Next monthly meeting: is scheduled for Monday, September 22, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. in the Community Room at the Linda Vista Branch Library, 2160 Ulric Street, San Diego, CA 92111. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend all meetings.
Comprehensive Active Transportation Strategy
Improving the walking and biking network in Linda Vista
The City of San Diego has initiated the Linda Vista Comprehensive Active Transportation Strategy (CATS) plan in support of efforts to promote active transportation options through pedestrian and bicycle improvements. The purpose of the Linda Vista CATS plan is to develop a network that provides direct and convenient connections for residential areas, schools, employment centers, transit stations, public places, retail, and community destinations. Read more here.
Community Meeting of Future of Revere Center
There will be a meeting on Wednesday, October 1st with the San Diego Unified School District on the redevelopment project at the Revere Center, a district-owned site in Linda Vista. Currently a district administrative office, it is located just off of Linda Vista Road & Comstock Street at 6735 Gifford Way (map).
As part of the Board of Education’s vision to create neighborhood centers serving neighborhood needs, SDUSD is beginning a conversation around redeveloping various district-owned properties, including the Revere Center, for new uses. Critical to the process is robust community engagement, so your participation is requested. The meeting begins at 5:30 PM on October 1st. See flier here and and additional information on this project here.
Sewer Line Replacement Requires Road Closures and Some Inconvenience
K-2 sewer rehabilitation project is under construction. The major scope of work involves installing sewer cleanouts at the property line of about 850 addresses mostly within the Linda Vista area.
This works involves excavating a hole to access the existing sewer line, cutting into the line, lining the existing lateral with a cured in place pipe (pipe within a pipe) and then installing a sewer cleanout at the property line for future City maintenance purposes. The contractor, SC Valley Construction, has started this major scope of work within Ulric Street and the surrounding cul-de-sacs as of July 14, 2014 and work is planned through January 2015 (and possibly longer).
There will be some inconvenience to residents while work is taking place within their streets such as parking issues, heavy equipment, traffic control, excavations, dirt piles, etc. The contractor may be working on Dunlop Street around September or October period. See more info on this fact sheet on the project, and a map of the neighborhoods affected.
Companies Donate Time and Materials to Build Boys & Girls Clubs STEM Lab in Linda Vista
Employees of McCarthy Building Companies Inc. teamed with a group of consultants and subcontractors recently to give the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego a new STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) Lab and outdoor garden area at its Ron Roberts Family Branch in Linda Vista, located at 2230 East Jewett Street.
The project entailed demolition of the old space and tenant improvement remodeling of two rooms encompassing 1,372 square feet, previously used as multi-purpose space, plus a small room that has been converted to a Robotics Lab. The new STEM Lab features flooring, walls, built-in desks, and cabinetry in a neutral palette of earth tones, with a lime green accent wall that complements the green lab stools.
Cummingham Group served as the interior space planner and designer.
McCarthy, Cunningham Group and the project subcontractors donated all time and materials, valued at $187,410.
UMEC handled plumbing, with McCarthy and ValleyCrest Landscape digging outdoor trenches; Pecoraro, painting; Arrowwoods, casework; DOW Diversified, Lab casework; DFS Flooring, carpet and VCT resilient-type flooring; McCarthy, doors; ISEC, Inc., furniture; UMEC, HVAC; and McCarthy and ValleyCrest Landscape handled design and installation of landscape and irrigation.
Source: San Diego Metro Magazine
LINDA VISTA TO RECEIVE $3 MILLION FOR SKATE PARK
A big 'thank you' to planning department's Brian Schoenfisch for his efforts to put together the city's grant application to the state. Also, a shout out to San Diego City Councilman Scott Sherman for advocating for Linda Vista on this issue.
The Draft Plan of the Morena Boulevard Station Area Planning Study is now available for your review here. A hard copy is also available at the Linda Vista library. This issue will be the subject of future planning group review and discussion.
Info from Civic San Diego presented at the March meeting on the status of Morley Green, the Skateworld parcel, and the adjacent vacant lot can be read here and here. The state still needs to release the property to the city of San Diego after agreeing with the identified permissible use catagories. Morley Green is identified as "government use" for a park, and the other two properties are identified as "future development" because of potential commercial uses.
Watch here: Linda Vista Picnic Shelter Ribbon Cutting Ceremony (Oct. 23) on YouTube
Here are the plans for the Dunlop Street Apartments as discussed at the January 28th meeting:
(Note: new changes have recently been made to these plans, which will be available soon.)
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