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!
The following two builder members have projects coming up before Planning Commissions that need your support. While they welcome and encourage supporters from all members, they specifically need individuals who live or work in the Ranch Penasquitos and San Marcos areas.
Lennar Homes – Pacific Village – Rancho Penasquitos
The Pacific Village project will be before the City of San Diego Planning Commission in October or November. Lennar will hold a pre-meeting on Wednesday, September 27th from 11:30am to 1:oopm at the BIA to explain the project to BIA members. Please RSVP to Andrew.Han@Lennar.com for the pre-meeting.
Pacific Village is a new 41.5-acre, 601-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 Penasquitos Community Plan, Pacific Village helps achieve San Diego’s goal of creating more quality housing for the City’s middle-class families. Click here for the site map.
Pacific Village will consist of 324 for-sale homes in three separate neighborhoods and 277 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, and will have 2 to 4 bedrooms. Additionally, the apartment homes will feature 1, 2 and 3 bedroom homes, ranging in size from 607 sqft to 1,533 sqft. The pricing of the for-sale homes is expected to range from mid $400,000 to mid $600,000.
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.
Please contact Andrew Han at 949-349-8234 for more information.
Brookfield Residential – The Quarry Redevelopment – San Marcos
The Rancho Tesoro Project will be before the San Marcos City Council on Tuesday, January 9th at 6:00pm. This joint venture between Brookfield Residential and California West Communities needs volunteers to stand up for much needed housing. Please RSVP to Arlene Tendick at 858-947-2700.
Introduction – History and Zoning
- A rock quarry operation impacted and altered the site over several decades.
- Most of the property is under reconstruction as part of the Rancho Tesoro community and a planned 32-acre public park.
- The remaining 17-acre property is zoned for a commercial/office center. If developed as currently zoned, it would become the largest commercial/office center in San Marcos in what is primarily a residential neighborhood.
Proposed Project – Reduced Density and Traffic Impacts
- 220 for-sale townhomes — attainable housing so desperately needed — are planned . New homes at this site would generate significantly fewer daily car trips on S. Twin Oaks Valley Road when compared with the currently zoned commercial/office center project (based on industry traffic models).
Access to South Lake
- Public access to South Lake and a mile-long trail along the lake’s perimeter would be created through a new parking lot and entry trail. South Lake is hidden behind a ridge about 150 yards west of S. Twin Oaks Valley Road just past Village Drive and is not accessible to the public.
New Trail Connections
- A new “missing link” trail along the project’s southern perimeter would connect South Lake, Discovery Lake, Ridgeline Trailhead, and Double Peak Park to create a four mile trail loop. Connectivity between all of these public amenities is a main objectives of the City’s Trail Master Plan.
Rancho Coronado Sports Park
- The project would generate new funding for the City’s planned 32-acre Rancho Coronado Park on Santa Barbara Drive. Site preparation work (grading, etc.) is currently being completed. Park design concepts and programing are not final.
- The plan has been redesigned to exceed city-standards with the addition of 10 new guest parking spaces within the community and 31 new public spaces along the project’s new access road. A new parking lot with 28 new spaces is also now in the plan to provide public access to South Lake.
- Buyers would be required to sign an “owner occupied” agreement to discourage investors from purchasing townhomes and renting to multiple tenants, which can cause parking issues in a community.
- A robust parking management plan would be recorded on the property owner’s title and will be strictly enforced by the management company to ensure homeowners are following regulations and using garages for intended purposes and not for storage.
Please contact Arlene Tendick at 858-947-2700 for more information.
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.