Archives: Current Issues 2012

Second Review of the Rancho Del Mar project.
New assessment letter from San Diego Planning Department to Ali Shapouri dated November 06 2012, (election day).

posted 12/05/12

November 6, 2012
Via Email:
Mr. Ali Shapouri Shapouri & Associates P.O. Box 676221 Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

Dear Mr. Shapouri:

Subject: Rancho Del Mar Assessment Letter; Project No. 226777; SAP No. 24001352; Proposition "A" Lands,
Subarea II

The Development Services Department has completed the second review of the project referenced above, and described by your application as a:

•    Conditional Use Permit & Site Development Permit for Environmentally Sensitive Lands and Parcel Map to develop a continuing care retirement community of 224 dwelling units on a vacant 23.88 acre site at 3975 Via De La Valle in the AR-1 -1 Zone within the NCFUA Subarea II in Council District 1.

The recent review of the project had multiple review cycles. Enclosed is a Cycle 15, 16, 20 and 22 Issues Report (Enclosure 1) which contains review comments from staff representing various disciplines. The purpose of this assessment letter is to summarize the significant project issues and identify a course of action for the processing of your project.

continuation in pdf format here  (3MB)

Rancho Del Mar Continuing Care Community (ex Hu property)

posted 03/09/12

This is a project to develop a continuing care retirement community of 224 dwelling units. The location is a vacant 23.88acre site at 3975 Via de la Valle, SE of the intersection of Via de la Valle and El Camino Real. It is north of the Rancho Santa Fe Polo Field in the AR-1-1 Zone of San Diego.

On Dec. 11 2011 the City of San Diego Planning Commission decided that a Continuing Care Community fits the definition of an Intermediate Care Facility thus implying that the Rancho del Mar plan does not fall under the Proposition A public vote requirement.

The Friends of the San Dieguito River Valley have been asked to coordinate a Task Force of parties interested in challenging this decision.

After discussion by the Board a motion to coordinate the Task Force was approved. The primary task is to follow up on the San Diego City Attorney’s response to the Carmel Valley Planning Board’s written objection that the Commission decision was a subversion of Proposition A.