October 7, 2021

October 7, 2021

May be an image of text that says 'WASHINGTON PARK Skate Spot Spot GRAND OPENING October 9,2021 10:00 a.m. Noon 501 N. Rose St Escondido, CA92025 ESCONDIDO City Choice Kimley> Kimley>Hrn Horn NEWLINE SKATEPARKS PRIZES DEMOS FOOD MUSIC' Skate Spot Grand Opening

Hey Escondido, your Skate Spot is finished! Join us for a grand opening event on Saturday, October 9 from 10 a.m. to noon.

The Skate Spot is located in Washington Park. There will be skate demos, food, prizes and vendor booths.

Stop by and check it out, and bring your skateboard. See you there!

www.escondido.org/wa-park-skate-spot

Escondido Alley Art - Phase lll

Phase 3 of the mural project will launch this Saturday, October 9 at 5 p.m. This is the 2021 season conclusion of this dynamic project. Esco Alley Art is a three-phase project off of Grand Avenue on a historic 350-foot brick wall in downtown Escondido. Ten more murals from local artists will be unveiled for a total of 33 pieces. More information can be found at: www.escoalleyart.com

 

 

 

Queen Califia Anniversary

May be an image of bird and outdoors This October marks the 18th anniversary of Queen Califia's Magical Circle being open to the public. Niki de Saint Phalle's sculpture garden, located in Kit Carson Park, is her last major project and stands as one of only four large-scale sculptural environments designed and built by the artist and her studio. Stop by and explore the garden during October.

Normal operating hours:

  • Tuesdays - 9 a.m. - noon
  • Thursdays - 9 a.m. - noon
  • 2nd & 4th Saturdays of each month - 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

More information: escondido.org/queen-califias-magical-circle

 

BY THE NUMBERS

Business License:

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Code Compliance:

Total Code Cases (Year to Date)

1395

Public Works:

 

Graffiti Restitution:

 

Collected Past Week

Collected Year to Date

$150

$12,119.65

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT UPDATES:

 

Traffic Stop

On September 26, an officer conducted a traffic stop on a possible DUI driver. The suspect fled and tried to outrun the officer. While fleeing, the suspect dropped two bags. Once arrested, the officer recovered a handgun, ammunition (various caliber), and stolen IDs amongst other items.

Did You Know?

DUI evidence falls into five categories :

1. Driving symptoms (weaving, lane straddling, etc.)

2. Personal symptoms (slurred speech, bloodshot eyes, etc.)

3. Field Sobriety Tests ("walk-the-line", reciting the alphabet, etc.)

4. Incriminating statements ("I only had six beers")

5. Blood-Alcohol Evidence - Usually a breath test but sometimes a blood test. (Urine tests are now given in California only when breath or blood are not available.)

 

Social Media Situation

On September 28, officers responded to North County Fair regarding a report of a subject trying to rape a 16-year-old "live" via social media. It turns out that the allegation was not true. Officers fully investigated the claim and take these allegations very seriously. If you feel that you know of a child being sexually exploited online, you can report it here or visit the Cyber Tip Line .

 

Community Resources:

o Call 858-866-4356 or text "Hello" to 858-866-4356

o Access and Crisis Line: 888-724-7240

o It's Up to Us Campaign: www.Up2sd.org

o Get Connected. Get Help: Dial 211

o Non-Emergency Line: 760-839-4722

Donuts with the Chief

During National Night Out, Mayrin Alatorre won a prize of lunch with the Chief. Due to her school schedule, lunch was changed to donuts. On September 27, Mayrin visited the EPD to have donuts with the Chief, tour the building, and got to watch a K9 demo. Thanks for visiting, Mayrin!

Captain Cramer, Mayrin, and Chief Varso

Shop with a Cop

On September 30, the Escondido Police Department took 20 kids on a shopping trip to Target, funded by the Escondido Police Athletic League (PAL). The children were middle school students from Mission, Del Dios, Hidden Valley, and Rincon schools. Each child was paired with a member of the Escondido Police Department, a Probation Officer, or a Sheriff Deputy and were served dinner at the Escondido Police Department. Target rolled out the red carpet for everyone at the event and it was a great time! Special thanks to the Escondido Boys and Girls Club, PAL, the Rotary Club of Escondido, and Target.

