More than a quarter-century ago, Scripps Health had what turned out to be a short-lived plan to build a medical campus on 80 acres it owns west of Cal State San Marcos and just east of the San Marcos Creek.In the decades since, even as San Marcos grew up around it, the Scripps land has remained vacant.But that could change soon. Developer H.G. Fenton — which has had an option to buy the Scripps land since the early 2000s — has pitched plans to allow 230 homes on half of the Scripps land. The other half is slated to see a mix of offices, shops and residences, as well as a potential new school site and wetlands.The proposal also calls for the completion of Discovery Street, which the developers say could ease traffic on other roads, and possibly keep a few cars off nearby state Route 78.Under the best-case scenario for Fenton, construction on the south phase, including the completion of Discovery, would start in 2019.The development project is still in its infancy, but Fenton hosted an introduction to it last week, with the first public presentation to share the vision of what it calls Discovery Village.Fenton CEO Mike Neal said Friday he sees the project as a natural connection between the city’s plans to craft a downtown area by the creek to the west and the redevelopment of land north and east of the university.
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Workshop on development plans for Hanson property construction, including K-8 school near Cal State San Marcos
A public workshop was held Monday night (4.30.12) to discuss potential development plans for the Hanson Property near Cal State San Marcos. Representatives for the city of San Marcos, San Marcos Unified School District, and the developer presented. The casual workshop was designed to gain feedback from the surrounding communities and answer questions. About thirty San Marcos residents attended the session at City Hall.
New K-8 School 1st phase would be K-8 School to be constructed on the west side of the property on Twin Oaks Road; North of the future site of South Lake Park. Construction would included sports fields and a gymnasium. The school would have two access points for car traffic. The school is expected to have one unified release schedule for all grades K-8. A new stop light would be placed on Twin Oaks Road. Construction would take 12-18 months with the school opening September 2015. The San Marcos School District will hold public workshops in the future regarding enrollment boundaries for San Elijo Hills & Discovery Lake area and new construction.
Realignment of the South Lake reservoir spill way to flow around school site.
Construction of access to the school site and future South Lake Park.
A temporary rock crusher to facilitate the grading operation located on the proposed school site north of South Lake Park site.
Creation of wetlands restoration area. Future extension of Santa Barbara Drive to Twin Oaks Valley Road.
Trail connections to Double Peak Park, Discovery Lake and South Lake Park using large band of open space flowing off Double Peak Park.
3-5 acre park with active uses fields.
Residential (Rancho Coronado) development of two parcels, the market and zoning will dictate design and density.
South Lake Park construction is separate from this project and has no defined timeline at this time.
The plan for the park has evolved because of funding issues around dissolution of redevelopment agency and environmental concerns. The reservoir is owned by The Vallecitos Water District.
For more information contact Garth Koller, Principal Planner, in the planning division 760 744-1050 ext 3231 or visit the Development Services counter during the week 7:30 am. -5:30 pm.
Local fitness program for moms is giving back to San Elijo Hills schools! When you register before Jan 9th, San Elijo and Discovery Elementary moms can have $50 of their new client registration donated to their school’s PTO. Body Back is a fitness and nutrition program for moms of all ages. Created by local resident and Stroller Strides founding mom Lisa Druxman, Body Back is an eight week program designed to help you lose fat and gain strength, endurance, energy, and confidence. Work out twice a week in a small group setting with a specially trained instructor. Choose between M/W 9:30 am or T/Th 6 am. Classes start Jan 9th and run through the beginning of March.
- Before and after fitness assessments.
- Meal plan and food journals
- Two weekly workouts with your trainer and home workout DVD’s
- Online coaching and support
Unleash your personal possibilities!