FEATURED THIS WEEK 

First Responder Exhibit is a Hit!
San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum has partnered with the Escondido Police Department and the Escondido Fire Department to bridge the gap in understanding of first responders – police, fire fighters, and paramedics – and familiarize young visitors with the ordinary heroes in our community. This week CBS 8 visited the exhibit and presented this wonderful news feature:

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Local Businessman Named “Handmade Entrepreneur of the Year”
Escondido’s own James Stone of Stone and Glass was by Handmade Business Magazine as their Entrepreneur of the year. Congratulations to Mr. Stone for this prestigious recognition.

Grand Avenue Sidewalks Refreshed
After a summer chock full of special events and our weekly Cruisin’ Grand event, the sidewalks along Grand Avenue were treated to a throrough powerwash. The City partners with a contractor to perform the powerwashing to ensure we meet all stormwater regulations. In previous years the sidewalks were deep cleaned every six months, they will now be cleaned monthly to keep our downtown looking clean. 

BY THE NUMBERS 

Code Enforcement

Business Licenses

Graffiti Restitution

 

Public Works

Fire:

Building Division:

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT NEWS 

  • Escondido Fire responded to a structure fire on September 29th at 4:26 A.M. at the 1600 block of Cambria Place. The fire was confined to the garage and completely contained within thirty minutes. There were no injuries to civilians, however, a Firefighter sustained a minor injury. The cause of the fire is still being investigated. The occupants of the home were alerted to the fire by their dog and they were all able to escape unharmed.

  • Truck 131 departed for its 5-day journey to the Sutphen factory in Ohio for repairs. It is expected to be back in service in 45-60 days.  

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT 

INCIDENTS:

  • On 9-23-2018, officers responded to a residence in the 600 block of Vine St. reference a call of a male armed with a rifle holding a female hostage.  Officers arrived on scene and established a perimeter around the residence.  Once the perimeter had been established, officers attempted to make contact with the people inside the residence.    Two people exited the residence and the house was checked.  During the investigation, it was discovered an unknown person placed a false call to the police department regarding the hostage situation.  These types of prank calls are highly volatile and dangerous due to the dramatic claims made by the person placing the call, and have resulted in a deadly force encounters.  In December of 2017, police in Wichita, Kanas shot an innocent man after responding to his residence because of a hoax call.  Escondido Police officers showed great restraint and applied proven police tactics.  The investigation into who placed the call is still under investigation.  
  • On 9-24-2018, officers responded to the 400 block of S. Grape St. reference a report of a male who was bleeding. Officers arrived on scene and determined the male had been stabbed and that the suspect was still inside the residence.  The residence was evacuated and officers made over 30 announcements requesting the suspect to exited the residence and surrender. Eventually, officers entered the house and located the suspect hiding in the closet.  The suspect was taken into custody without incident and transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries he received from other residents prior to the arrival of the police.  The suspect was charged with assault with a deadly weapon and booked into the Vista Detention facility.  The victim had been stabbed numerous times and was transported to the hospital.     
  • On 9-26-2018, detectives developed information of a stolen car driving around in the area of Shade Tree Ln and Singing Wood Pl. Officers quickly arrived in the area and waited for the stolen car to exit the housing community. The stolen car exited the community and was immediately stopped by awaiting officers. The driver yielded and was taken into custody without incident. The driver was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle and two felony warrants involving possession of a stolen vehicle.  A wallet from an address off of Singing Wood Pl was located in the stolen car. Officer Correa contacted the owner of the wallet and confirmed it had recently been stolen out of a vehicle parked in the driveway of the victim’s residence.  Detective Havens responded to the scene and took over the investigation. 
  • On 9-26-2018, officer responded to Reidy Creek Golf Course reference a person trapped under the water by a golf cart.  Officers arrived on scene and located an elderly male submerged in a pond with a bystander keeping the male’s head above water.  The golf cart was resting on the male’s chest and lower extremities, pinning him beneath the water. Officers entered the pond and lifted the cart off the male.  The elderly man complained of pain to his chest and was transported to the hospital for treatment. 
  • On 9-29-18, officers responded to the 600 block of S. Midway Dr. reference a vehicle that had hit a house.  Officers arrived on scene at talked to both the driver and passenger of the vehicle.  The investigation revealed that the driver and passenger got into an argument while driving down the street.  The passenger became enraged, grabbed the steering wheel and intentionally pulled on it. The driver was not able to gain control of the vehicle and collided into the residence.  The passenger was arrested on several charges. There were no reported injuries. 

