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Rancho Peñasquitos Planning Board (RPPB) Ad-Hoc Committee on the Doubletree will meet on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 7:00pm. The meeting will take place at the Doubletree Resort in the Ballroom, 14455 Peñasquitos Drive San Diego, CA 92129. Agenda  Doubletree Facilities Map

 

ACTION ALERT ! ! !

The Doubletree Resort will close the golf course in 6-12 months.

Your action is needed now to let City officials know that you are concerned. More info
posted 8/7/14

 

6/26/2014 - Doubletree Update Presentation at RPPB on 6/25/2014

Last night Ms. Maureen Cohen from the Laurus Corporation (owners of the Doubletree) made a presentation to the Rancho Penasquitos Planning Board at 6pm at the Land Use Committee and at 7:30pm to the full Board meeting. Ms. Cohen started out by telling us that they are going to remodel/update the hotel and showed us sketches and color boards for the various areas of the hotel including Mulligan’s, the restaurant, front lobby, guest rooms etc. The remodel will include landscaping and both pools will be refinished and will have new furniture. Left out of the remodel is the Fitness Center and the tennis courts. She said that they are still looking at those areas. She stated that all supplies/finishes/furniture have been ordered and the remodel will start in September 2014 and take 4 – 5 months. She then informed us that the golf course will be shut down in 9 – 12 months. They told us that it is losing $500,000 a year and it would take nearly $5 million to “fix” what is wrong with it. They also stated that this golf course is only 112 acres and most new golf courses today are around 140 acres and that even if they “fixed” the golf course the market for golfing is declining in the U.S. and they don’t believe that they can make a profit on the golf course and pro shop. read more...

 

6/20/2014 - Doubletree Resort to make presentations at RPPB Meetings on 6/25/14

The Doubletree's owner, The Laurus Corporation, will be making a presentation at the Rancho Peñasquitos Planning Board meetings, both the Land Use Committee at 6:00pm and Regular Meeting at 7:30pm on June 25, 2014. The meetings will be held at the Doubletree in the El Dorado Room (14455 Peñasquitos Drive, San Diego 92129). <Meeting was moved to Sandpiper Room.>

It is our understanding that they will give an update (Information Only) on their plans for the Hotel and Golf Course. We do not have any specifics on their presentation, but we hope that many of our neighbors will be able to attend either or both of the meetings. Their presentation should be very similar at both meetings. Agenda

 

5/30/2013 - Check out PQ-NE Action Group's latest Newsletter here

 

5/3/2013 - News Update on Doubletree, NBC Channel 7 News Report

On Friday, May 3rd, the Action Group received a call from Artie Ojeda, Channel 7 News, about the Doubletree and asking for our comments. The CEO of the Laurus Corp. told him that their ideal plan is to repurpose the golf course with 400 residential units, parks & trails. Pam Logemann agreed to an on camera interview. Here is a link to the video report from Channel 7 if you missed it. On-Air video - Doubletree

PQ-NE Action Group board wants to represent all our neighbors regarding this new land development plan in OUR neighborhood. Please like the
PQ- NE Action Group's Facebook Page to share your feelings.

 

4/4/2013 - Brief update regarding the Rancho Penasquitos Planning Board Land Use Committee Meeting last night where Doubletree's Owners spoke.

The CEO of the Laurus Corporation came to introduce himself and his manger and to talk about "re-purposing the resort" especially the golf course which is losing $500,000 a year. He reported that they are finalizing financing of the resort $10M renovations for the lobby, rooms, landscape and sports facility. It was asked if they would update the tennis courts and he said no. They will not invest in the golf course either as that is losing money. They didn't present a plan on what they are planning and said they just wanted to introduce the fact that they are looking at several options for the property. This was met with caution notices from Board Members Joost Bende and Jeanine Politte as they advised them to review all the information they could get from the 2007 plans that the previous owner tried to do with the golf course (build 200 homes) and the community's response. The Planning Board members all asked them very good questions and then the floor was open for the community. Approximately 5 people asked questions of the CEO at that time.

The Community Plan calls for the golf course to be community open space so if they wanted to do something else with the property they would have to ask our Planning Board to approve an amendment to develop that property. Then they would go downtown to the Planning Commission to start the process. It is a long process but we must stay vigilant and make sure we are attending all Planning Board meetings where they will present information. It is up to us to voice our opinions, concern, etc. to their plans before they go down to the city.

