Mira Mesa Community Planning Group

Mira Mesa Community Planning Group: The Mira Mesa Community Planning Group (MMCPG) has the responsibility to make advisory recommendations to the City and other governmental agencies on land use matters within the MMCPG’s geographical boundaries, to work with the City on development of the Mira Mesa Community Plan, and to evaluate proposed projects for consistency with the Mira Mesa Community Plan.

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 mmcpg.chair@gmail.com. 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, June 17, 2024 at 7:00 pm. Agenda. The Mira Mesa Library is closed for carpet replacement, so the meeting will be held at San Diego Miramar College, 10440 Black Mountain Road, San Diego 92126, in the English Building (“I” Building) room “I-101 A & B”. See location below:

Business and Residential Member Vacancies: There is a vacancy on the Planning Group for a business member with the term expiring in 2025, and for a residential member with a term expiring in 2027. If you are interested in filling the position, please contact Planning Group chair Chris Cate at mmcpg.chair@gmail.com. Per Article III, Section 2 of the Bylaws, a replacement must satisfy the following:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Business member: Local business person, who is a local business or not-for-profit owner, operator, or designee at a non-residential real property address in the community planning area; only one representative of a particular establishment may hold a seat on the community planning group at one time.
  • Resident: an individual whose primary address of residence is an address in the community planning area.
  • Must have attended at least one planning group meeting

Here is the application for eligibility to be considered for appointment to one of these two seats. Please distribute this to any interested parties you feel would like to be considered for appointment. There will be a sign-in sheet at the April MMCPG meeting to satisfy eligibility for appointment, with consideration of appointment at the May meeting. Interested parties putting forward their name for consideration must complete the application and submit prior to the May 20th meeting.

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. All subcommittee meetings are open to the public. For more information please contact subcommittee chair Jeff Stevens at jeffstev@san.rr.com. The subcommittee has prepared the following documents which were approved by the Planning Group at the November 27, 2023 meeting and have been submitted to the City: Operating Procedures, Revised Bylaws, Participation and Representation Plan.

Draft Minutes: Minutes of the May 2024 meeting.

Agendas: The agenda is published at least 72 hours before each meeting.  The agenda is sent by email 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

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.

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.
2022 Mira Mesa Community Plan Land Use Map

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. See the Mira Mesa Community Plan page for more details.

1992 Mira Mesa Community Plan Land Use Map

Current Projects (large projects have their own pages):

Carroll Canyon Master Plan (3Roots): 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.

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.

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.

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.

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