COPPS:

The COPPS (Community Oriented Policing and Problem-Solving) Unit is dedicated to increasing the quality of life for the residents of Escondido through pro-active responses to crime trends, quality of life issues, and addressing crime and public nuisance in Grape Day Park and at Maple Plaza.      

  • 3 arrests were made
  • 3 citations were issued

EVENTS: 

  • On Saturday, 9-29-2018, approxiamtely 180 people from Emmanuel Faith Community Church participated in major cleanup projects at Grape Day Park and the California Center for the Arts Escondido.  The cleanup was a collabration between Emmanuel Faith Community Church, Public Works and the Police Department as part of the Neighborhood Transformation Project.  

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Major Projects Update 

The following major projects are being reviewed and coordinated by Planning, Engineering, Fire, Building and Utilities.  The list of projects below encompasses recent project updates and/or milestones from last week.  

Commercial / Office:

  1. Escondido Research and Technology Center (ERTC) – West (Developer: James McCann) 2181 Citracado Parkway – A plan for a new two-story, 57,000 SF, 52-bed Palomar Rehabilitation Institute was submitted as a Plot Plan on July 31, 2017. The Plot Plan approval letter was issued on February 7, 2018. A second grading plan check was submitted by the applicant on April 16, 2018, and the grading permit is ready to be issued once bonds are posted and fees paid. The Building Division provided the applicant a fee calculation for the development impact fees on July 11, 2018. Planning is awaiting information from the applicant that assures adequate parking is provided. 
  1. Ritz Theater “The Grand” (Developer: New Venture Church) 301, 309 E. Grand Avenue – A proposed CUP to renovate the existing Ritz Theater and adjacent commercial building to provide for a variety of assembly uses including performing arts and religious services. A café, offices and classroom studios are also included. The application was submitted on May 17, 2018. The applicant submitted revised plans on July 3, 2018. The Historic Preservation Commission considered historic-related design issues on July 19, 2018, and provided direction to the applicant. Planning provided comments from all departments to the applicant on July 31, 2018. The applicant requested expedited processing through the Business Enhancement Zone regulations at a City Council Economic Development Subcommittee meeting on August 9, 2018. That request was granted and the application will now proceed directly to the City Council following CEQA clearance and resolution of the remaining issues.  First draft environmental documents were submitted to Planning on September 13, 2018.  Staff comments on the environmental documents were sent to the applicant the following week and a resubmittal is expected soon. 

Industrial 

  1. Escondido Self-Storage Facility (Developer: Brandywine Homes, Inc.) 2319 Cranston Dr. – Updated building plans were resubmitted into plan check on July 24, 2018. Esgil and Fire have approved the plans.  Planning and Engineering comments are pending.  The final map was approved by City Council on September 19, 2018, and should record this week. The grading permit has been approved and the final improvement plan mylars are in for signature. 
  1. Citracado Business Park (Developer: Dent Properties) 2207 Harmony Grove Road – A proposed specific plan for two industrial warehouse/office buildings (145,930 SF and 125,930 SF) with the buildings to be separated by the future extension of Citracado Parkway. The application was submitted on August 14, 2018.  All departments have completed their initial review and comments were sent to the applicant on September 17, 2018.  SDG&E has provided comments regarding the high voltage power lines that traverse the site.  

City Projects 

  1. Micro-Filtration Reverse Osmosis (Developer: City of Escondido Utilities Department) SE corner Ash/Washington – The City Council approved a contractual agreement with Black and Veatch for engineering services on April 4, 2018. A project design kick-off meeting occurred on June 13, 2018. A Request for Qualifications to solicit a Design/Build firm was released the first week of September.  A site walk with potential bidders was conducted the last week of September.  Statements of Qualifications are due October 18, 2018. 
  1. Lake Wohlford Replacement Dam (Developer: City of Escondido Utilities Department) – A Draft EIR was prepared and issued for a 45-day public review period that began on October 4, 2016 and closed on November 17, 2016. A field visit with staff from the state and federal wildlife agencies took place on May 11, 2017, to review biological mitigation requirements including an agency request for full mitigation for emergent vegetation at the eastern end of the lake that came into existence since the lake level was reduced for safety reasons. Staff sent a follow-up letter to the wildlife agencies on June 29, 2017, seeking clarification on the proposed biological mitigation requirements. Additional information is being compiled by the City’s biological consultants based on recent conversations with the agencies. The biological consultant and staff met on October 4, 2018, to discuss potential options. 

