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.”
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SAN MARCOS — After years of delays, it appears the developer of San Marcos’ San Elijo Hills community is ready to start work on the second phase of the community’s Town Center.City officials said they are expecting San Elijo Hills Development Co. to break ground on the lower portion of the town center this summer, after the city approves its grading plan and building permits.“Final grading plan approvals and building permits are expected to be completed by this summer, which are the final steps in the …Read More Via Source
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San Elijo Hills Towncenter Update from San Elijo Hills Development Company & Ambient Communities
Dear San Elijo Hills Residents,
As an update to last year’s town hall meeting (during which we shared the designs that you’ve seen reflected on the banners in the Towncenter), we are happy to report that we have been working cooperatively with Ambient Communities, and the City of San Marcos toward finalized designs and approvals for the second phase of San Elijo Hills Towncenter.
In that effort, we are very hopeful to receive a Site Development Permit before the end of March. Assuming we and the City are able to meet this important milestone, we intend to process the Precise Improvement Plans starting in March so that we can begin grading by early June. Vertical construction is planned for September, with the first shops opening their doors around April of 2018.
Ambient has been actively considering leasing interest for the past many months and looks forward to announcing the first businesses by mid-Summer of this year. A sincere thank you to many of you who have referred the Towncenter to businesses you would like to see open shop here in your community.
As we progress over the next several months, we will continue to provide updates to our efforts and refinements to these anticipated timelines.
San Elijo Hills Development Company & Ambient Communities
We will go #live tonight with Facebook Live video stream of the San Elijo Hills Town Center update from the developer Ambient Communities. Please tell your friends and neighbors.
Ambient will share proposed plans and elevations for development in the second phase of San Elijo Hills Town Center. You can also watch the recording after the event.
Follow us for live updates and post event recordings at: https://www.facebook.com/SanElijoLife
San Elijo Hills Town Center Informational Meeting:
Ambient Communities will share proposed plans and elevations for development in the second phase of San Elijo Hills Town Center on May 25th at 6:00 pm at the San Elijo Hills Middle School. Residents are encouraged to attend and provide feedback to the proposed plans.
Please call the San Elijo Hills Visitor’s Center with any questions at 760-798-1765.
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You may have noticed a traffic study going on in San Elijo Hills Town Center. This is what we have learned so far.
Based on concern and suggestions from some San Elijo Hills residents, The City is currently conducting a traffic study to address safety concerns. We expect The City of San Marcos Traffic Engineers will tentatively present the findings of studies and recommendations to the Traffic Commission in April or May 2015. The Traffic Commission meets the first Wednesday of each month at 6:00 P.M. in The City Council Chambers at the San Marcos Civic Center. At the Commission meetings residents can provide testimony and express concerns about San Elijo Hills and San Marcos traffic issues. The Sheriff Department also encouraged attendance at last weeks Community Meeting in San Elijo Hills.
The traffic signals in the San Elijo Hills Town Center are programmed with 3.2 seconds of yellow time, and 1 second of all red clearance time, which is in compliance with the California Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices. The programming of all traffic signals, statewide must comply with these standards.
Pedestrian encountering right turning traffic (in the case of one-way streets, left turning) vehicular conflicts is being addressed by recently activating a feature called “advanced pedestrian walk” which will release the pedestrians before releasing the vehicular traffic. This should give the pedestrians a few seconds head start to start their walk and step into the crosswalk to become visible to the drivers before vehicular traffic get their green light.