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Redevelopment ~

Rancho Penasquitos is pretty much built out except for a few remaining infill lots. As the community ages, owners are beginning to evaluate redeveloping their properties. The PQ-NE Action Group wants you to be informed, understand the process and know what is going on within your community when it comes to redevelopment. To read the latest updates, click here. 


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Dear Neighbors,

We hope you are all staying safe and healthy during this time of national crisis.

While following Gov. Newsom’s “stay-at-home” orders, your PQ-NE Action Group has been busy planning the actions we need to take on multiple local developments under review by the City of San Diego Planning Department. We are especially concerned about the Penasquitos Drive / Carmel Mountain Road intersection, due to the added density of the planned projects. They might jeopardize safety; and, challenge our aging and limited infrastructure.

We want to provide a status update on two projects: (Please click to see slide presentation with additional detail)

  1. Millenium PQ Project (redevelopment of the Hotel Karlan into 331 high-density apartments). The owner/developer has applied for a ministerial permit review [means: permit granted upon determination that a proposed project complies with established standards set forth in the zoning ordinance and/or other applicable policy documents] with the City for demolition and reconstruction. This would mean the developer can bypass the normal city approval processes (Community Plan, Planning Commission, City Council). So, this project appears on a fast track unless we act quickly to intervene. We are consulting an experienced land use attorney for advice.

  2. Junipers Project (conversion of the Golf Course open space into 536 dwelling units). Click here to view the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) (scroll down to 2-19-20 date) that is out for review. Public comments are due by April 6.

In the linked presentation, we discuss this report, our concerns, and what you can do to formally comment, in further detail.

In addition to hiring a land use attorney, we have also hired a fire safety expert, to help review proposed fire safety analysis, and, proposed plans for compliance to codes, regulations, and, common sense.

We also plan to retain traffic safety experts to review the traffic / safety / infrastructure impacts to our community.

Again, please click here to review the linked presentation. We prepared this, for you, in lieu of a community meeting.

To help support the experts we hired to help protect our safety & concerns.

Please consider donating, (tax-deductible), to this neighborhood cause:

Our efforts cannot be successful without the help from these experts.

The Board Members
PQ-NE Action Group

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UPDATE!!!!! 2/19/2020 - The Junipers Project  EIR


San Diego City DSD published the Public Notice of draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Junipers Project No. 586670 and has posted the draft Environmental Impact Report containing 18 documents on the City website at


IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU REVIEW AND SEND IN YOUR COMMENTS! Have your concerns been addressed in the report? Do you see any errors or omissions on any issue mitigation they are proposing, ie. public safety, emergency evacuations, additional traffic, infrastructure improvements, mitigating existing emergency exits, inclusion of other PQ development projects (Pacific Villages & Millenium PQ,), etc? With the Carmel Mtn. Ranch Country Club redevelopment project starting their Community Plan Amendment process to redevelop that golf course, have those 1200-1600 additional residential units been included in the mitigation measures as they should be since they will impact our use of Carmel Mtn. Rd., local shopping and I-15 access? Does the EIR satisfactorily address alternative proposals that might better fit the the Junipers project site? These are just a few impacts that might concern you. 


Comments must be received by April 6, 2020 to be included in the final document considered by the decision making authorities (Rancho Peñasquitos Planning Board, Planning Commission & San Diego City Council). Your written comments should be sent to the following address: Sara Osborn, City of San Diego Development Services Center, 1222 First Avenue, MS 501, San Diego, CA 92101 or e-mail your comments
to  with the Junipers / Project No.586670 in the subject line.


Note - We still have some SAFETY BEFORE DEVELOPMENT red t-shirt’s available if you’re interested in wearing one to upcoming Planning Board meetings to visually show your opposition to the Junipers Project - just email us with your name, address, contact info and size request. 


View our Area Projects page for more recent information on local development projects.



Stay Informed ~ 

  • Attend the Rancho Penasquitos Planning Board (RPPB) meetings and voice your concerns during the public comments section. The meetings are held on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 7:30 pm at the Rancho Penasquitos Public Library located at 13330 Salmon River Rd., San Diego, 92129.

  • Contact City Council District 5 Representative, Mark Kersey (858) 673-5304
    or by e-mail at 

  • Get involved with the PQ-NE Action Group and volunteer to help us promote our mission.

  • Click here for email, mail & phone numbers for city staff.



The PQ Community Plan is a contract with this community and its residents. Tell our elected officials - "DON’T BREAK IT!"



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Event Detail

Rancho Penasquitos Planning Board (RPPB) Meetings at the Rancho Penasquitos Library located at 13330 Salmon River Rd. San Diego 92129

1st Wednesday of the month

7:30pm Regular Board Mtg.

Committee Mtgs. (check RPPB's agenda for time/location; they may not meet every month)

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