Institutional

  1. Escondido Assisted Living (Developer: Tigg Mitchell, Mitchell Group) 1802 N. Centre City Parkway – This CUP application for a 71,300 SF three-story, assisted living and memory care facility with 90 total units was submitted on October 31, 2017. The City Council authorized review of a General Plan Amendment request on March 21, 2018, which was necessary to review the request to allow a third floor for the building. The applicant has been actively engaged with Fire, Engineering and Planning staff and has provided several revisions intended to address identified issues with the most recent project revision received on June 25, 2018. Draft environmental documents were submitted to Planning the second week of August and comments on those documents were returned to the applicant on August 29, 2018. The applicant and Planning staff discussed the comments on September 12, 2018.  Revised documents are expected soon.  Recent changes to the Zoning Code regarding the definition of “building height” could affect the project design or process. 

Residential 

  1. Safari Highlands Ranch (SHR) (Developer: Jeb Hall, Concordia Homes) 550 lots east of Rancho San Pasqual – A Notice of Availability for the Draft EIR was issued on October 16, 2017 for public review and comment. The comment period ended on January 2, 2018. Staff transmitted all the comment letters and emails to the Draft EIR consultant for review and to prepare a response to each comment. The Draft EIR and appendices have been posted on the City’s website at the following link: https://www.escondido.org/safari-highlands-ranch-specific-plan.aspx
    It is expected the responses to comments will generate related revisions to the project design. The applicant’s engineer is currently working to incorporate those revisions into the proposed tentative map.  The project engineer met with Utilities, Engineering and Planning on August 15, 2018 to discuss some of the proposed revisions.  Revisions to the tentative map are expected to be submitted in approximately two weeks. 
  1. 18 lots at 701 San Pasqual Valley Rd (Developer: Bob Stewart) – Staff comments on the revised tentative map were issued the last week of July 2017. Planning staff met with the applicant on June 27, 2018 to discuss remaining issues. The applicant has occasionally engaged in discussions with various departments since that time, but has declined a staff offer to schedule a comprehensive meeting with all city departments. 
  1. The Villages at Escondido Country Club (Developer: Jason Han, New Urban West, Inc.) 380 residences – The City Council voted 3-2 to approve the project on November 15, 2017. A lawsuit challenging the project approval was filed in Superior Court on behalf of the Escondido Country Club Homeowners (ECCHO) on December 15, 2017. The City has agreed to review construction plans for the project while the lawsuit is pending. The applicant submitted rough grading plans, drainage improvement plans and utility relocation plans for all three villages on May 7, 2018. There have been three rounds of plan checks on the rough grading plans since the original submittal and a permit-ready letter for rough grading was issued on August 31, 2018 and revised on September 4, 2018. Landscape plans were submitted on June 5, 2018, and a second submittal was received on October 2, 2018. The applicant submitted the final map and other improvement plans on July 9, 2018. Additional comments on the improvement plans, utility location plans, storm drain plans and all technical studies were provided by Engineering on September 11, 2018.  Country Club Lane street improvement plans are expected to be submitted in the second week of October.
    The approved tentative subdivision map, Final EIR and appendices, Specific Plan and other related information can be accessed on the City’s website at the following link: https://www.escondido.org/ecc.aspx
  1. North Avenue Estates (Developer: Casey Johnson) 34 lots at North Ave./Conway Dr. –The City Council approved the project on January 10, 2018. LAFCO approved the annexation application on October 1, 2018. A first round of final engineering plans was submitted on May 24, 2018. Comments were returned to the applicant on July 5, 2018. 
  1. Aspire (106 condo units on Municipal Lot 1) (Developer: Addison Garza, Touchstone Communities) – The proposal consists of a six-story mixed-use development across from City Hall on Parking Lot 1. The project was initially submitted for entitlement processing on June 23, 2017. Subsequent meetings with the applicant and staff have been on-going, and the most recent resubmittal of the project plans was received on May 10, 2018. Fire is awaiting confirmation that Maple Street will support the weight of their apparatus. A Traffic Impact Analysis has been provided and Planning is awaiting submittal of the rest of the environmental documentation for review. A meeting with the applicant occurred on September 12, 2018, to discuss remaining project issues. A purchase and sale agreement for the project site (Parking Lot 1) was approved by the City Council on September 19, 2018.  Concerns regarding parking have been expressed; and the applicant is in the process of bringing a parking consultant on board to review the issue. 
  1. The Ivy (95 condo units at 343 E. 2nd) (Developer: Addison Garza, Touchstone Communities) - The condo project was initially submitted for entitlement processing on June 23, 2017. Subsequent meetings with the applicant and staff have been on-going, and the most recent resubmittal of the project plans was received on May 10, 2018. The applicant has proposed changing circulation through the adjacent alley to one-way southbound; and a field demonstration of fire truck turning radii at the site occurred on May 2, 2018. Fire has now indicated they support the project design. An environmental initial study and Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) were submitted for review on June 11, 2018. Comments on the MND were sent to the applicant and consultant on July 30, 2018. Planning met with the applicant and consultant to discuss the comments on August 9, 2018. A meeting with the applicant occurred on September 12, 2018, to discuss remaining project issues. 
