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Press Release: MOVE Alliance Certifies Joint Occupancy Project in Miramar Ranch North

MOVEalliance-Logo_Final.jpgFor Immediate Release:


MOVE Alliance: Colin Parent | (858) 442-7374| [email protected]

Monarch Group: Chris Wahl | (858) 361-4750 | [email protected]

MOVE Alliance Certifies Joint Occupancy Project in Miramar Ranch North

Development will increase housing options on San Diego Unified School District property

SAN DIEGO (January 22, 2018– The MOVE Alliance is pleased to announce the certification of Monarch Group’s Scripps Mesa Joint Occupancy Project in Miramar Ranch North. The 264 unit smart growth, suburban infill development will provide residents with a range of incomes the ability to live, work, and play. This is especially important for an area which currently has limited multi-family, affordable, and workforce homes.

“This project is a great example of how to use publicly owned lands to provide more affordable housing options.” said Colin Parent, Executive Director and General Counsel for Circulate San Diego, the parent organization of MOVE Alliance. “Monarch Group is showing leadership for how to design context-sensitive homes for the built-out suburban setting.”

Monarch Group project will add a mix of housing options, including 22 affordable units affirmatively marketed to qualifying school district employees.Neighborhood retail and commercial space will help meet the needs of current and future residents, in addition to a proposed approximately 4,000‐square foot San Diego Unified School District Student Makerspace and Community Center building, and community garden.

Not only is the Scripps Mesa project a smart growth development, it is also a responsible growth development. The proposed project is a permitted use in the City of San Diego’s underlying property zoning and complies with all applicable development and zoning laws and regulations.

“The Scripps Mesa Joint Occupancy Project is a win-win for the San Diego Unified School District, students, community and taxpayers,” said Sarah Kruer Jager, a partner at Monarch Group. “It will transform the Scripps Mesa site from a drain on San Diego Unified School District resources into a valuable revenue-generating community asset while also helping meet community and regional needs for more balanced housing.”

Bus lines are currently planned along Scripps Poway Parkway, directly adjacent to the Project. These planned local bus lines with access to the regional transit network via the I‐15 Rapid bus transit service, which will provide connectivity to several employment centers throughout the region, including Downtown San Diego. In addition, existing bike lanes run along Scripps Poway Parkway and Spring Canyon Road adjacent to the Project site.

The Scripps Mesa Joint Occupancy Project is in proximity to planned bus lines connecting to the San Diego region, provides affordable housing which will be affirmatively marketed to qualifying SDUSD employees, and is consistent with the surrounding community character. For these reasons, the MOVE Alliance is proud to certify the Scripps Mesa Joint Occupancy Projects.

About: The MOVE Alliance provides certifications for proposed projects that demonstrate a commitment to creating, preserving and enhancing sustainable transit-oriented communities in the San Diego region. MOVE Alliance is a coalition organized by Circulate San Diego including individuals with expertise in the areas of sustainable transit-oriented development.