San Elijo Hills Fall Festival showed off the new tenants and current San Elijo Hills Town Center business. Ambient Communities showed designs and floor plans. Did you attend?
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The long-awaited and highly anticipated San Elijo Hills Town Center is finally under construction! Ambient Communities broke ground on the Town Center in early August and began rough grading and underground utility work. To celebrate, Ambient Communities, along with Market Place tenants and newly-signed Town Center tenants, are sponsoring a “San Elijo Hills Family Fall Festival” on Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 10:00 am to 2:00 p.m. The event will be held at Town Square Park, located at the corner of San Elijo and Elfin Forest Roads. Local food, merchandise, music and family-friendly activities will be showcased. “We have received such a warm welcome from the community that we wanted to make the groundbreaking a community event,” said Duncan Budinger, Director of Retail Development at Ambient. “We are excited to bring this project to life and be a part of this special place. San Elijo Hills Family Fall Festival is the first of many exciting things to come.”
During the event, representatives from Ambient Communities will be on-site to provide project information and answer questions. Project information is also available by visiting
www.ambientcommunities.com/communities/mixed-use/san-elijo-hills-town-center/ The entire community is encouraged to attend and enjoy activities for the whole family! The event is free to the community.
In September, the foundations and slabs for Buildings A and B in Phase One will be completed. Vertical construction will begin shortly after and the buildings will start to take shape. Phase One Construction will continue throughout 2017, with an expected opening date of Summer 2018. Phase Two will follow close behind and is expected to open in Fall 2018.
There has been significant leasing interest as well, with multiple tenants already secured. For leasing information, please contact John Jennings at Jjennings@ngkf.com or Aaron Hill at email@example.com; both of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank. They are also available by phone at (858) 875-5923. For all other inquiries, please contact Darcy Burke of Watermark Associates at 951-294-3190 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
How San Marcos Unified Deals With a Rare and Welcome Problem: Booming Enrollment – Voice of San Diego
How San Marcos Unified Deals With a Rare and Welcome Problem: Booming EnrollmentMost school districts in San Diego County – and throughout the state – struggle with declining enrollment. But the city of San Marcos’ population has more than doubled since 1990, and that’s meant lots of new students for San Marcos Unified, which has to constantly find space for its growing student body.
A single lane closure along Baker St from San Elijo Rd – North to San Elijo Rd – South has been scheduled starting Tuesday, Sept 19 to accommodate construction improvements related to a new San Elijo Town Center project. Work will take place Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm. There will be occasional full road closure as required to efficiently complete the work. Public notification will be posted about a week in advance prior to scheduled full road closure. The road will be opened up to at least one way traffic as soon as possible during the work day.
Although intermittent two-way traffic will be maintained along Baker St, traffic delays are anticipated and motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes during the work period. Standard traffic control measures with advanced warning signs and detours will be in place. Delays in the schedule may occur due to inclement weather conditions.
For more information, please contact the San Marcos Public Works Inspection Division at (760) 744-1050, ext 3259
Movie in the Park – Part III –Upper Softball Field
The San Elijo Hills Community Association is hosting a FREE showing of Disney’s Moana (rated PG) as the final movie of the summer series!
An adventurous teenager sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demigod Maui, who guides her in her quest to become a master way-finder. Together they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds. Along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she always sought: her own identity.
Moana will be shown on Friday August 25th at the upper softball field of San Elijo Hills Park. Pre-show activities (including bounce houses, a sticky wall and more!) will begin at 6:00PM and the movie will start after sunset (around 8:15).
The San Elijo Hills Foundation has provided some delicious food trucks with a variety of food and refreshments for purchase including Razzy Rucas Taco Catering, Red Oven Pizza, Kona Ice, and The Rush Coffee!
Save the date: The San Elijo Women’s Club Hoedown in the Hills
The San Elijo Hills Women’s Club’s fall fundraiser, Hoedown in the Hills, is coming up!
Hoedown in the Hills benefits Straight from the Heart, a local support and outreach organization serving 5,000 North County foster children and their families. The fundraiser will be held on September 16, 2017 at the Williams Barn, located in San Marcos’ Walnut Grove Park beginning at 6:00 p.m.
For just $45 per person, attendees will enjoy mouth-watering chicken, pork and tri-tip BBQ, sides and dessert, beer and wine, lively music, line dancing, and silent and live auctions offering guests the opportunity to bid on amazing items, gift baskets and personal services. Tickets will be available online beginning July 1 at sehwc.weebly.com.