 

September Abandoned Vehicle Data

 

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT UPDATES:

 

On September 28 the Fire Department responded to a private residence for a potential hazardous materials spill. Approximately one quart of Mercury had been spilled near an entry way and in a dumpster. The affected area was isolated to keep the residents from becoming contaminated. The San Diego HAZMAT team responded to the incident and safely removed the Mercury with no injuries. This is a very unusual occurrence and is a good reminder that Mercury is highly toxic and resilient on stationary items such as furniture, flat surfaces, and clothing. During any incident where hazardous materials are suspected, keep people away from the spill and immediately call 911.

On September 30, Firefighter Paramedic Camron Beauchamps returned from deployment as a Fire Line Paramedic on the Dixie Fire.

On October 2, the Fire and Police Departments responded to a small apartment fire at 928 S. Tulip St. The first units on scene were able to observe a small amount of smoke and flames coming from the back side of the building. The fire was extinguished by an Escondido Police Officer's use of a fire extinguisher. The origin of the fire was found to be inside a small trash can just inside the door of the laundry room. Escondido firefighters completed an inspection to insure no fire extended further into the structure. There were no injuries related to this incident and the cause is under investigation.

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT & ENGINEERING

 

Permits and Inspections:

Building Division

1. Counter staff conducted in-person meetings with 91 applicants, processed 83 applications, and issued 67 permits.

2. The total permit valuation for the week was $ 265,214.

3. Building inspectors completed 313 building inspections.

Field Engineering Division

1. Field Engineering processed 14 permits.

2. Field Engineering inspectors completed 219 inspections.

Development and Capital Projects Update:

Curious what's happening with development projects around the City? Below is a list of active projects currently in various stages of the development process. Items with bold text have been updated since last week's report. To learn about previous applications for residential and commercial development permits, please visit the Development Project Information Archive page or contact the Planning Division.

Commercial / Office / Industrial:

1. Interfaith Recuperative Care Facility/Hotel - (Developer: Interfaith) 555 N. Centre City Parkway - Conversion of the existing lodging facility (America's Best Value Inn) and construction improvements to establish a residential care facility designed to provide a variety of transient stays for at-risk individuals, homeless, etc. The Conditional Use Permit was approved by the Zoning Administrator on May 25, 2021. Grading, landscaping, street improvement, and building plans are currently under review.

2. Medical Office Building West - Palomar Health Hospital Campus (MOB-West, Developer Palomar Pomerado Health) - A three-story medical office/outpatient facility of approximately 72,000 square feet. Approval for design review was issued by the Planning Division on January 17, 2013. The applicant recently requested some changes to the zoning permits and a substantial conformance determination was approved March 5, 2021. Building permits were issued the week of September 20, 2021.

3. ERTC/Palomar Health Parking Structure (Developer: McArthur Construction). An application request was received on October 21, 2020 to build 1,906 parking spaces at the new hospital campus. The proposed parking garage is six stories. Approval for design review was issued by the Planning Division on April 4, 2021. Grading and building permits were issued for this project the week of September 6, 2021.

4. Carvana - (Developer: Jo Ryan, Carvana) 559 N. Hale Avenue - A vending machine car dealership, consisting of 5,800 square feet within an eight-tier glass and steel tower structure up to 75 feet in height. The project was approved by the City Council on August 23, 2020. Construction is underway and can be seen on the east side of Interstate 15.

5. Meyers Avenue Industrial (Developer: OnPoint Development) - 68,900 square foot industrial building on an existing 4.95 acre vacant lot located at 2351 Meyers Avenue. The application was originally submitted in November 2020, and is currently in the entitlement process.

6. Mercedes Benz Expansion - (Developer: Jody Stout, Integrity Design and Construction) 1101 W. 9th Avenue - A Master and Precise Plan modification to demo the existing dealership showroom and construct a new showroom, office, parts storage and service building. The project is still in the entitlement phase; however, the applicant is completing final revisions to the project materials in response to City comments. The project was approved by the Planning Commission at its July 27, 2021, meeting.

