, however, we may meet on Thursday, July 6, if there are pressing issues. Please see www.scrippsranch.org/SRPG for updates. The next meeting is on Thursday, Aug. 3. If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at [email protected]

Wally Wulfeck, SRPG Chair

Miramar Ranch North Planning Committee (MRNPC)

Informative June Meeting

The next Miramar Ranch North Planning Committee (MRNPC) meeting is on Tuesday, June 6, at 7 pm at the SRCA Community Center at 11885 Cypress Canyon Road. We will discuss a wish-list of capital improvement program projects that will be submitted to the city for funding consideration. 

One of the many on the list are roadway improvements of major arteries, such as Scripps Poway Parkway, which desperately needs a new overlay. Aside from funding, the logistics of traffic mitigation for the proposed overlay will require planning and patience. If you have an item to add to the list, join us on June 6. 

In addition, several updates will be provided at our meeting from local, state, and federal representatives and for the following proposed and ongoing projects: 

  • San Diego Unified School District’s Scripps Mesa Joint Occupancy, which proposes a four-story apartment complex at the corner of Scripps Poway Parkway and Spring Canyon Road;
  • The Watermark, southeast corner of I-15 and Scripps Poway Parkway; 
  • Residential development at the Renzulli property that overlooks Cypress Canyon Park; and, 
  • SDG&E’s Sycamore-Peñasquitos 239kV transmission line and its related construction. 

Meetings are always open to the public. Your valuable input is encouraged. Join us, become a member, and share your vested interest in our community. The MRNPC is our voice at City Hall regarding land use and community development. Please contact me at [email protected] with questions or concerns. Also, visit www.scrippsranch.org/mrnpc. 

Michelle Abella-Shon, MRNPC Chair