Save the date: Community Yard Sale
The San Elijo Hills Community Association is hosting a community-wide yard sale. All residents are welcome to participate in this FREE event! The yard sale will be held on Saturday, 9/23/17 from 7AM-11AM. Directional signage will be placed out the morning of the sale to the individual neighborhoods. Please note, there will be NO MAPS distributed indicating which individuals homes are participating. Please feel free to add additional signage in the community after 8PM the night before (Friday 9/22/17) so long as it is removed promptly after the event.
For more information, please contact Liz McCardle at email@example.com.
Save the date: Back to School Block Party & Laser Show in the Town Square
Let’s dance the night away! Welcome new neighbors and catch up with your favorite friends! Join us September 8, 2017 in the town square park.
Getting the party started will be a live DJ, dancers, dance floor, music, lights and laser show! We will have interactive games (for all ages!), contests, prizes, and more surprises! Only one way to find out…come join us!
Food and beverages are also just steps away! Enjoy one of the local eateries or grab a bite from one of the delicious food trucks.
The party begins on 9/8/17 at 6:00 p.m. and goes until approximately 9:30 p.m. For more information, feel free to contact Liz McCardle at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (760) 798-9015.
Trails Cleanup Day
The California Coastal Cleanup Day (CCD) has been set for 2017! The San Elijo Hills trails system is a designated California Coastal Cleanup Day (CCD) area, and we need volunteers!
The trail system within San Elijo Hills is such a beloved feature of our community! Please join us on Saturday, September 16th from 9:00AM-12:00PM to help clean up the trails!
Volunteers will meet in the Town Square (by the fountain) of San Elijo Hills at 9:00AM. Walk-ups are welcome but pre-registration helps us with site logistics, so if you know for sure you want to help, please register online at www.cleanupday.org.
All volunteers should wear comfortable closed toed shoes and sun protection. You can help reduce waste by bringing your own reusable water bottle, and gardening or work gloves. Note: every participant in CCD needs to sign a waiver; anyone under the age of 18 needs a parent or guardian signature to participate! Students are eligible for community service hours, and prizes will be given out for the most trash collected! Together we can all make a difference!
San Elijo Hills Association Board of Directors Meeting
The next General Session Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 6:00 pm at the San Elijo Hills onsite office (1277 San Elijo Rd. S, San Marcos, CA 92078).
Board of Directors:
Your Board of Directors is hard at work with many on-going projects.
If you have recently driven through our entrance, you may have noticed that a significant amount of plants have been added around the entry water feature creating a more colorful and diverse palette. In conjunction with this upgrade, the Board has also been focusing on the monument area and signage. The Board is actively pursuing proposals to modify the signage and incorporate additional water elements into the design.
Along with the upgrades, the Board of Directors have been diligently working to fix the entry water feature which has been non-operational due to pump failure. The pump replacement has been approved and is in process. We are excited to see what is in store for this area as the Board finalizes their plans!
After perhaps 15 years of waiting — and trying not to lose faith — San Elijo Hills residents will finally see restaurants and shops go up on vacant land in the commercial heart of the upscale community. Grading is set to begin next week on a weedy, fenced-in patch of dirt in the middle of the sprawling master-planned development in southern San Marcos. Construction should start around October, and the first businesses could open by next spring on the 5 acres of vacant land in what is essentially downtown San Elijo.“I know there has been skepticism. I hope to cure that in a few weeks as we start creating dust and showing people what a great project this is,” said Duncan Budinger, director of retail development for Ambient Communities, which is building the project. “We fully believe we are going to meet or exceed the expectations of the community.”
Carnival for Cancer- Saturday, June 10th at Questhaven Park from 9:30-1:30. Games, jump house, face painting, food, and a raffle. Raffle prizes include gift cards from Bloom, Epoch, 101 Diner, Grace & a Heart jewelry, Slate Hair Studio, and much more with our grand prize a GoPro camera with memory card. Tickets are $2 each and you don’t need to be present to win. Presales happening now. You can also donate to our website
Movie in the Park-Part I
The San Elijo Hills Community Association is hosting a FREE showing of Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (rated PG) as part of our summer movie series Friday June 9th at the lower softball field of San Elijo Hills Park!
