Category Archives: San Elijo Hills News

Bent Avenue to Close June 30 for San Marcos Creek Project Construction

Construction Crew To Close Bent Avenue Between Discovery Street and Creekside Drive

San Marcos, CA—Construction continues on the $104M San Marcos Creek Project with the closure of south Bent Avenue between Discovery Street and Creekside Drive on Tuesday, June 30. The closure will allow for the roadway on Bent Avenue to be raised eight feet and the construction of a bridge over the Creek to prevent flooding. Bridge construction is expected to last a year.

Detours will be clearly marked, and businesses will be open. The City will post current road closures and detours on Waze to help motorists navigate the area. To learn more about the detours in place, watch the latest active construction update video.

In the coming weeks, additional roadwork is also anticipated in the project area, including work on Via Vera Cruz, between San Marcos Boulevard and Discovery Street, and work on Discovery Street, between Via Vera Cruz and Joy Court. Exact timing and details will be shared on the Creek project webpage when available.

What To Expect

Construction hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. In some areas of the Creek Project, construction hours may begin earlier than stated.

In the construction zone, please be mindful of the reduced speed limits. Drivers must adhere to the 25 mph speed limit for the safety of construction crews and others. Please remember to Honk Less and Wave More to keep San Marcos roads safe and friendly.

Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, construction crews are taking all recommended precautions to stay healthy and safe by following the guidance from public health officials, practicing social distancing and frequent hand washing on the construction site. For more information, read the Creek Project’s announcement regarding COVID-19.

Construction Alerts

The City encourages members of the public to visit the project website and sign up for alerts to stay informed throughout project construction:

  • Website: Visit www.san-marcos.net/creek for project information.
  • Text updates: Text SMCreek to 484848 to sign up for text updates.
  • Project hotline: Call 877-SMCREEK with any questions and a team member will respond within 48 hours.
  • Email: Email creek@san-marcos.net with questions or requests and a team member will respond within 48 hours.
  • Waze: We’ll also be posting alerts and closures on Waze during construction. Download the app so you can #KnowBeforeYouGo. bit.ly/creek-appbit.ly/creek- droid

Para información y actualizaciones en español, por favor visite la página de la ciudad: www.san-marcos.net/arroyo.

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Rouleur Brewing Company Neighborhood Pop Up Sale in San Elijo Hills 

Who: Craft Beer Lovers in San Elijo HillsWhat: Rouleur Brewing Company is offering Crowlers and Cans (4 Packs) of Fresh Beer for sale during it’s Neighborhood Pop-Up Sale 

Where: San Elijo Hills Town Square

When: Friday, April 24th, 2020 Time: 5-6 pm 

Why: You’re practicing social distancing but need great beer! You’re also helping support a great LOCAL craft brewery. How: Choose your beer styles and place orders online at https://rouleurbrewing.com/to-go-beer/Make sure to choose “Neighborhood Pop-Up” as your shipping method during Checkout. Orders must be placed by 2 pm on Friday 4-24-20.Bring your smile and Photo ID to the Rouleur Van between 5-6 pm to pick up your order (Must Match)

Other Notes: Please no gathering at the van. Please create a line from the van with at least 6 feet between you and others. Sorry, but no orders can be placed at the Van during the event. Orders for this “Neighborhood Pop Up” must be placed by 2 pm on Friday, April 24th, 2020. Stay safe and thank you!

https://rouleurbrewing.com/to-go-beer/

Message from Laura Fratilla – San Elijo Hills Community Association – Board President

Hi All,

I am the President of the San Elijo Hills Community Association. I wanted to reach out to say we have a great community with wonderful people who are helping one another.

At this time, I have a special concern for our elderly in San Elijo Hills. I would like to encourage everyone to reach out to their elderly neighbors (either by phone/email/note on the door). Let them know what you are willing to do to help them. All folks 65+ have been asked to self-quarantine.

I have reached out to San Elijo Hills Albertsons and requested that they have a time designated for seniors to shop during the week. Hoping this will minimize exposure for the older folks in our community. The manager told me he was going to try to get approval from corporate to implement that policy. I will keep you updated when they get back to me.

I also asked about ordering online with curbside pickup for all. He seemed to think that it was not feasible at this time but might consider it for the future.

Thank You – Laura Fratilla – San Elijo Hills Community Association – Board President

Coronavirus in San Diego County. information about patients under investigation and monitoring in San Diego County

The County of San Diego is working closely with federal and state agencies and the local healthcare community to monitor and test for the COVID-19 virus in the region. For information about coronavirus disease nationwide, visit the CDC website.

The tables provide information about patients under investigation (PUI) and monitoring in San Diego County. These tables are updated daily, Monday-Friday by 4:00 p.m.