  1. Grand Avenue Apartments (Developer: Norm LaCaze, Escondido Venture 99, LLC) 15 apt. units at 1316 E. Grand Ave. – A planned development application proposing 15 multi-family units in one three-story building on a vacant 0.51-acre lot was submitted for entitlement processing on September 22, 2017. Several follow-up meetings with staff were held to discuss issues regarding the project design and revised plans were submitted in early April, and most recently on August 10, 2018. Outstanding issues include guest parking, drainage, additional fire hydrant and an ambulance turnaround. A meeting with the applicant to discuss these issues took place on October 4, 2018. 
  1. Quince Street Senior Housing (Developer: Matt Jumper, 220 Quince, L.P.) 145 apartment units at 220 N. Quince St.– The five-story affordable senior housing apartment project was submitted on November 21, 2017. Four meetings with the applicant team and multiple city departments have occurred since the project submittal to discuss project design issues, with the most recent meeting occurring on July 12, 2018. Utilities conducted a fire flow test at the site on June 26, 2018. A constraints map to identify access, utilities and building area has been approved by staff and will allow the applicant to commence with redesign efforts.
  1. Sager Ranch/Daley Ranch Resort Specific Plan (Developer: J. Whalen Associates, Inc., Sager Ranch Partners) 203 housing units and 225-room resort hotel on 1,783-acres, just north and east of Dailey Ranch – This proposed residential and resort hotel annexation and specific plan project was received on March 2, 2018. The project submittal has been deemed incomplete and a letter from staff requesting additional project related information was sent to the applicant on April 4, 2018. Requested information includes annexation exhibits, proposed general plan amendment text, a proposed Transfer of Development Rights Program, environmental initial study, and a fiscal impact analysis. Planning met with the applicant on May 17, 2018 to discuss items listed in the letter. A follow-up meeting to discuss engineering issues occurred on June 27, 2018. The applicant met with Escondido Fire and Valley Center Fire on August 1, 2018 to discuss fire protection issues. Significant fire-related issues to be addressed include the steepness of the project entry road, secondary emergency access and Fire Department response times.     
     A project webpage containing draft documents and plans has been added to the Planning Division’s website at the following link:  Daley Ranch Resort Specific Plan - City of Escondido 
  1. Nutmeg Condo General Plan Amendment (Developer: Jim Simmons, CCI) 137 townhome condo units on 7.7 acres on both sides of Nutmeg between I-15 and Centre City Parkway – This proposed multi-family residential development includes a GPA from Office to Urban III (up to 18 du/acre) as well as a vacation of approximately one acre of public right-of-way for use in the project. The project application was received on June 15, 2018. Comments from Planning, Fire, Engineering, Utilities and Traffic Engineering were provided to the applicant on July 13, 2018. A follow-up meeting with the applicant to discuss the comments occurred on July 31, 2018. Engineering has indicated that a specific alignment plan will be required to address the street radius on Nutmeg in the vicinity of the project. Fire has identified some access issues that need to be addressed as well.  Based on a preliminary environmental study of the project, it has been determined that an Environmental Impact Report will be prepared to support the project.  A Notice of Preparation was sent out on August 29, 2018, and a Scoping Meeting occurred on September 6, 2018. 
  1. Oak Creek (Builder: KB Homes) 65 single-family residential lots on approximately 44 acres at Felicita Road and Hamilton Lane – This planned residential development project was originally approved by the City Council in March of 2015, and a three-year extension of time was recently granted. The original developer, New Urban West, has secured permits from CDFW, ACOE and RWQCB. Grading, drainage and storm water management plans were submitted for first plan check on July 25, 2018. The new builder (KB Homes) has filed a modification to the Precise Development Plan to revise the architecture and reduce the size of the homes. A second staff-level design review has been completed on the revised home designs. Fire and Engineering issued comments on the rough grading plan on September 4, 2018. Engineering and Utilities met with the applicant last week to discuss sewer and grading issues. 
  1. Mercado 3-Story Mixed Use Building (Developer: Curtis Lively) 5 residences and 2 commercial suites on 0.14-acre at 510 W. 2nd Avenue – A Plot Plan for five two-story residential units on top of 2,375 SF of commercial floor area and a parking garage was submitted July 13, 2018. Staff review comments were provided to the applicant who then submitted revised plans. A water main extension north from Third Avenue will be required to serve the project.  Additional Planning and Engineering comments were sent to the applicant on September 27, 2018. 
  1. 555 West Grand Mixed-Use Building (Developer: Ed McCoy) 32 condo units in three floors over a parking garage – This 32-unit mixed-use development with 610 SF of office/flex space was submitted as a planned development application on August 27, 2018. The project is seeking a reduction in parking and open space standards. Initial multi-department comments were sent to the applicant on September 26, 2018. 
  1. Accessory Dwelling Units – Planning staff is currently working on eight applications for accessory dwelling units. 19 accessory dwelling units have been approved so far this year. Three accessory dwelling units were approved last year.