7. Raising Cane's Restaurant - (Developer: Ada Fermin, PM Design Group) 1280 W. Valley Parkway - A 3,744 square foot drive-through restaurant located on the east side of the southbound off-ramp on W. Valley Parkway. The project was approved by the Planning Commission on July 14, 2020. Construction is complete and the restaurant opened for business the week of September 20, 2021.

8. 7-Eleven Gas and Convenience Store - (Developer: Golcheh Group) 900 W. Mission Ave. - A 4,000 square foot convenience store with eight fuel dispenser pumps on the northeastern corner of Mission/Rock Springs. The project was approved by the City Council on January 13, 2021. Building plans were submitted for review on July 1, 2021, however grading, landscaping and public improvement plans remain outstanding.

9. Solaris Business Park Annexation - (Developer Whalen and Associates) 657 N. Country Club Lane - A four-lot, light-industrial and medical office complex on approximately 45 acres of land, just northwest of the Palomar Medical Center. The annexation will be processed as a new specific plan. The application is still in the entitlement phase. It is anticipated that an Environmental Impact Report will be prepared for this project.

Residential:

10. Oak Creek (Builder: KB Homes) - A 65 single-family home development on approximately 44 acres at Felicita Road and Hamilton Lane. City Council approved the project on March 4, 2015 and a map extension was approved by the Planning Commission on April 18, 2018. Building permits were issued for 45 homes the week of June 21, 2021, and construction is underway. Work is underway on the offsite improvements along Felicita Avenue. Lane closures and detours will be in place during portion of this work.

11. Conway Drive Subdivision (Developer: Conway Stanley Properties, LLC) - This project is a 41-lot subdivision on the west side of Conway Drive, both north and south of Stanley Place. The project would include 40 single-family homes and seven affordable condominium units. The application was submitted on June 3, 2021, and staff sent initial comments to the applicant on July 2, 2021.

12. Palomar Heights (Developer: Ninia Hammond, Integral Communities) - An approved land use development application consisting of the demolition and redevelopment of the old Palomar Hospital site with 510 multi-family units with 10,000 square feet of commercial space. This project was approved by City Council on February 10, 2021. The next step for the project's implementation involves the submission and approval of grading, landscaping, street improvement, and building plans. The City approved a design review submittal on June 11, 2021 to address some of the project's conditions requiring architectural building design changes. Grading and improvement plans, and final map were submitted for first round of review the week of July 5, 2021. Demolition permits were issued on August 12, 2021, and work is underway.

13. Del Prado (Developer: California West Communities) 2329 South Centre Parkway - A 113-unit townhome-style Planned Development located at the southwestern corner of Brotherton Road and the Centre City Parkway frontage road. The City Council approved this project on May 11, 2016. Building plans were submitted on May 20, 2021. The Final Map was approved by the City Council on May 26, 2021, and has recorded with the County Clerk. The contractor is currently completing the in-tract water and sewer main installation and has started the Brotherton Road street improvements. Building permits were issued for the first phase of construction the week of August 30, 2021.

14. Warmington (Developer: Warmington Residential California, Inc.) - A 62 air-space condominium development, consisting of 10, three-story buildings located in the Southern Entry District of the South Centre City Specific Plan at 2200 S. Escondido Boulevard. The project was approved by the Planning Commission on March 23, 2021. The Planning Commission is the final decision-maker for the project. Grading and building plans are under review by the City. A demolition permit was issued for the existing structure(s) the week of July 26, 2021.

15. Habitat for Humanity 10-Unit Condominium Development (Developer: San Diego Habitat for Humanity) - A 10-unit development at 245 E. El Norte Parkway. All units will be for sale to low-income households. This project was approved by City Council on February 10, 2021. Grading and building plans are currently under review.

16. North Avenue Estates (Developer: Casey Johnson) - A 34 single-family home development at North Avenue/Conway Drive. The project was approved by the City Council on January 10, 2018. Grading is currently underway on the site.

17. Apollo Residential Care (NOAA Group) - An assisted living and memory care facility, with 78 units accommodating 99 beds at 3141 East Valley Parkway. The project was approved on January 14, 2020. A request to add approximately 3,000 square feet of common space (no new units or beds), was approved by the Planning Commission on July 27, 2021.

