Scripps Ranch Planning Group (SRPG)

Capital Improvement Program

At our July meeting the Scripps Ranch Planning Group (SRPG) voted to include the following in our request to the city:

  • New Fire Station 37 annex (substation) at Pomerado Road and Avenida Magnifica
  • Expanded parking at the Scripps Ranch Library and Miramar Lake
  • Use of reclaimed water for irrigation east along Pomerado Road
  • A pedestrian bridge and street reconstruction on Scripps Ranch Court
  • Neighborhood park improvements and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance at Jerabek, Cypress Canyon, and other parks
  • Medians along specific sections of Stonebridge Parkway and a second access to Stonebridge Park to move the entrance west

Carroll Canyon Proposal

A 260-unit apartment complex with restaurants and small businesses has been proposed for the northeast corner of Carroll Canyon Road and Interstate 15. The SRPG voted 10-9—with one member absent—to recommend approval of the project to the Planning Commission and City Council, subject to agreements concerning improving the I-15 access and exit.

However, our bylaws and City Council policy require a majority vote of full membership—11 of 20—for amendments to our Community Plan, so the vote failed. At this point, we have no recommendation for or against the project.

Accessory Dwelling Units

Last year the state legislature approved, and the governor signed, Senate Bill 1069. It requires cities to allow accessory dwelling units—such as “granny flats”—in single-family or multifamily residential zones to increase rental housing supply. The effect of the bill is to allow garage conversions and/or external apartments up to 1,200 square feet in residential neighborhoods like Scripps Ranch.

The City Council is considering an even less restrictive regulation, including reduced developer fees. This may result in insufficient funding for needed parks and infrastructure.

Next Meetings

The SRPG meets on the first Thursday of each month at 7 pm at the Scripps Ranch Library. Our next meetings are on Aug. 3 and Sept. 7. Please see www.scrippsranch.org/srpg for notices and agendas. For questions, email me at [email protected]

Wally Wulfeck, SRPG Chair

Miramar Ranch North Planning Committee (MRNPC)

The next Miramar Ranch North Planning Committee (MRNPC) meeting is following Labor Day on Tuesday, Sept. 5, at 7 pm at the SRCA Community Center, 11885 Cypress Canyon Road. The MRNPC submitted a wish list of Capital Improvement Program (CIP) projects to the city’s Public Works Department with the top three priority projects for a five-year outlook funding consideration.

As a reminder, they are:

  1. Resurfacing Scripps Poway Parkway from Interstate 15 to the Poway city boundary
  2. Butterfly Park lighting and gazebo upgrade at the SRCA Community Center
  3. Raised median with landscape and decorative hardscape on Spring Canyon Road

Project Updates

The community provided comments to the San Diego Unified School District to potentially further assess in the draft environmental impact report (EIR), which has not been released to the public. This is regarding the Monarch Group apartment proposal at the Innovations site. When the draft EIR is released, the community will have 45 days to provide comments as to the sufficiency of the report.

We also hope to hear updates, if there are any, on the Watermark project at Scripps Poway Parkway near I-15. It is undergoing a substantial conformance review with the city’s Development Services Department.

The SDG&E’s Sycamore-Peñasquitos 239kV transmission line is in full construction schedule. We ask for everyone’s patience for the delays along alternative routes associated with this project, such as Spring Canyon Road and Scripps Poway Parkway.

MRNPC Meetings

MRNPC meetings are open to the public. Your input is encouraged. Join us and share your vested interest in our community. For more information, visit www.scrippsranch.org/mrnpc or email me at [email protected]

Michelle Abella-Shon, MRNPC Chair