Here are the materials for the first Design Meeting for the Pacific Highlands Ranch (PHR) Community Park project. The meeting is on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 6:00 pm at Pacific Trails Middle School, located at 5975 Village Center Loop Road, San Diego, CA 92130. The materials include the Agenda, a draft Charter document, an outreach document and a work plan for the subcommittee. You can find the document links below.
The first meeting of the Pacific Highlands Ranch Community Park Design Subcommittee will be on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 6:30 pm sorry, it's 6:00 pmat Pacific Trails Middle School, located at 5975 Village Center Loop Road, San Diego, CA 92130. The Carmel Valley Recreation Council has formed this subcommittee to guide the planning and design of a new community park in Pacific Highlands Ranch. The public is invited to attend all committee meetings. NOTE: Follow the PHR Rec Center Page for future information.
The committee is tasked with making recommendations on various facets of the proposed park, including facilities, accessibility, design and usage. Members of the public are invited to provide their thoughts on how the park can best serve the surrounding community. The committee will also be conducting its own outreach to nearby residents to ensure those nearest to the future park have an opportunity to help provide input.
The park is part of the Pacific Highlands Ranch master plan, which was adopted by the San Diego City Council in 1998. The park site is located across from the Village at PHR (the Trader Joe's center) and adjacent to Pacific Trails Middle School and Canyon Crest Academy. The committee is working to help bring this valuable addition to the community as soon as possible. It currently aims to provide final design recommendations to the Carmel Valley Recreation Council for approval by March 2016.
The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board will hold it's regular monthly meeting on Thursday, Sept 24, 2015 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm at the Carmel Valley Library, 3919 Townsgate Drive. The Agenda is attached here. The Agenda includes information on water rate increases, a One Paseo update, Coasta Azul access to Old ECR, Ashley Falls storm flow, Unitas at PHR, Corallina in PHR, the Merge in Neighborhood 10, and an appointment to a CV Planning Board seat. Additional information can be found at the CV Planning Board Page on this site, or on the City's website at the Carmel Valley, San Diego Community Page.
September’s free family music program sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library will be held on Tuesday, September 29 at 7:00 p.m. in the Library’s community room. It will feature the Striano Piano Trio playing Felix Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio No.2 and Richard Thompson’s Legend of the Moors. The program will last 45 minutes. For further information, see the CV Library Music Page, call (858) 552-1668 or see the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library website at www.carmelvalleylibrary.org.
The award-winning Actors’ Conservatory Theatre (ACT-San Diego, www.actsandiego.com) announces auditions for Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, for ages 8-18, directed by veteran actor/director Bernard Baldan, on September 8, 2015 from 4:15-7:45 p.m. at the Ocean Air Rec Center, 4770 Fairpoint Way, San Diego, 92130. Callbacks will be held September 10, 2015 beginning at 4:15 p.m. Performances will be held at the Lyceum Theatre, 79 Horton Plaza, San Diego, 92101 from December 11 through December 20, 2015. Read the attached press announcement for details.
The Carmel Valley Recreation Council will meet on Tuesday, Sept 1, 2015 at 7:00 PM at the Carmel Valley Recreation Center (3777 Townsgate Drive.) The CV Rec Council Meeting Agenda is attached here, or see the CV Parks Page for additional information on parks in the community and their operation. See the agenda for complete details.
The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board's MAD Subcommitte will meet on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 onsite at the Torrey Hills Dog Park at 4:30 pm. The meeting will later meet at the Overlook Park site. See the AGENDA and Staff Reports (Attached) for details. Additional information on the planning board and its subcommittees can be found at the CV Planning Board Page on this site.
Learn about native plants in your garden! The California Native Plant Society will hold its Garden Native Symposium on September 19 at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. The seminar will include information on: native plant landscape design basics, how natives can improve the health of your soil, pollinators, and your edible gardens, and how to ditch your lawn and more. Details: Sumner Auditorium, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, San Diego, Saturday, September 19, 2015, 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Cost: $35.
If you like native plants, there is also a native plant sale: The California Native Plant Society will hold their Fall Native Plant Sale on October 17 in Balboa Park. Each year, hundreds of local gardeners come to explore the diverse selection of California native shrubs, trees, flowering plants, seeds, bulbs, books and posters for sale. Friendly, knowledgeable experts will assist with selecting plants appropriate for the gardener’s site conditions. Details: Native Plant Sale, Casa del Prado Courtyard, 1700 Village Place, Balboa Park, San Diego, Saturday, October 17, 2015. Opens at 9:00 AM for members and 10:00 AM for general public, closes at 3:00PM.
The One Paseo August 19th Workshop information is now available online, as a Virtual Workshop (click here.) You can read through the information and submit your comments now through September 2, 2015. So, if you didn't make the meeting, here is your chance.
The station boards (click here) include three different conceptual plans, all of which are very similar at first glance. The Planning Board would like your input on these plans, and would like to hear what you like (or don't like!) about them. Of course, if you have better ideas about how the project should be organized, please let the board know via drawings or written descriptions.
Design Option A includes a more private, enclosed residential area, a shopping center with two parking lots (on Del Mar Heights and on El Camino Real), and office buildings oriented with more space toward El Camino Real. Options B and C use a different residential layout, that is more open to the public and less linear along the street fronts. Options B and C also angle the office buildings "down in the middle", the opposite of Option A. This gives more public space in the middle of the project, but moves the offices closer to the street. Finally, Option B has a larger store in the retail section, along Del Mar Heights. This might be a market or some other large tennant. Options B and C have a single parking structure along Del Mar Heights, which is mostly underground (the top of the structure is even with the retail stores.) Option A has retail parking in multiple surface lots, with some underground parking beneath the retail.
Some of the plans have retail areas that cross into the office section or into the residential section. However, none of the designs include residential in the main retail area, nor do they include retail in the offices.
Remember, submit your comments before September 2, 2015!
The "Love to Dance" studio is starting its 2015-2016 dance season on August 31, 2015. Love to Dance, Inc. has programs for Tiny Tots, students and competitive. The Tiny Tots classes include Tots and Tumble, Magical Mornings, and Ballet/Tap combo. The students programs (DI and DII) include Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Musical Theater, Leaps Extensions and Turns, Tricks and Acro, Combo classes and much more! The DIII program consists of their competitive dance troupes who compete locally throughout the season for awards and prizes. All ages and levels are encouraged to audition for these troupes. Registration is open for the 2015-2016 dance season, call or visit the website for more information or class schedules! www.lovetodanceinc.com Phone: (858)229-0120
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