The year is 1936. An archeology professor named Indiana Jones is venturing in the jungles of South America searching for a golden statue. Unfortunately, he sets off a deadly trap but miraculously escapes. Then, Jones hears from a museum curator named Marcus Brody about a biblical artifact called The Ark of the Covenant, which can hold the key to humanly existence. Jones has to venture to vast places such as Nepal and Egypt to find this artifact. However, he will have to fight his enemy Rene Belloq and a band of Nazis in order to reach it.
For our younger audiences, we will be showing a 30 minute compilation of Looney Tunes prior to the main feature!
Pre-show activities (including bounce houses, a sticky wall and more!) will begin at 6:00PM and the Looney Tunes will start after sunset (around 8:30PM) with the main feature beginning at approximately 9:00 PM.
Remember to bring your low-back beach chairs and blankets for lawn seating.
This year we will provide free popcorn! The San Elijo Hills Foundation will provide a few food trucks and will have a variety of food & refreshments for purchase.
For more information, please e-mail: email@example.com or call (760) 798-9015.
Foam Party in the Town Square
Come join us in the town square park for a foam party! Dr. Bronner’s Foam truck will be coming out on Wednesday June 21, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. for a free foam party! The foam is biodegradable and made simply from organic soap, water and compressed air. Take the family down for music, foam, and fun! Bring your towels, bathing suits and goggles or come as you are!
-Clear and visible address numbers are important when it comes to safety. Please check your address numbers and replace any faded or missing numbers. This is a safety concern, which could potentially delay first responders in an emergency response.
It also impacts the general aesthetics of the community and is part of the required maintenance per the Governing Documents.
-No Parking zones have been designated on many of our streets to ensure adequate access for vehicles, most importantly emergency vehicles. Please be reminded that it is illegal to park in No Parking zones, and we ask that residents, as well as guests, gardeners, contractors, etc. refrain from parking in No Parking zones. Also, please keep sidewalks clear of vehicles and obstacles so that pedestrians can use them. To report illegal parking in your neighborhood, call (619) 531-2000.
A Fresh Coat for a Fresh Start
How closely have you look at your homes paint lately? Many homes in the community are beginning to show their age with faded, discolored, and peeling paint facades and fences. It is important to keep your home looking its best by having those areas power-washed and painted on a regular basis.
Did you know we now have paint color booklets for each neighborhood? With current palettes and some suggested palettes, you can refresh your homes look by visiting the onsite office for ideas. All painting requires the submission of an application and approval by the Architectural Committee. But it’s an easy process and we would love to assist you through it!
Interested in a group discount? With enough committed residents, the HOA can facilitate group discounts with reputable paint companies. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the interest list. Let us know what you are interested in painting (i.e. whole house, trim/shutters/doors only, fence only, etc.).
Save the Date – Summer Concert and Cookout – July 1, 2017!
Come down and celebrate our summer concert and cookout! This all American themed carnival will entertain our residents of all ages with music, carnival games, prize booth with tons of prizes, obstacle course, bounce houses, zip line, rock wall, and much more!
Document your experience with a keepsake, and visit our photo booth! If you are hungry during all that fun, fill up on BBQ chicken, BBQ pulled pork, hot dogs, salad, fruit and other yummy classics!
Featuring The Mighty Untouchables!! Bring your chairs, blankets, sit back and enjoy the concert!
There is no need to go anywhere when you can hang out in your own neighborhood and celebrate the Holiday weekend San Elijo Hills style! This event will take place on Saturday July 1, 2017 at 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the upper softball field of San Elijo Hills Park!
Please remember to bring proof of residency to gain entrance into the event (i.e.: driver’s license with on-site address, utility bill, HOA statement, etc.). Unfortunately, we will not be able to allow you to enter the event without verifying residency. No guests will be permitted.
San Elijo Hills Association Board of Directors Meeting
The next Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 20, 2017 6:00 p.m. at the San Elijo Hills REC Center (1105 Elfin Forest Rd., San Marcos, CA 92078).
Save the Date: Upcoming San Elijo Hills Events
Please visit our website for updates and detailed event information as each event gets closer.
July 28th– Movie in the Park @ the upper softball field
August 25th – Movie in the Park @ the lower softball field
September 8th – Block party in the town square
September 24th – Community Yard Sale
October 15th– Oktoberfest @ the lower softball field
December 1st– Annual Tree Lighting Celebration
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