18. Henry Ranch (Builder: Joe Martin, Trumark Homes) - A 97 single-family home development on 74.35 acres at the eastern terminus of Lincoln Avenue. The City Council approved this project on December 13, 2006 and the project is now under construction. The developer, Trumark, has nearly completed onsite water, storm drain and sewer utilities and is working on pedestrian ramps and sidewalks. Model homes are now open to the public, and the contractor is now focusing on new home construction. Work will be starting soon for the offsite storm drain improvements along El Norte Parkway and Lincoln Ave. Construction is expected to be completed in late December. Lane closures will be in place during the work on El Norte.

19. The IVY (Applicant: Howard Blackson, AVRP Studios) - The project, located on the corner of Second Avenue and North Ivy Street, was originally approved in 2019 with 127 units and a small commercial space, including 24 units allocated from the City's Density Transfer Program and density bonus units for the provision of several affordable housing units. The current application consists of a request for a modification to the approved project and would include 126 affordable residential units and potentially a child care facility in-lieu of the commercial space. The current request was submitted in January 2021 and is currently in the entitlement process.

20. The Villages at Escondido Country Club (Builder: Lennar Homes) 380 residences located on the former golf course off of Country Club Lane, north of El Norte Parkway. The project was approved by City Council on November 15, 2017 and the project is now under construction. The contractor is currently working on median improvements along Country Club Lane between Gary Lane and Nutmeg Street. Daytime single-lane closures are excepted during this phase of work.

Villages I - Work has started on the fitness center in the commercial village.

Village II - Rough grading is nearing completion.

Village III - Rough grading is nearing completion. The contractor is installing a new sewer manhole and main line at the intersection of La Brea and Country Club along with private water and sewer lines. In track curb and gutter have started to be placed.

21. Quince Street Senior Housing (Developer: Matt Jumper, 220 Quince, L.P.) 145 apartment units at 220 N. Quince Street - The five-story affordable senior housing apartment project was submitted on November 21, 2017. The City Council approved the project on October 23, 2019. The next step for the project's implementation involves the submission of and approval grading, landscaping, street improvement, and building plans. Building plans were submitted on May 10, 2021. Plan check review was completed the week of June 21. City staff will coordinate a building plan check resubmittal with the applicant.

22. Jack's Creek TR 951 and SUB 17-0026 - (Developer New Pointe Development). An approved 12-lot, single-family residential subdivision on 3.31 acres. The site is located at the westerly terminus of Jack's Creek Road, north of El Norte Parkway, addressed as 640 Oakwood Creek Glen, formally 2888 E. Washington Avenue. The project was approved by the Planning Commission on November 13, 2007 and an extension of time was approved on September 12, 2017. It is anticipated that this project will be completed within the next few weeks.

23. Casa Mercado Apartments (Developer: Paul Mayer, Pemcor) - A four-story, 120-unit apartment complex on 2.31 acres on Second Avenue and Pine Street. The City Council approved the project at its May 12, 2021 meeting. The next step for the project's implementation involves the submission and approval of grading, landscaping, street improvement, and building plans.

24. North Iris Residential Development (Developer: Hallmark Communities) - An application for a Master and Precise Development Plan and Tentative Map for 102 condominiums at the southeast corner of North Iris Lane and Robin Hill Lane. The project is still in the entitlement phase. The initial application was submitted on March 11, 2021. The City completed its review and issued a comment letter on April 9, 2021 regarding the completeness of the application (i.e. notice of incomplete application).

25. Canterbury Gardens Apartment Project (Developer: Kensington Canterbury Gardens, LLC) - A Plot Plan application was submitted on January 26, 2021 for the development of an apartment project at 2402 South Escondido Boulevard (the site of the Canterbury Gardens retail store). The project proposes to demolish the existing structures on the site and construct 44 townhome-style, market-rate rental units. Units will range in size from 1,028 to 1,254 square feet, will be three stories in height, and will have two to three bedrooms. The project is still in the entitlement phase.

