Scripps Ranch Planning Group (SRPG)

The Scripps Ranch Planning Group (SRPG) held its regular meeting on Thursday, Mar. 1.

City Council Approves Carroll Canyon Development

On Mar. 5, the City Council approved the Carroll Canyon Mixed-Use project. The plan is to build a 260-unit residential mixed-use development with 10,700 square feet of commercial space at the northeast corner of Interstate 15 and Carroll Canyon Road.

Church Permit

The SRPG unanimously recommended that the Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for the Family Life Christian Fellowship at 10695 Treena Street be renewed.

Chabad Dormitories

Campus of Life dean Dr. Ilana Delaney and Craig Saloner discussed progress with educational programs at Chabad—visit liveabigidea.com. Audience questions concerned advertising of the dorm units as luxury apartments—www.ascentluxury.com. See the article on page 5.

Transmission Line Update

Work on the transmission line should be largely complete east of Interstate 15. Caltrans issued an encroachment permit to proceed with the installation of the 230 kV transmission line underneath Interstate 15. This has resulted in work on the last of the vaults just east of I-15 on Pomerado Road.

At this point cable installation is 66% complete and splicing is 44% complete. Repaving was scheduled for March, but the schedule is being revised.

SDG&E Gas Pipeline

The draft environmental impact report for the proposed gas pipeline on Pomerado Road is now expected in August.

Traffic Issues

A request for four-way stop signs at Stonebridge Parkway and Brookside Lane/Hideaway Lane was referred to our traffic subcommittee and the city Transportation Department for analysis.

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 Thursday, Apr. 5 and May 3. Please see www.scrippsranch.org/SRPG for notices and agendas.

We will hold officer elections at our April meeting. If vacancies arise, they are filled by appointment with candidates who attend at least two meetings. Please let me know as soon as possible if you are interested in serving on the SRPG. Email me at [email protected]

Wally Wulfeck, SRPG Chair

Miramar Ranch North Planning Committee (MRNPC)

Apartment Complex Update

A special ad-hoc subcommittee meeting was held in late February to discuss the accuracy and adequacy of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) draft environmental impact report (DEIR) for the proposed Scripps Mesa Joint-Occupancy project. This is the four-story apartment complex at the Innovations Academy site at the corner of Scripps Poway Parkway and Spring Canyon Road.

Public review comments for the DEIR were due by Mar. 6. Good job to all the taxpayers, community members, and students who submitted comments on the project’s environmental impacts.

The MRNPC receives phone calls and emails frequently with concerns about the proposed project. We will continue to bring you the latest information about this important community issue.

Cell Tower

The construction of Verizon’s cell tower infrastructure is in progress at Scripps Ranch Fire Station 37. It is scheduled to be fully complete in spring.

Public Transportation Access

If you or someone you know has special needs—such as the elderly or disabled—and requires access to public transit, please let me know. A board member is raising the issue with agencies for access to bus service for people with disabilities in our community, as no such service exists.

MRNPC Meetings

The MRNPC meets eight times a year on the first Tuesday of each month at 7 pm at the SRCA Community Center on 11885 Cypress Canyon Road. The next meeting is on Tuesday, Apr. 3.

Our meetings are open to the public. If you or someone you know is interested in joining, please attend our next meeting. For more information, please email me at [email protected] and visit www.scrippsranch.org/mrnpc.

Michelle Abella-Shon, MRNPC Chair