General Plan Update Visioning Workshop #1 – Values, Vision and Opportunities

The City of San Marcos is embarking on a General Plan Update, and we want your input to help shape the future of our City. Join us for Visioning Workshop #1 – Values, Vision and Opportunities on March 11, 2020, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

This event is the first in a series of Visioning Workshops. The schedule is as follows:

  • Workshop #1
    Values, Vision and Opportunities
    Wednesday, March 11, 2020, from 6:30- 8:30 p.m.
    San Marcos Senior Activity Center, 111 Richmar Avenue, San Marcos CA 92069
  • Workshop #2
    Land Use and Housing
    Wednesday, March 25, 2020, from 6:30- 8:30 p.m.
    San Marcos Community Center, 3 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069
  • Workshop #3
    Circulation and Mobility
    Thursday, April 9, 2020, from 6:30- 8:30 p.m.
    San Elijo Recreation Center, 1105 Elfin Forest Road, San Marcos, CA 92078

For more information and additional ways to participate in the General Plan Update process, please visit www.sanmarcos.generalplan.org,

Local San Elijo Hills Resident Patrick Hadley’s New Startup Biglio

SEH Resident Spotlight: 

Local San Elijo Hills Resident Patrick Hadley’s New Startup Biglio 

Chosen as Quarterfinalist in San Diego Angel Conference: 

Patrick Hadley is a 10-year resident of SEH and a San Marcos business owner who’s newest venture has been chosen as a quarterfinalist in this year’s San Diego Angel Conference. 

San Diego Magazine once called Hadley “The Comic-Con Marketing Guru” for his award-winning events for clients like FOX, Cartoon Network and Turner Broadcasting. Hadley has since sold his marketing company and has created Biglio, a new software platform that he saw was missing in the world of marketing and events. 

After receiving 105 applications from companies seeking $200,000 in funding as part of the second annual San Diego Angel Conference, participating investors narrowed the field to 27 quarter-finalists following a month of review. Biglio, along with the other top companies will present a 3-minute pitch later this month to the investors for a chance to advance in the competition. The new company will be launching in March 2020. 

Not only is Hadley a serial entrepreneur and a business startup expert, he is also a community leader having coached for the Matrix youth soccer organization for many years. He is married and has two teenage children that attend San Marcos High School. 

For more information on Patrick Hadley or Biglio, please follow the links below:  

https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrickhadley/

biglio.com

“Reidy” For A New Year; A Creek Makeover

“Reidy” For A New Year; A Creek Makeover

Earlier this fall, a long-overdue restoration project began at Reidy Creek! Although the Conservancy is The Escondido Creek Conservancy, its conservation focus is the entire Escondido Creek watershed, which contains additional tributaries (drainages), including Reidy Creek. Escondido residents may know Reidy Creek as the creek that runs behind the Escondido Police Department headquarters, and by the community garden. Enhancing and improving Reidy Creek provides an opportunity to showcase what other creeks in the watershed could become: ribbon parks bisecting the city with beautiful native trees and plants, clean water, and–perhaps in the future–safe walking and biking trails for local residents.

“During the restoration process, we’ve had many residents and neighbors near Reidy Creek—some having lived here over 20 years—expressing gratitude towards the project,” said Juan Troncoso, Conservation Associate for The Escondido Creek Conservancy, “They are grateful for the natural beauty and recreational value we are returning to their backyard.”

The portion of Reidy Creek behind the Escondido Police Department has become an area of public safety concern over the last decade, due to unauthorized encampments and resultant trash and water pollution. In recent years, the City of Escondido has been working to address these issues. Last year the City and CalFire began a program to reduce non-native plants in Reidy Creek and remove trash and hazardous waste, which has greatly improved the area. “We really appreciate all the work The Escondido Creek Conservancy has organized so far. The removal of overgrowth and non-native plant species has really helped open up this waterway and has had a positive effect on our community,” says Justin Frasor, Community Manager of Reidy Creek Apartments.

In September, the Conservancy began a multi-year program to remove hundreds of non-native trees and plants that are choking the creek and taking up space that might otherwise be used by native plants and wildlife. Reidy Creek is an especially important tributary because it remains relatively natural, unlike Escondido Creek—much of which has been lined with concrete within the urban portion of the city. Thanks to funding from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife Watershed Restoration Grant Program, students from the Urban Corps of San Diego county controlled invasive, non-native plants in the understory at Reidy Creek. This involved distinguishing between native and invasive plants, and using multiple methods for control. Corps members will return throughout the spring and in the next two years to continue removing invasive understory plants and emerging palm trees, thereby shifting the plant community back toward a native one.

The Conservancy will also expand its Conservation Fellowship program next summer so high school students living near the creek can participate in the restoration and witness the transformation. Nearby residents will also be able to participate in summer nature walks and bird watching near the creek so that they too can witness the transformation!

If you’re interested in participating in the restoration or learning about the Conservation Fellowship, please email Nathan Serrato, nathan@escondidocreek.org

Gershman Properties Buys San Elijo Hills Town Center in San Marcos for $16 Million

Lourdes Mexican Food, Starbucks Coffee, Grand Vision Optometry and San Elijo Pediatric Dentistry are tenants at San Elijo Hills Town Center in San Marcos, California.

Gershman Properties has purchased San Elijo Hills Town Center, a lifestyle center located at 1620, 1628, 1640 and 1646 San Elijo Road in San Marcos. Ambient Communities dba SEH Lifestyle Center LLC sold the asset for $16 million. Built-in 2019, the property features 23,076 square feet of retail space. Current tenants include Starbucks Coffee, Cyclebar, Everbowl, Sourdough Bread Co., Tapa Tapa Spanish Restaurant, SETS Kitchen & Bar, Lourdes Mexican Food, Grand Vision Optometry, San Elijo Pediatric Dentistry and Downtown Academics Tutoring. Rob Ippolito, John Jennings and Glenn Rudy of Newmark Knight Frank represented the seller in the transaction.

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