* Reported by Pam Logemann on our Facebook page

 

5/14/13: Brief explanation of how this project should move through review process - The owner/developer would need to initiate a Community Plan amendment to change the use or designation of their property. They would need to apply for a Site Development permit and present plans to be reviewed by City Staff who will determine what environmental reports/studies will be required. This process can have multiple cycles of review. During this time, RPPB will have opportunities to review the plans, DSD cycle reports, and the applicant will make presentations to the local community via RPPB meetings. This is a long process and it will provide many opportunities for community input at the local planning board level. RPPB will provide a recommendation on the project as an advisory body to City Council. The project and plan amendment would also need approval by the Planning Commission and City Council, giving us additional opportunity to have our voices heard if it moves forward.

 

3/15/2013 - Brush Management Inspections for homes north of SR-56 in Rancho Peñasquitos will begin in May 2013. Please read the linked flyer if your home is adjacent to open space or canyon. NOTE: They began inspections the beginning of April 2013.

3/15/2013 - Sabre Springs / Rancho Peñasquitos Transit Station closes for construction of new 4 level parking structure. Rancho Bernardo & Del Lago Transit Stations reopen. More info

2/15/2013 - ASIAN CITRUS PSYLLID TREATMENT PLANS for portion of Peñasquitos Glens - A portion of PQ Glens will be treated in the next few weeks. An information meeting is scheduled at the Carmel Mtn. Ranch Library on 2/20/13. Click here to read the documents that were mailed to the notification area.

8/1/2012 - Sewer line replacement and dismantling of Sewer Pump Station 62. 

You may be noticing City Engineering Division staff and utility companies in the area marking the locations of their installations (color coded spray paint markings) on Almazon St, Peñasquitos Dr adjacent to Rolling Hills Elementary down to Del Diablo Way and also on Paymogo St.

New sewer lines will be installed and the sewer pump station on Paymogo St (SPS #62) will be dismantled. Pump station #84 in RB (Cam Crisalida) will be upgraded to handle it all.

UPDATE 2/15/2013 - Repaving of Peñasquitos Drive, Almazon St. and Paymogo St where trenching occurred is tentatively scheduled for the week of March 24th during Spring Break.

UPDATE 9/20/2012 - The sewer line replacement is almost complete.  TC Construction crews will be removing the staging areas as they move over into RB to begin that stage of the project; next week or so.

There is still an issue with the street light adjacent to the ball field at Rolling Hills Park and power needs to be restored. The day before the mass power outage caused by TCC crews trenching, they dug up the power line to the pole. SDG&E will be trenching across Almazon St. to run a new power line to the pole, hopefully in the next week or so.

Once the street lamp repairs are complete, the sewer line trench will be paved per the approved project & City standards (SDG-107 type “A”) http://www.sandiego.gov/engineering-cip/pdf/stddraw06/sdg107.pdf

Note: TCC crews move to the RB portion of the project. SPS 62 will be taken offline when SPS 84 is completed. Then TC Construction will be back to demolish SPS 62 and re-vegetate the easement. This is tentatively slated for summer 2013.  Additionally, the upgraded SPS 84 must be pumping by June 30, 2013 per USEPA consent decree.

UPDATE 8/2/2012 - Construction has begun. Please review the info on the yellow door hanger to the right (click to view). The dates on the flyer are incorrect. If you have questions, please contact City Engineering & Capital Projects Department at 619-533-4207 or by email to: engineering at sandiego dot gov.


The PQ-NE Action Group is committed to promoting and preserving a safe and livable environment for the residents of Rancho Peñasquitos through efforts that educate residents on safety issues that impact the community.

Redevelopment ~

Rancho Peñasquitos 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 update, click here. 

Stay Informed ~ 
  • Attend the Rancho Peñasquitos 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 Doubletree Golf Resort at 14455 Peñasquitos Drive, San Diego, 92129, (Room TBA).

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

  • 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

Sept. 16, 2014

7:00pm

RPPB's Doubletree Ad-Hoc Committee Meeting

at Doubletree Resort in the Ballroom

Agenda

Sept. 22, 2014

7:00pm

PQ-NE Action Group Board Mtg.

at Mulligan's, Doubletree Resort

Oct. 1, 2014

Land Use Committee 6:30pm

Telecomm Committee Meeting 6:30pm

Regular Board Mtg. 7:30pm

Rancho Peñasquitos Planning Board (RPPB) Meetings

at Doubletree Resort (Room TBD)

 

Agenda will be posted when available

   

* date changed due to holiday or conflict.

 

 

 

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