Scripps Ranch Planning Group (SRPG)

March Election and Vacancy

Each March the SRPG elects 10 members to two-year terms. Also, we have a vacancy on our planning group to fill a term that expires in March 2018. If you are interested in serving on the SRPG, please contact me at [email protected]

SDG&E Electrical Transmission Line: Expect Traffic Delays

The California Public Utilities Commission approved the route for the Sycamore-Peñasquitos electrical line under Stonebridge Parkway, Pomerado Road through Scripps Ranch, across Interstate 15 at the Miramar Road overpass, and under several streets across Mira Mesa. Construction begins this month. We expect substantial disruption to traffic for the next year in both Scripps Ranch and much of Mira Mesa.

SDG&E will hold a pre-construction workshop. Details were not available at press time but will be announced on the Scripps Ranch Civic Association (SRCA) Facebook page and website at www.scrippsranch.org after SDG&E hires a prime contractor for the project.

Construction activities will take place in phases along the route. There will be multiple construction locations and activities taking place concurrently, with work hours for each area determined in coordination with the city. Night work in some locations will be required. Construction often occurs intermittently and is typically not completed concurrently.

Traffic control measures will be followed in accordance with the city of San Diego. Construction activities will include: site prep work, trenching, vault installation, cable pulling, cable splicing, and paving and restoration.

SDG&E representatives will update us at our Thursday, Jan. 5, meeting. The SDG&E point of contact is Todd Voorhees, regional public affairs manager, at 619-756-3578 or [email protected] Please use 1-844-765-6388 as the project information phone number.

Scripps Ranch Technology Park

The SRPG unanimously recommended approval of Murphy Development’s proposed two-story research and development and four-level parking buildings on Lots 7 and 8 at Scripps Ranch Boulevard and Hoyt Park Drive.

MAD Budget

The SRPG also approved the Scripps Ranch Maintenance Assessment District (MAD) budget for 2018 of more than $2.6 million. Each dwelling pays $166 per year along with your property tax. The funds are used for: landscape maintenance; tree trimming; water for ponds and landscape; park, recreation, and playground equipment; and many other services.

Next Meeting

Please attend our next meeting on Thursday, Jan. 5, at 7 pm at the Scripps Ranch Library. Also, let me know if you would like to join the SRPG. Contact me at [email protected]

Wally Wulfeck, SRPG Chair

Miramar Ranch North Planning Committee

MRNPC Notes

In December the MRNPC reviewed and approved the proposed budget for the 2018 Maintenance Assessment District (MAD). These funds are paid with your property taxes and are used for landscaping, tree trimming, recreation and playground equipment in our neighborhood tot lots and small parks, and many other services. There is no anticipated increase in residential assessment.

A shout-out goes to our longtime MRNPC resident board member Michelle DeFelippi for her 10 years of dedication to our community. Also, welcome to our newest resident MRNPC member, Jeremy Brewer. Thank you both!

Project Updates

In October the City Council approved an amendment to the Miramar Ranch North Community Plan. It will redesignate a .95-acre area in the Watermark property from Regional/Commercial to Industrial/Business Park, as well as a .95-acre area within the Scripps Gateway/MedImpact property from Industrial/Business Park to Regional/Commercial. This swap of land was done to effectuate more land use continuity along the industrial—MedImpact—portion of the site.

Lastly, the city’s Development Services Department issued a Notice of Future Decision for the proposed Watermark project’s vesting tentative map extension of time. The Watermark is a subdivision of a mixed-use project with office, retail, hotel, and a theater on 34.4 acres at the corner of Scripps Poway Parkway and Interstate 15.

Street Repairs: Here are updates on street repaving or repair and ongoing fiber optics laydown on our major roads:

  • Scripps Ranch Boulevard between Mira Mesa Boulevard and Affinity Court—city staff tried to place this portion of the road on a pavement contract for this winter but funding fell through. It is on a paving contract that will be completed by mid-summer 2017.
  • Scripps Poway Parkway—repaving from I-15 to Scripps Highland Drive is scheduled for mid-summer. A majority of the remainder of Scripps Poway Parkway likely will be repaved next winter.
  • Fiber optics—since Scripps Poway Parkway is more than 20 years old, city policy does not require the utility company to bring the street condition back to its original condition before beginning work.

Next Meeting

On behalf of the MRNPC I wish you and your family a very happy new year! Our next regular meeting is on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 7 pm at the SRCA Community Center at 11885 Cypress Canyon Road.

The MRNPC MAD subcommittee will meet quarterly starting on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 6 pm. Meetings are open to the public and your participation is encouraged. Become a member! Visit www.scrippsranch.org/mrnpc for more about the MRNPC or email [email protected]

Michelle Abella-Shon, MRNPC Chair