Workshop on development plans for Hanson property construction, including K-8 school near Cal State San Marcos

Early Design Concept for Hanson Property in San Marcos

A public workshop was held Monday night (4.30.12) to discuss potential development plans for the Hanson Property near Cal State San Marcos. Representatives for the city of San Marcos, San Marcos Unified School District, and the developer presented.  The casual workshop was designed to gain feedback from the surrounding communities and answer questions. About thirty San Marcos residents attended the session at City Hall.

Basic Design Concept for new K-8 School

New K-8 School 1st phase would be K-8 School to be constructed on the west side of the property on Twin Oaks Road; North of the future site of South Lake Park. Construction would included sports fields and a gymnasium. The school would have two access points for car traffic. The school is expected to have one unified release schedule for all grades K-8. A new stop light would be placed on Twin Oaks Road. Construction would take 12-18 months with the school opening September 2015. The San Marcos School District will hold public workshops in the future regarding enrollment boundaries for San Elijo Hills & Discovery Lake area and new construction.

Project components

Realignment of the South Lake reservoir spill way to flow around school site.

Construction of access to the school site and future South Lake Park.

A temporary rock crusher to facilitate the grading operation located on the proposed school site north of South Lake Park site.

Creation of wetlands restoration area. Future extension of Santa Barbara Drive to Twin Oaks Valley Road.

Trail connections to Double Peak Park, Discovery Lake and South Lake Park using large band of open space flowing off Double Peak Park.

3-5 acre park with active uses fields.

Residential (Rancho Coronado) development of two parcels, the market and zoning will dictate design and density.

South Lake Park construction is separate from this project and has no defined timeline at this time.

The plan for the park has evolved because of funding issues around dissolution of redevelopment agency and environmental concerns. The reservoir is owned by The Vallecitos Water District.

For more information contact Garth Koller, Principal Planner, in the planning division 760 744-1050 ext 3231 or visit the Development Services counter during the week 7:30 am. -5:30 pm.

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