Mira Mesa Community Planning Group
Meetings: The Mira Mesa Community Planning Group meets the third Monday of each month, except in January and February since those Mondays are holidays. For information about upcoming meetings and general information about the Planning Group, contact Planning Group Chair Jeff Stevens at mmcpg.chair [ n o s p a m ] gmail.com. Planning Group meetings are held at the Mira Mesa Branch Library, 8405 New Salem Street, San Diego, CA 92126. The Planning Group usually does not meet in July or December.
Next Meeting: The next MMCPG meeting will be on Monday, April 17, 2017 at 7 pm at the Mira Mesa branch library.
Carroll Canyon Master Plan: Hanson Aggregates is proposing a revision to their master plan for redevelopment of their gravel mining operation. The previous plan approved in 1994 can be found here. A description of the new plan can be found here. The new plan removes the southern industrial element and adds a community park, and also changes some multi-family residential to single-family. The plan was presented at the March 2017 MMCPG meeting and a vote on initiation of the plan amendment is scheduled for the April 2017 meeting.
Draft Minutes: Minutes of the February 2017 meeting.
Agendas: The agenda is published at least 72 hours before each meeting. The publishing of the agenda is by email addressed to the City. The City then forwards it to all emails on a list it maintains. You can find information on getting onto that list here: http://www.sandiego.gov/planning/community/profiles/miramesa/agendas.shtml
COW: Planning Group Members are required to attend a Community Orientation Workshop (COW). An electronic version of the COW is now available. Planning Group members can access the E-COW through the following link: https://www.sandiego.gov/planning/community/resources/cow/ecow.
Planning Group Executive Committee Membership and Responsibilities: The Mira Mesa Community Planning Group has the responsibility to write (with the aid of the City) community plans, recommend changes to community plans, and evaluate projects as they are proposed for consistency with the Mira Mesa Community Plan. The Planning Group has 11 residential, 5 business and 3 property owner members. Planning Group members are elected to four year terms, with half elected every two years. TWo of the property owner members are appointed by the Planning Group. Elections are held in March of odd-numbered years. If you would like to participate in the Planning Group or vote for or run for the Planning Group, come to a meeting and sign up as an "eligible member of the community". To do this, just give your name, address, telephone number and email address to the Planning Group secretary. List of current Planning Group Executive Committee Members.
Regulations: All Planning Groups must comply with City Council Policy 600-24, and a set of community specific bylaws which comply with this policy. The Planning Department in collaboration with a CPC subcommittee, developed a set of administrative guidelines which are intended to clarify the council policy. The bylaws and administrative guidelines were both recently revised to bring them into compliance with the updated 600-24.
Sycamore Penasquitos Transmission Line: SDG&E is proposing to build a 230 Kilovolt transmission line from Sycamore Canyon to Penasquitos. Details are here. The original proposal was to build the line north of Mira Mesa through Rancho Penasquitos and Del Mar Mesa. SDG&E held a number of public hearings along that route and received objections to it. The "environmentally preferred route" now runs through Mira Mesa along Miramar Road and through the Miramar business area. However, they have held no hearings in this area and the businesses on Miramar Road are concerned about the impact the construction may have on them.
Stone Creek: A Planning Group subcommittee is reviewing a proposed new project named "Stone Creek," which is a future redevelopment plan for the 300 acre section of Carroll Canyon owned by Vulcan Materials Company. The site runs from about 1/2 mile west of Camino Ruiz to Black Mountain Road (see Aerial photograph showing location). Details on the current plan are here. The initial proposal was for 9800 multifamily residential units and 730,000 square feet of commercial and industrial space. A revised proposal containing 4445 multifamily residential units has been submitted to the City. See the October 23, 2006 subcommittee report, the May 14, 2007 subcommittee report, the July 9, 2007 subcommittee report, and the September 7, 2007 subcommittee report. On May 21, 2012 the subcommittee made these recommendations which were then approved by a vote of the full Planning Group.
At the February 17th, 2015 meeting subcommittee chair Jeff Stevens gave this presentation summarizing the project and the issues that the Planning Group had identified with it. The developer made a presentation on Stone Creek to the full planning group at the June 15th, 2015 meeting (Summary). There were a series of 5 subcommittee meetings from September-November which focused primarily on the traffic study (Summary and draft recommendations) with additional meetings continuing through May 2016. Further subcommittee meetings will be held as new information becomes available.
The long-awaited traffic study was distributed on CD at the September 21, 2015 meeting. It is a 460 page document and is available for download here. There is also at 2600 page appendix available on the CD. At the January 21st meeting, these traffic recommendations developed by the subcommittee were approved by the full Planning Group.
Subcommittee meetings are open to the public. A copy of the master plan is available in the reference section of the Mira Mesa Library. Here is a copy of the draft community plan amendment.
Casa Mira View: Casa Mira View is a large residential project of approximately 2000 multi-family units currently under construction in the area north of Mira Mesa Blvd (north of Best Buy and the park and ride) between Westview Parkway and I-15. Link to EIR, Traffic Study and Planning Group recommendation.
The Mira Mesa Community Planning Group Hillery DAR Subcommittee reviewed the Direct Access Ramp (DAR) that connects Mira Mesa streets to I-15. The Hillery DAR subcommittee has completed its work and presented its recommendations at the February 2010 meeting. All recommendations except for the traffic circles were approved at the March 2010 meeting.
Regional Transportation Plan 2030 report.
Minutes of past MMCPG meetings, starting January 2008.