26. Villa Portofino - (Developer: Chris Post, ATC Design Group) 15 apartment units in a three-story building with parking garage at 2690 S. Escondido Blvd. The project is still in the entitlement phase.

27. Hacienda De Vega Redevelopment - (Developer: Tony Cassolato) An approved proposed residential condominium development consisting of 42 three-story attached townhomes on 1.75 acres. The project was approved by the City Council on October 21, 2020. The next step for the project's implementation involves the submission and approval of grading, landscaping, street improvement, and building plans.

28. 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 Daley Ranch. The project is still in the entitlement phase and was deemed an incomplete application. A project webpage containing draft documents and plans can be accessed at the following link:

https://www.escondido.org/daley-ranch-resort-specific-plan.aspx

29. Fig Apartments (Developer Claude Marengo) - A 15-unit, three-story, multi-family residential apartment complex on 0.59 acres. The project is still in the entitlement phase.

30. Reed Road Assisted Living Facility (2525 Reed LLC) - A new residential care facility is proposed on a 4.2-acre site on 2525 Reed Road. The project is still in the entitlement phase.

31. East Valley Parkway Apartments (Developer: John Wurster) - A 50-unit mixed use affordable apartment complex consisting of four stories situated on a 21,000 square foot vacant parcel on the corner of E. Valley Parkway and Ivy Street. The project was approved by the Planning Division on June 21, 2021, and building, grading, landscaping, and public improvement plans were submitted on July 1st, 2021.

32. Nutmeg Condo General Plan Amendment (Developer: Jim Simmons, CCI) - A 137-unit townhome condo project, located on both sides of Nutmeg between I-15 and Centre City Parkway. The first phase of the project was approved by the City Council on November 20, 2019. The second phase was approved by the City Council on November 18, 2020. The next step for the project's implementation involves the submission and approval of grading, landscaping, street improvement, and building plans.

33. Harvest Hills, (Developer: Concordia Homes) - 550 unit residential subdivision, east of Rancho San Pasqual. A project webpage including draft documents and plans can be accessed at the following link:

https://www.escondido.org/safari-highlands-ranch-specific-plan.aspx

34. Mountain House - This project involves the build-out of a 39 lot residential subdivision on approximately 500 acres west of Mesa Rock Road in the northwest corner of the City. The Final Map for the project was recorded in 2006. Street improvements and other infrastructure have been installed, and pads have been rough-graded. The developer is currently processing precise grading plans, landscape plans, and model home permits, and is working with Vallecitos Water District on water line improvements. (This project was formerly known as High Pointe.)

35. Vermont Street Apartments - A 44 unit apartment complex located on the northeast corner of Vermont Avenue and South Escondido Boulevard. The project includes a density bonus request and would provide four affordable housing units. The project was submitted in May of 2019, with a recent resubmittal made in June of 2021. The project is still in the entitlement phase.

City Projects or Other Capital Improvement Projects:

36. Membrane Filtration and Reverse Osmosis ("MFRO") Facility - The MFRO will treat a portion of the City's existing recycled water supply from the Hale Avenue Resource Recovery Facility and blend it with recycled water that has not been treated by the MFRO process to produce water with a salt concentration appropriate for agricultural irrigation. The blended water will then be pumped to agricultural users. The MFRO Facility will provide high‐quality water that is low in total dissolved solids and chlorides to high-water-demand agricultural growers who serve a vital role in the City's economy. The location at 901 W. Washington Avenue was approved on April 3, 2019. The contractor, Filanc Brown & Caldwell Joint Venture, submitted building permits on March 9, 2021 and has received comments/corrections. Grading plans were approved on June 2, 2021 and the demolition of small structures on site is underway. Building plans have been resubmitted and are currently being processed.

37. Oakvale Road Realignment Project - The realignment of Oakvale Road is the precursor to replacing the Lake Wohlford dam. The current road alignment needs to be shifted to the south to provide room for the new dam. The work involves removal of approximately 56,000 cubic yards of existing rock slope, slope stability including tensioned rock bolts and wire mesh, drainage improvements, and constructing approximately 1,200 linear feet of new roadway section. The existing roadway will remain in service during construction. A construction contract with L.B. Civil Construction in the amount of $8,467,520 was approved by City Council on May 12, 2021. Construction began in early August and is scheduled to take one year to complete.

