Miramar Ranch North Planning Committee (MRNPC)

The Miramar Ranch North Planning Committee (MRNPC) held its regular meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 4.

Watermark Project Update

The Watermark Project is a retail and commercial complex located at the southeast corner of Interstate 15 and Scripps Poway Parkway. Groundbreaking is scheduled for the first quarter of 2019. The building permits with the city of San Diego are pending, and a proposed new street that cuts through the complex will be named Watermark Way.

The Mediterranean-style shopping center, office building, and hotel complex is being developed by Sudberry Properties. Tenant announcements will be provided to the community at the November MRNPC meeting. Also at that meeting the MRNPC will review the project site and traffic mitigation plans. Whole Foods Market is still onboard and is coming to Scripps Ranch.

Accessible Transit

The MRNPC approved a petition letter to ask the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) and the Social Services Transportation Advisory Council to provide accessible transportation options for Scripps Ranch. This is in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Transportation Development Act.

The MRNPC petition letter, along with letters from the Scripps Ranch Planning Group, Scripps Ranch Civic Association (SRCA), Councilmember Mark Kersey, and Congressman Scott Peters, make the collective request for accessible transportation options for our community. Thank you to Beata Piehl, MRNPC secretary, for her leadership on this effort.

MAD Projects

Maintenance Assessment District (MAD) subcommittee members meet one hour prior to our regular meeting to discuss issues and improvements with our common landscaped areas. The latest discussions include: various needs in several pocket parks; repairing the lighting on the Scripps Ranch Villages monuments; replacing trash bins at Canyon View Nature Park; adding a recycling bin; and clearing debris in several open space areas. The proposed budget for the next fiscal year will be discussed at the next MAD meeting.

School District Apartment Project

The school board approved the use of $18 million dollars in Prop Z bond money to purchase a new property at 5454 Ruffin Road to relocate the Innovations Academy Charter School. That means the district can move forward with the apartment project lease. The new Ruffin Road property is zoned light industrial and office use, limited commercial use, no residential use, and adult entertainment use.

Road Improvements

Quinton Grounds, Councilmember Mark Kersey’s Scripps Ranch representative, notified us that the roadwork scheduled for Scripps Ranch Boulevard between Erma Road and Affinity Court and Scripps Poway Parkway has been moved to begin in mid-fall of this year.

Farewell to Member

Thank you to Lou Segreti, who resigned from the MRNPC this month. Lou served as a resident member for more than six years. We greatly appreciate his commitment to our community.

MRNPC Meetings

We have board member openings. If you are interested in joining, please come to our next meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 7 pm at the SRCA Community Center, 11885 Cypress Canyon Road. The time commitment is minimal.

We meet about eight times a year on the first Tuesday of the month. Our meetings are open to the public. For questions, please email chair Michelle Abella-Shon at [email protected] and visit www.scrippsranch.org/mrnpc.

Lorayne Burley, MRNPC Vice Chair