Scripps Ranch Planning Group (SRPG)

The Scripps Ranch Planning Group (SRPG) cancelled its regular meeting on July 5. Please see www.scrippsranch.org/SRPG for notices and agendas.

Sycamore-Peñasquitos Electrical Transmission Line

Repaving efforts are underway on Pomerado Road and continuing along other portions of the project’s right-of-way. A majority of repaving in Mira Mesa has been completed, however, final striping and traffic loop installation along Miramar Road is ongoing. Most of the grind and cap work along Pomerado Road was completed before the July 4th holiday.

More restoration work was scheduled to begin the week of July 9, with work hours from 8 am to 5 pm. It was scheduled to be complete by the end of July, but there may have been more delays. Underground splicing activities within the vaults are being done between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm. Activities continue for the section of I-15.

Please let us know if you have any pavement concerns for Pomerado Road and StoneBridge Parkway. Email me at [email protected] We will work with SDG&E to resolve them.

SDG&E Gas Pipeline

The California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has voted to reject the SDG&E and SoCal Gas natural gas pipeline that was proposed to run from Riverside County south to Miramar. The proposed 36-inch high-pressure line would have run under Pomerado Road through Scripps Ranch, near Marshall Middle School and to MCAS Miramar.

The proposed pipeline would have replaced the existing 16-inch gas pipeline along the I-15 corridor. The PUC also ordered a high-pressure test on the existing line to comply with safety regulations passed after a 2010 pipeline explosion in San Bruno killed eight people.

Carroll Canyon Development

The proposed 240-unit apartment and commercial project at the northeast corner of I-15 and Carroll Canyon Road is moving ahead with building permits. The project is on track to start demolition and then construction in January 2019.

It will be about an 18-month construction cycle to finish all buildings, but first move-ins will be about 13 months after the start. The retail tenants are expected to open about 15 months after start of construction.

Historical Designations

The city requires historical review for properties more than 45 years old whenever a permit is requested. This applies to homes and other buildings, and the review adds time to the permit process.

We are just starting to see a few properties in Scripps Ranch become old enough for review. The city will designate a property as a historical resource if it meets any of the following criteria:

  • Exemplifies or reflects special elements of the city’s, community’s, or neighborhood’s historical, archaeological, cultural, social, economic, political, aesthetic, engineering, landscaping, or architectural development.
  • Is identified with persons or events in local, state, or national history.
  • Embodies distinctive characteristics of style, type, period, or method of construction or is a valuable example of the use of indigenous materials or craftsmanship.
  • Is representative of the notable work of a master builder, designer, architect, engineer, landscape architect, interior designer, artist, or craftsman.
  • Is listed, or has been determined eligible by the National Park Service for listing, on the National Register of Historic Places; or is listed, or eligible per the State Historical Preservation Office for listing, on the California Register of Historical Resources.

SRPG Meetings

The SRPG meets on the first Thursday of each month at 7 pm in the Scripps Ranch Library’s Community Room. The next meetings are on Thursday, Aug. 2 and Sept. 6. All meetings are open to the public. If you have questions or concerns, please email me at [email protected]

Wally Wulfeck, SRPG Chair

Miramar Ranch North Planning Committee (MRNPC)

MRNPC MAD Update

The Maintenance Assessment District (MAD) has been busy. Here is a summary of some of their recent activities. A Verizon cellular tower was installed in Fire Station 37’s landscaping. It has been signed off on by Mike Rasmussen, the grounds maintenance manager. More plants near the structure were installed.

There have been at least five car accidents recently in our MAD area causing property damage. The crashes that resulted in damage to MAD-maintained landscaping will be referred to the city’s Claims Department for restitution.

The shade structure showing rot at Dry Creek Park at 11204 Spring Canyon Road is due to be removed by the city. No date has been determined yet.

Tree trimming continues through the summer. For everyone’s safety, please watch for narrowed lanes while driving.

At Butterfly Park—near the Scripps Ranch Civic Association (SRCA) Community Center—MAD staff will install plants that attract butterflies.

The “rocker” at the Cypress Valley tot lot has been removed due to exposed wood and loose and missing bolts. The rubber mat has been patched for safety. A new rocker toy has been delivered and is awaiting installation.

Staff continues to clear overgrown weeds and plants to clean up the area. As always we thank them for their efforts.

Public Transportation in SR

The results of the Scripps Ranch survey for the community to access transit needs within our community showed keen interest. No such service currently exists within Scripps Ranch. We plan to submit a petition letter to begin the process.

Fixing Our Streets

The road resurfacing throughout our community has started. It is scheduled to be completed by next May. Slurry seals are easiest to do and are, therefore, being completed first. Roads that require resurfacing are much more involved and will take time.

For questions about the process and the schedule based on the city’s contract, please contact Councilmember Mark Kersey’s office at 619-236-6655 or [email protected]

MRNPC Meetings

The MRNPC meets on the first Tuesday of the month, eight times per year. Our next meeting is on Tuesday, Aug. 7, at 7 pm at the SRCA Community Center, 11885 Cypress Canyon Road.

Your participation and valuable input is always encouraged. If you or someone you know is interested in joining, please come to our next meeting. The time commitment is minimal. The MRNPC is an official San Diego City Council-recognized planning committee. It is our voice at City Hall for land use and community improvements and development. Our meetings are open to the public. Please email me at [email protected] for questions. For more information, visit www.scrippsranch.org/mrnpc.

Michelle Abella-Shon, MRNPC Chair