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San Elijo Hills Family Fall Festival

The long-awaited and highly anticipated San Elijo Hills Town Center is finally under construction! Ambient Communities broke ground on the Town Center in early August and began rough grading and underground utility work. To celebrate, Ambient Communities, along with Market Place tenants and newly-signed Town Center tenants, are sponsoring a “San Elijo Hills Family Fall Festival” on Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 10:00 am to 2:00 p.m. The event will be held at Town Square Park, located at the corner of San Elijo and Elfin Forest Roads. Local food, merchandise, music and family-friendly activities will be showcased. “We have received such a warm welcome from the community that we wanted to make the groundbreaking a community event,” said Duncan Budinger, Director of Retail Development at Ambient. “We are excited to bring this project to life and be a part of this special place. San Elijo Hills Family Fall Festival is the first of many exciting things to come.”

During the event, representatives from Ambient Communities will be on-site to provide project information and answer questions. Project information is also available by visiting

www.ambientcommunities.com/communities/mixed-use/san-elijo-hills-town-center/ The entire community is encouraged to attend and enjoy activities for the whole family! The event is free to the community.

In September, the foundations and slabs for Buildings A and B in Phase One will be completed. Vertical construction will begin shortly after and the buildings will start to take shape. Phase One Construction will continue throughout 2017, with an expected opening date of Summer 2018. Phase Two will follow close behind and is expected to open in Fall 2018.

There has been significant leasing interest as well, with multiple tenants already secured. For leasing information, please contact John Jennings at Jjennings@ngkf.com or Aaron Hill at aaronhill@ngkf.com; both of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank. They are also available by phone at (858) 875-5923. For all other inquiries, please contact Darcy Burke of Watermark Associates at 951-294-3190 or at dburke@watermarkassociates.com



Lane closures scheduled along San Elijo Road to accommodate street widening work for Double Peak School

Infrastructure work begins to pave way for new Double Peak School
Lane closures scheduled along San Elijo Road to accommodate street widening work 

Beginning Wednesday, Oct. 28, motorists can expect northbound lane closures along San Elijo Road and S. Twin Oaks Valley Road to accommodate roadway improvements critical to student, pedestrian, bicycle and traffic safety while paving the way for future access to the new Double Peak School. Starting early Spring 2016, southbound lane closures along the road will also be in place.

During the construction period, pedestrians will be routed to the trail on the west side of S. Twin Oaks Valley Road and bicyclists will be accommodated in a striped bike lane.

Roadway improvements associated with the construction of Double Peak School include extended turning lanes into the school site from both directions that will result in widening of the road, relocation of the center median, relocation of major utility infrastructure and the installation of traffic safety improvements at the intersection into the school.

Although two-way traffic will be maintained within the work area, traffic delays are anticipated and motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes if possible. Click here to view a detailed road work map. (Due to large file size, image download times may be slow). 

All lane closures are expected to be lifted by May 2016.

While these scheduled traffic impacts may cause short-term inconvenience, the work paves the way for long-term improvements to traffic flow and will provide access enhancements to the new Double Peak School that are critical to student and motorist safety.

Double Peak School, San Marcos Unified’s first K-8, will serve the communities in and around San Elijo Hills and offer a focus on music, arts and innovation. The highly anticipated grand opening will coincide with the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year.

For more information about Double Peak School, please contact Facilities Coordinator Chad Conrad at (760) 290-2646 or chad.conrad@smusd.org.

For more information regarding the associated lane closures, please contact the City’s contractor Mike Gussa with Lusardi Construction at (760) 497-3097 or mgussa@lusardi.com.

Construction projects happening at San Elijo Middle School

San Elijo Middle
With an ever-increasing need for shade at existing school campuses for the safety of the students at lunch and with the physical education programs, San Elijo Middle has been selected for shade shelter installation. In conjunction with the Shade Shelter project, the field and site facilities projects at San Elijo Middle School developed in response to the higher attendance demands and curriculum requirements on the physical education program.  SMUSD is removing the west end sand/volleyball courts and installing more basketball/volleyball hard courts. They are also bringing electrical and P/A speakers to the field area.

San Elijo Elementary Construction

You will see a lot of construction on the San Elijo Elementary campus during the summer and into next year. Lusardi Construction Company is working 6 days a week, 10 hours days to get ready for the opening of school August 24th.

As a temporary fix to accommodate increasing school population, 4 new portables are being added to the black top, near the existing 5th grade portables. For the long-term, construction on a new two-story building will start in January 2012. The new building will be locate near the lunch tables. The lunch area will also be increased in size. To accommodate the new building, the play structure next to the lunch tables will be moved closer to the other play structure. Also, two new KOC portables will be added next to the existing KOC area.

There will also be many new parking and traffic enhancements made next year. A left turn lane will be added on Schoolhouse Way, as well as more parking spaces. Current parking lot will be increased in size and the area in front of the school where students wait for pick up will be made larger. Funding for all of these enhancements, except for the KOC portables, which are funded by the KOC budget, is coming from developer fees and redevelopment funds.