PROJECT GREEN LIGHT
About Project Green Light
Advocacy in action. This is a collaborative, member-driven effort to get development projects approved regionally and to get our members back to work!
PGL is a simple concept. BIA builders post projects needing government approvals, and BIA members that like PGL projects support those projects by writing letters or attending local government review meetings in person.
Approved projects can represent your next business opportunity and new jobs. Don’t wait. Sign up today. If you sign up for Project Green Light alerts, you will be notified of each new posting/potential business opportunity via email.
By signing up for PGL you will be notified of new projects.
Please also review the list of projects below and RSVP directly to the contact for project(s) you will support.
Support Needed for Two Projects!
In 2017, Project Green Light proved to be immensely impactful. In fact, Project Green Light was activated three times and in each time, members’ support led to the approval of important projects that will help reduce the housing crisis in our region. Project Green Light continued its success in 2018, helping achieve approval for Brookfield’s residential project in San Marcos, and PGL members are being called on again for an important H.G. Fenton project.
H.G. Fenton Company – Discovery Village – San Marcos
Discovery Village South is a single-family residential community with up to 230 planned homes on approximately 40 acres. Approximately 130 homes will be traditional single-family and another 100 will be in a courtyard configuration. The project passed the Planning Commission meeting and will now be before the San Marcos City Council on Tuesday, March 13th at 6:00 p.m.
Their project, Discovery Village, is comprised of a north and south portion that will convert a previously approved land designation for a major medical facility into 230 single family detached homes while also providing mixed-use space and preserving over 33 acres of land for permanent open space habitat, trails, parks, and a potential school site. More importantly for anyone who’s ever traveled in the area during peak hours, the Discovery Village project will finally complete Discovery Street – creating an important thoroughfare and relieving traffic congestion around San Marcos Blvd. and Twin Oaks Valley Rd.
Discovery Village North is a mixed-use project that is part of the University District planned project. At build out, this portion of University District will provide general and medical office space with a multi-family community adjacent on approximately 14 acres. The project also sets aside 33 acres of land for permanent open space habitat, trails, parks, and a potential school site. As a key part of the project, Discovery Street will be extended, completing the connection to Twin Oaks Valley Road and better connecting the University and Creek Districts.
H.G. Fenton Company has submitted the residential plan for Discovery Village South to the City to transition the land from a medical campus use to a residential community use and has concurrently submitted plans for Discovery Village North consistent with the approved University District plan.
When: March 13th at 6:00 p.m.
Where: San Marcos City Council
Council Chambers located at San Marcos City Hall, 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069
There will be a pre-meeting on February 27th at 11:30am at the BIA where you can learn more about the project. Please RSVP to DiscoveryVillage@hgfenton.com if you will come to the pre-meeting. Lunch will be provided.
If you’re interested and able to share your input and support of the project at the City Council meeting, please email DiscoveryVillage@hgfenton.com. Please forward this to your co-workers, friends and family who understand the value of responsible development and live in San Marcos and let’s be sure the City Council knows that that there is support for Discovery Village.
Lennar – Pacific Village – Rancho Penesquitos
Pacific Village is a new 41.5-acre, 600-home new-home infill community that will provide ownership and rental opportunities for middle-class San Diego families near jobs and transportation. Consistent with the Rancho Penesquitos Community Plan, Pacific Village helps achieve San Diego’s goal of creating more quality housing for the City’s middle-class families.
Pacific Village will consist of 324 for-sale homes in three separate neighborhoods and 276 apartment homes. The for-sale neighborhoods will feature 99 single family detached homes, 105 two-story attached triplex homes, and 120 three-story attached townhomes. The for-sale homes will range in size from 1,324 sqft to 2,034 sqft with 2 to 4 bedrooms and pricing is expected to start from the mid $500s. Additionally, the apartment homes will feature 1, 2 and 3 bedroom homes, ranging in size from 607 sqft to 1,533 sqft. There will also be 60 low-income apartments on-site (part of the 276).
Pacific Village residents will enjoy two community centers with a range of amenities such as swimming pools and play areas, as well as dog parks and community gathering places. Nearby residents will benefit from enhanced landscaping, the preservation of mature shade trees along Carmel Mountain Road, and new walking and biking paths. In addition, as part of Pacific Village, a new traffic signal will be added to Carmel Mountain Road.
All of the proposed homes will comply with the latest building codes with enhanced energy saving features. Homes will have solar paneled roofs and will be capable of accommodating electric vehicles and charging stations. Lennar will have a comprehensive current tenant relocation program.
There will be a pre-meeting at the BIA to learn more about the project on Friday, February 23 at 11:30am. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Ashley Johnson 858-541-7800.
The project will go before the San Diego City Council on Monday, March 5th at 2:00pm.
Note: Project Green Light is a member volunteer effort. BIA works exclusively on broad policy issues affecting the building industry and does not advocate for specific projects.