Mira Mesa Community Planning Group
Meetings: The Mira Mesa Community Planning Group meets the third Monday of each month, except in January and February. Since those two Mondays are holidays, meetings are instead held the Thursday following the third Monday. For information about upcoming meetings and general information about the Planning Group, contact Planning Group Chair Chris Cate at firstname.lastname@example.org. Planning Group meetings are held at the Mira Mesa Branch Library, 8405 New Salem Street, San Diego, CA 92126. The Planning Group usually does not meet in July or December. During the pandemic meetings were held remotely using Zoom but have returned to in-person meetings as of March 2023.
Next Meeting: The next MMCPG meeting will be on Monday, October 16, 2023 at 7:00 pm at the Mira Mesa Library.
Draft Minutes: Minutes of the September 2023 meeting.
Planning Group Residential Vacancy: There is a vacancy for a residential member on the Mira Mesa Community Planning Group. To be eligible, a candidate must: 1) be at least 18 years of age; 2) have a primary address of residence in the community planning area; 3) have attended at least one planning group meeting. If you have attended one meeting but have not yet registered as an eligible member of the community, fill out the linked form and bring it to the October 16 meeting of the Mira Mesa Community Planning Group. For more information, contact Planning Group Chair Chris Cate at email@example.com.
Planning Group Recognition: Planning Groups are required to go through a formal recognition process. This requires updating the bylaws to be consistent with new City Council policies, and preparing additional documents. A subcommittee has been formed to prepare the new documents. It will have its next meeting on Tuesday, September 26, 2023 at 5:00 PM in the small meeting room (book sale room) at the Mira Mesa Library. Although the meeting will primarily be held in person, we will offer a supplemental Zoom link, limited to 40 minutes, to enable additional public input:
Meeting ID: 832 9921 5715
The meeting may continue in person after the Zoom session ends. All subcommittee meetings are open to the public. For more information please contact subcommittee chair Jeff Stevens at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Report 2023: April 2022 – March 2023 Annual Report.
Community Plan Update: The Mira Mesa Community Plan and Program Environmental Impact Report were approved by the City Council on December 5, 2022 and are now available:
- The Final Mira Mesa Community Plan is available here
- The Final PEIR and associated technical appendices are available here.
- The Final Land Use Map is available here and shown below.
- The Final Zoning Map is available here.
- Mira Mesa Community Planning Group recommendations on the plan made 2022-10-17 are available here.
- The Planning Department set up a website for the Community Plan Update. All presentations made at subcommittee meetings can be found under this link.
Annual Report 2022: April 2021 – March 2022 Annual Report.
Annual Report 2021: April 2020 – March 2021 Annual Report.
Agendas: The agenda is published at least 72 hours before each meeting. The publishing of the agenda is by email addressed to the City. The City then forwards it to all emails on a list it maintains. You can find information on getting onto that list here: https://www.sandiego.gov/planning/community/profiles/miramesa/agendas
COW: Planning Group Members are required to attend a Community Orientation Workshop (COW). An electronic version of the COW is now available. Planning Group members can access the E-COW through the following link: https://www.sandiego.gov/planning/community/resources.
Planning Group Executive Committee Membership and Responsibilities: The Mira Mesa Community Planning Group has the responsibility to write (with the aid of the City) community plans, recommend changes to community plans, and evaluate projects as they are proposed for consistency with the Mira Mesa Community Plan. The Planning Group has 11 residential, 5 business and 3 property owner members. Planning Group members are elected to four year terms, with half elected every two years. Two of the property owner members are appointed by the Planning Group. Elections are held in March of odd-numbered years. If you would like to participate in the Planning Group or vote for or run for the Planning Group, come to a meeting and sign up as an “eligible member of the community”. To do this, just give your name, address, telephone number and email address to the Planning Group secretary. List of current Planning Group Executive Committee Members.
