San Diego Unified School District considers project to turn school site into homes, retail space

Posted at 8:08 AM, Jun 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-19 12:27:38-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - The San Diego Unified School District’s board will decide Tuesday whether to approve a real estate project at one of its school sites.

The proposed Scripps Mesa Joint Occupancy Project would be located in the Miramar Ranch North neighborhood, at the intersection of Scripps Poway Parkway and Spring Canyon Road, where the old E.B. Scripps Elementary School once was and where Innovations Academy is now.

If the project is approved, Innovations Academy would be moved to a new location.

The district would lease the land for 66 years to the Monarch Group, a private real estate investment and development firm based out of La Jolla.

Monarch Group would transform the 6.7-acre project site into a multi-family residential area that includes 264 apartment units, a community garden, a student makerspace and community center building.

Many residents are opposed to the idea, citing reasons such as overcrowding, traffic, pedestrian safety and air quality. Those opposing the project are expected to voice their concerns at the board meeting scheduled for 5 p.m.

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