Scripps Ranch Planning Group (SRPG)

New SRPG Member

David Woodruff has been appointed to fill a vacant term through March of 2018. Thank you, David, for volunteering to serve your community.

SRPG March Election

In March we will elect 10 of our 20 members. To be eligible to vote or be a member of the SRPG, you must be a Scripps Ranch resident or business representative and have attended at least two planning group meetings during the preceding 12 months.

SDG&E Electrical Transmission Line Construction

Todd Voorhees, SDG&E’s regional public affairs manager, gave an update at our January meeting. Their contractor selection was ongoing at press time, so a firm schedule was not available. SDG&E is working with the city on traffic control permits and consulting with the Scripps Ranch Civic Association (SRCA).

Construction begins this month and will last about 18 months. Night work is planned west of Interstate 15 to avoid affecting businesses in Mira Mesa, and day work is planned east of I-15. Work will be scheduled to avoid impact on Marshall Middle School. If an emergency occurs, they will cover trenches and open the road for emergency traffic.

SDG&E will create a construction website for detailed information and update it twice daily. Please see www.scrippsranch.org and the SRCA Facebook page—search “Scripps Ranch Civic Association”—for details as construction proceeds. In the March SRCA Newsletter we’ll report on the start of construction, a preconstruction meeting, and the SDG&E update at our March SRPG meeting.

If you have questions or concerns, you can reach Todd at 619-756-3578 or [email protected]

Construction Projects in SR

The Glen at Scripps Ranch: The grading permit was issued and work began in January for the senior living community off Pomerado Road. Site preparation will continue through most of this year, with building starting in 2018.

Chabad Campus of Life: Grading is mostly complete. Construction of 84 dormitory apartments will be done this year.

St. Gregory the Great Catholic School has broken ground on its new building on Stonebridge Parkway, scheduled to open this September. This phase of development includes a six-classroom facility that will house a Science Lab, Learning Center, kindergarten, and preschool.

Next Meeting

Please attend our meeting on Thursday, Mar. 2, at 7 pm at the Scripps Ranch Library. Reach me at [email protected]

Wally Wulfeck, SRPG Chair

Miramar Ranch North Planning Committee (MRNPC)

Watermark Project

In January the city’s Development Services Department approved an application for an “extension of time” for five years for the Watermark development to record a vesting tentative map. The map includes public right-of-way and easement vacations for the subdivision of a mixed-use project with office, retail, hotel, and theater on a 34.4-acre site located at 10181 and 10137 Scripps Gateway Driveway in the MRNPC area. This means the developer has more time to comply with the city’s approval of the subdivision, and the vesting tentative map gives the developer the right to build what they are proposing.

Apartment Proposal

A California Environmental Quality Act public scoping meeting was held on Jan. 18 for the proposed multi-residential project on the school district-owned property at 10380 Spring Canyon Road—the current Innovations Academy site. There is more information on this project on page 13 from Voice of Scripps Ranch, a group opposing this project.

MRNPC Meetings

The next regular meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 7 pm in the SRCA Community Center at 11885 Cypress Canyon Road. The MRNPC subcommittee for the Maintenance Assessment District (MAD) will meet quarterly starting on Feb. 7 at 6 pm.

Meetings are open to the public. Your participation and valuable input is always encouraged. Join us and become a member and share your vested interest in our community. The MRNPC is a San Diego City Council-recognized committee and is the voice at City Hall in regard to land use and community planning. Please contact me at [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns. For more information, visit www.scrippsranch.org/mrnpc. Best Regards,

Michelle Abella-Shon, MRNPC Chair