Building Division:

  1. The Building Division issued 78 permits (including 34 solar photovoltaic) with a total valuation of $301,539. 
  1. Our building inspectors responded to 207 inspection requests and 179 customers visited the Building counter during the week. 
  1. The Meadowbrook three-story apartment building with underground garage at 2081 Garden Valley Glen is preparing the building for final inspection. Building inspected the gas lines on September 13, 2018.  Cabinetry installation is ongoing. No Change from the previous. 
  1. The Westminster Seminary at 1725 Bear Valley Pkwy so far has received final inspection approval for all buildings except for Buildings B and H. No Change from the previous. 
  1. The Emanuel Faith Church at 639 E 17th Ave is preparing for final inspection. A 30-day Temporary Certificate of Occupancy has been issued. No Change from the previous. 
  1. Electrical panels have been inspected and released at the Veterans Village project at 1540 S Escondido Blvd. 
  1. Centre City Shopping Center (Centre City Parkway/Mission Avenue) - Drywall installation has been inspected and approved for the new carwash business in the southernmost building. Interior tenant improvement permits were issued and underground plumbing has been inspected for the new Yoshinoya restaurant in the center building.  Interior tenant improvement permits were issued for the new Habit Burger and Stanton Optical in the northern building.  Habit Burger has received drywall approval for the ceiling.  Stanton Optical has partial drywall approval. 
  1. The Latitude 2 apartment project at 650 Center City Pkwy is currently going through inspections on all buildings for rough framing, drywall and exterior lath. A Certificate of Occupancy for the first building is expected in November. 
  1. The new two story church sanctuary building at 1864 N Broadway has completed the slab, roof sheathing and exterior lath. No Change from the previous. 
  1. The 212,000 SF industrial shell building at 2005 Harmony Grove has received final inspection approval from Building. Engineering approval is pending for issuance of the Certificate of Occupancy. No Change from the previous. 
  1. The new 63-unit condominium project, Citron, at 2516 S Escondido Blvd has received foundation approval for Buildings 4, 5, 9 and 10 and final Fire approval for Building 1. Rough framing has been approved for Buildings 2 and 3. 
  1. The new 105 room hotel at 200 La Terraza received approval for first floor ceiling drywall. 
  1. The 4 story, 102,774 sf storage building at 222 W Mission Ave has received drywall inspection approval for the elevator shafts and first floor framing approval.
  1. The new five-story storage building at 852 Metcalf St has received slab inspection approval. No Change from the previous. 
  1. The new Gateway Grand 126-unit apartment project at 700 W. Grand Ave. has received underground plumbing inspection and partial foundation inspection. 
  1. Permits were issued this week for a new single-family residence at 134 La Lomita.

ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT 

Capital Improvements 

Valley Pkwy/Valley Center Road Widening Project: Calendar Day 306
The landscape contractor is continuing with the installation of the 15” deep moisture barrier along the median islands on Valley Center Road this week.  Landscape soil sample reports have been returned for review by the landscape architect.  Clearance has not been given to start planting at this time.   The first phase of the paving operation began on Monday of this week and will continue through Thursday. During Tuesday’s paving operation, 900 tons of asphalt was placed along Valley Center Road and Valley Parkway. The second phase will include the reconstruction of the intersection at Lake Wohlford Road and Valley Parkway. This work will be completed during a night time operation during the second week in October. Electronic message boards will be placed 72 hours in advance of the work. The traffic signal will also be placed in a red flash condition with the addition of Stop signs.  Final pavement striping will be delayed until all of the landscaping elements are completed in the coming weeks.                              