38. Lake Wohlford Replacement Dam - The project involves a new dam downstream (west) of the existing dam and partial deconstruction of the existing dam. The replacement dam would feature an outlet tower that is integrated into the dam's upstream face; the top of the existing outlet tower would be demolished, and the bottom of the existing outlet tower and the outlet pipe would be filled with sand and abandoned in place. The project would entail improvement and extension of an existing unpaved access road located west of the Lake Wohlford Marina, extending it to the right (north) abutment of the replacement dam. The project's EIR was certified on August 23, 2020. The next step for the project's implementation involves the submission and approval of permits and agreements by the wildlife agencies. In order to obtain environmental permits for construction, the City has prepared upstream restoration and mitigation plans, short-term and long-term habitat management plans, a watershed evaluation, perform field protocol surveys, and update the Jurisdictional Wetland Delineation survey. This project is partially funded by a California Proposition 1E grant. Assembly Bill 692 (AB 692) has been signed into law by the governor, extending the date in which Proposition 1E grant funds for this project can be expended from June 2023 to June 2028. The City is also applying for a WIFIA loan to fund up to 49% of the project costs.

39. Grand Avenue Vision Project - The Grand Avenue Vision Project is a streetscape improvement project for Escondido's historic downtown aimed at improving walkability and creating a more pedestrian-friendly environment. The following improvements are included as Phase I of the project: construct wider sidewalk on the north side of Grand Avenue between Maple Street and Broadway; remove center median islands between Maple Street and Kalmia Street; install 24 new street lights with decorative luminaires; installing decorative festoon (string) lighting across Grand Avenue between Maple Street and Kalmia Street; increase available parking by providing diagonal parking where feasible; and resurface the pavement between Escondido Boulevard and Juniper Street. In early August, downtown businesses were surveyed to get their feedback on the best schedule for construction of Phase I. The two options were to move forward with construction this fall, or to delay construction until after the holiday season. The majority of businesses preferred delaying construction until after the holiday season. As a result of this feedback, city staff is coordinating with the contractor and material supplier in order to start construction in January 2022.

40. School and Traffic Safety Projects - Each year the Traffic Commission prioritizes and funds traffic safety projects focused on improving pedestrian and vehicle safety. Projects are nominated by each School District, COMPACT, residents and staff. This year four priority projects were completed, including crosswalk improvements at Oak Hill and Citrus, crosswalk improvements on Lincoln Avenue near Pioneer Elementary, pedestrian countdown timers at five intersections and an Audible Pedestrian Signal at El Norte and Centre City Parkway that serves the sight impaired.

41. Spruce Street/Transit Center Pedestrian Bridge Project - Final channel planting has been completed along West Valley Parkway. Vegetation management will be conducted by the contractor for the area between Grand and Valley in the coming weeks as required by the environmental permits. Public Works continues to maintain the sections south of Grand as part of the City's storm drain system.

42. Escondido Creek Trail Crossings - The Project closes gaps on approximately 2.5 miles of the Escondido Creek Trail Bike Path by adding lighting, pedestrian signals, crosswalks, ramps and signage to seven intersections between Juniper Street and Citrus Avenue. Design is nearly complete. Bidding is anticipated during Fall 2021 with construction following soon after.

43. Citracado Parkway Extension - The project will extend Citracado Parkway between Andreasen and Harmony Grove Village Road, including a bridge over the Escondido Creek in the western portion of the City. In February, the Public Utilities Commission approved the relocation of electric transmission facilities necessary for the project. SDG&E has ordered the steel poles necessary for the relocation and expects to begin electric facility relocation in August. Bid and award of the actual road project is anticipated this summer with construction beginning in fall 2021 and completing in early 2023.

44. Juniper Elementary Safe Routes to School Project - The purpose for this project is to provide missing portions of sidewalk, curb and gutter, and Class II bicycle lanes along Juniper Street creating a continuous, separated pedestrian pathway near Juniper Elementary and provide Safe Routes to School information at Juniper, Oak Hill, and Central Elementary Schools. This project also involves modification of traffic signals at Juniper Street & Felicita Avenue and Escondido Boulevard & Felicita Avenue. The start of construction is estimated to be summer 2022.

