PQ-NE Action Group & Rancho Penasquitos ~
LOCAL NEWS & UPDATES:
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
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northeastern neighborhoods (The Glens and The Villages) of Rancho Penasquitos.
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
We want to provide a
status update on two projects: (Please
click to see slide presentation with additional detail)
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.
(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.
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.
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.
donating, (tax-deductible), to this neighborhood cause:
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successful without the help from these experts.
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UPDATE!!!!! 2/19/2020 -
The Junipers Project EIR
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 DSDEAS@sandiego.gov 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Rancho Penasquitos Planning Board (RPPB)
Meetings at the Rancho Penasquitos Library located at 13330
Salmon River Rd. San Diego 92129
1st Wednesday of the
7:30pm Regular Board
Committee Mtgs. (check
RPPB's agenda for time/location; they may not meet every month)
Land Use (LUC)
Communications Facilities (WCFC)
Agendas posted at
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