Mira Mesa Community Plan 1992-2022: The Mira Mesa Community Plan and the Mira Mesa Facilities Benefit Assessment (FBA) are online at the City of San Diego web site. Until recently Public Facilities in Mira Mesa were paid for through the FBA. FBA fees were paid by developers at the time building permits were pulled and varied depending on the type of development. With the passage of the Parks Master Plan and the Build Better SD plan, developer fees are standardized across the City and go into a centralized fund where they are distributed according to priority guidelines. The San Diego City General Plan adopted by the City Council on March 10, 2008 is also online. This is a very important document as it guides all future development in the City and require updates to all community plans.
Regulations: All Planning Groups must comply with City Council Policy 600-24, and a set of community specific bylaws which comply with this policy. The Planning Department in collaboration with a CPC subcommittee, developed a set of administrative guidelines which are intended to clarify the council policy. The bylaws and administrative guidelines were both recently revised to bring them into compliance with the updated 600-24.
Current Projects (large projects have their own pages):
Carroll Canyon Master Plan: The Carroll Canyon Master Plan has been revised. The new development under construction on the former Fenton/Hanson gravel quarry is called 3Roots. See details here.
Pure Water Program: The City’s Pure Water program will be installing a pipeline along Miramar Road to take treated was from the purification plant near I-805 to Miramar Reservoir. Presentations and related documents can be found here.
Stone Creek: Stone Creek is a large residential project proposed to have 4445 multifamily residential units, as well as industrial and commercial elements. It is the future redevelopment of Vulcan’s gravel mining operation in Carroll Canyon. See details here.
Casa Mira View: Casa Mira View is a large residential project of approximately 2000 multi-family units currently under construction in the area north of Mira Mesa Blvd (north of Best Buy and the park and ride) between Westview Parkway and I-15. See details here.
Sycamore Penasquitos Transmission Line: SDG&E is proposing to build a 230 Kilovolt transmission line from Sycamore Canyon to Penasquitos. Details are here. The original proposal was to build the line north of Mira Mesa through Rancho Penasquitos and Del Mar Mesa. SDG&E held a number of public hearings along that route and received objections to it. The “environmentally preferred route” now runs through Mira Mesa along Miramar Road and through the Miramar business area. However, they have held no hearings in this area and the businesses on Miramar Road are concerned about the impact the construction may have on them.
Minutes of past MMCPG meetings, starting January 2008.
On Monday December 5th the San Diego City Council approved the Mira Mesa Community Plan Update. The agenda is at this link. It is Item-204. If you click on the agenda item, it brings up auxiliary information on the right hand side, including the staff report, links to...
On October 17, 2022, the Mira Mesa Community Planning Group made 13 recommendations on the proposed Community Plan Update to address deficiencies in public facilities, failure to meet the City standards established in the Parks Master Plan and other City policies,...
The 3Roots project was approved by the San Diego City Council on September 29, 2020 and should begin construction soon. The 3Roots EIR has been posted on the City website. It is listed as: 06/30/20 (Mira Mesa) 3Roots / Project No. 587128. It has 3 parts and several...
Stone Creek: The "Stone Creek" project is a redevelopment plan for the 300 acre section of Carroll Canyon owned by Vulcan Materials Company. The site runs from about 1/2 mile west of Camino Ruiz to Black Mountain Road.The draft EIR for this project was released on...
At the January 2018 meeting of the Mira Mesa Community Planning Group, there were presentations by 15 Marijuana Production Facilities (MPFs) that are proposed within the industrial elements of the Mira Mesa Community. This is just the first batch. More are proposed...
The North City Pure Water Project was reviewed by the Mira Mesa Community Planning Group on October 16, 2017. The Site Development Permit was approved unanimously, and there was an informational update on the Pump Station and Pipeline Project. The following...
Casa Mira View is a large residential project of approximately 2000 multi-family units currently under construction in the area north of Mira Mesa Blvd (north of Best Buy and the park and ride) between Westview Parkway and I-15. The project was approved by the Mira...