45. Escondido Creek Trail - In 2020 the City was awarded $8.5 million from the California Department of Parks & Recreation through the Proposition 68 Parks and Water Bond Act of 2018 to improve approximately 4.5 miles of the existing Escondido Creek Trail (between Harmony Grove Road and Midway Drive) and add approximately 0.4 miles of new bicycle path (between Harmony Grove Road and the Citracado Parkway extension) to the linear park. This project will create a double-sided trail on approximately 1.7 miles; on one side will be the existing Class I bicycle path, on the other will be a new DG trail. Design is under way.

46. Washington Park Skate Spot - 501 N. Rose. The City recently awarded this project bid to Geocon Skateparks. When completed, the 7000-sf skate spot offer multiple features including a quarter pipe, pump bump, grind edge, banked hip with rail, and a 5-sided pyramid. The bid award was made by the City Council on April 21, 2021. Construction started on June 7, 2021 and is expected to take approximately three months. Construction of the skate spot is complete and a ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, October 9, 2021, at 10 a.m.

47. SDG&E 16" Gas Main Replacement - In January 2019, the CPUC's Safety Enforcement Division approved SDG&E's test or replace plan for Line 1600, a 16-inch natural gas transmission pipeline which was not strength tested in 1949 when it was constructed. This next phase of PSEP projects will include 19 separate projects that will take place in the cities of San Diego, Escondido and Poway, as well as the County of San Diego. Approximately 5.4 miles of replacement and 2.7 miles of strength testing are expected to occur in Escondido from 2020-2024. The portion of the project along Bear Valley Parkway (Phase II) has been installed and is on-line, and street restoration and striping are complete. Phase III, which will be the final phase in Escondido, is currently being reviewed by Engineering Department staff, and includes portions of Lincoln Avenue (between El Norte Parkway and Midway Drive), El Norte Parkway (Lincoln Avenue to La Honda Drive), and La Honda Drive (El Norte Parkway through Daley Ranch).

48. 2021 Street Rehabilitation and Maintenance Project - Phase I (Concrete and Tree Removal and Replacement): This year's work will be in the North West Zone, which is bordered by Broadway to the east, State Route 78 to the south and City limits to the north and west. The scope of work will include the removal and replacement of over 30,000 square feet of concrete sidewalks, driveways and cross gutters. 52 pedestrian ramps will be upgraded to current standards and approximately 90 new trees will be planted. All concrete repair and replacement, along with the asphalt patch back, has been completed.

49. 2021 Street Rehabilitation and Maintenance Project - Phase II (Street Repair and Rehabilitation): This year's work will continue in the North West Zone, which is bordered by Broadway to the east, State Route 78 to the south and City limits to the north and west. The scope of work will include over 1,100,000 square feet of street repair and over 3,500,000 square feet of street rehabilitation. The City has received and is reviewing bids for this work. Phase II is anticipated to start early fall.

50. Recycled Water Easterly Agriculture Distribution System - This project will extend recycled water pipelines from the Hogback Reservoir to agricultural customers located south and east of the reservoir and connect them to the City's recycled water system. The Project will construct and install approximately 9,400 feet of High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) pipelines ranging from 8-inches to 20-inches in diameter; approximately 400 feet of ductile iron pipelines ranging from 10-inches to 20-inches in diameter installed on steel pipe bridges; ten large service meter connections; and a 20-inch pressure reducing valve. A construction contract with S.C. Valley Engineering, Inc. in the amount of $5,883,214 was approved by City Council on July 14, 2021. Construction began in mid-August and is scheduled to take approximately 15 months to complete.

51. West Seventh Avenue and South Broadway Waterline Replacement Project - This project consists of construction of approximately 5,350 linear feet of 12-inch PVC pipe along West Seventh Avenue between Quince Street and South Broadway, and along South Broadway from West Seventh Avenue to 150 feet north of the intersection of South Broadway and West Valley Parkway. The project is in the final design stage and is anticipated to be advertised for public bids in September, 2021.

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