Transit Center Pedestrian Bridge Project
No changes from that reported last week: Transit Center Pedestrian Bridge and Spruce Street Channel Improvement Project is moving forward with 100% design.  Resource agency permits from the Regional Water Board and Fish & Wildlife have been obtained and the City is now pursuing a final Permit from the Army Corps.  Negotiations of drainage/wall easements and TCEs with property owners are underway. 

Missing Link Project
The traffic signal contractor has received a portion of the new traffic signal gear. New signal heads are needed to modify the existing systems along Valley Parkway between Broadway and Centre City Parkway. The new striping and surface improvement are to be completed over the next two weeks. This will allow for the activation of the new bike path between the Broadway/ Pennsylvania intersection and the Centre City Parkway / Valley Parkway intersection.   The traffic signal poles for Woodward Avenue, as well as the metal pedestrian bridge elements, are not expected to be delivered to the site until late October. 

Public Service Agreement: Maintenance Yard Groundwater Monitoring Well Destruction     
No changes from that reported last week: The City has solicited bids for the destruction of 14 groundwater monitoring wells located within the Public Works Maintenance Yard. The apparent low bid was $33,680.00 for the project. The bid will be awarded after review of the project documents by the attorney’s office. 

PRIVATE DEVELOPMENT   

Centre City Shopping Center
Construction of the offsite median island at the North East corner of Centre City Parkway and Mission Avenue has been completed. The existing island is being reduced in size to accommodate the 3rd North bound travel lane along Centre City Parkway. When completed, the new roadway will provide for 3 North bound travel lanes, a bike lane, and access and egress driveway to the new retail center along the Centre City frontage.
The frontage improvement along Mission Avenue has been delayed until next week.
The project is located at 425 W. Mission Avenue. 

Tract 932 - Canyon Grove Shea Homes Community
No changes from that reported last week. Paving will begin for Vista Avenue and Vista Verde Road this week.      

Latitude II Condominiums by a Lyon Homes Partnership: Washington Avenue @ Centre City Parkway:
Reconstruction of the Centre City Parkway / Washington Avenue intersection improvements resumed this week with the installation of the new concrete improvements. The work includes construction of 22 feet of new roadway. When completed, the project will have created 3 North bound travel lanes, a bike lane and access/ egress driveway to the new community along the Centre City frontage. The curb and gutter formed along Centre City Parkway and Washington Avenue is being scheduled for completion.  

Exeter Industrial Park
No changes from that reported last week: The contractor is working with the local water district to remove two water service laterals this week. The offsite improvement is being interrupted due to the discovery of an unmarked 16” ductile iron reclaimed water main found while drilling for the traffic signal foundation. The project team is working on a solution for relocating the signal foundation to a minimum of 5’ clearance of the discovered line. The lead time for reordering a longer mast arm is 16 weeks. The project is located at 2005 Harmony Grove Road and is 5.4 acres in size. 

Citron Project
No change from that reported last week. Offsite public improvements along Cranston Avenue started with the installation of the concrete curb and gutter.  This is a 65-unit condo project located at 2516 S. Escondido Boulevard. 

Gateway Project
The contractor is continuing with the construction of offsite utility trenches along Grand Avenue. The contractor is potholing existing utilities along Valley Parkway, in preparation for the installation of the new water main. The project is located at 700 W. Grand Avenue, the previous site of Escondido Police Department. 

Emanuel Faith Church
The installation of the new traffic signal poles at Encino Drive and Felicita /17th Avenue was completed on Saturday September 8th. The electrical meter for servicing the new traffic signal was released to the utility company 3 weeks ago and is awaiting installation.  We do not have a signal activation date at this time. 

Lincoln Rock Apartments
No changes from that reported last week: The construction of the retaining wall along the freeway frontage has been completed. The wall is a design element for the construction of the bio retention basin. Testing of the new water line has started this week. The project is located at the Southwest corner of Rock Springs Road and Lincoln Avenue. 

KB Homes
The construction of the new street light foundation at the intersection of Vista Avenue / Bienvenido was completed. The new pole is scheduled for installation this week.  The developer is continuing with the development of all remaining houses within the project.