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Scripps Ranch lot on list for housing

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer

Scripps Ranch lot on list for housing

The current Park & Ride lot at 12016 Scripps Highlands Drive, next to Yanni’s Bar and Grill, is on the list of eight city-owned properties available to build for “housing for most vulnerable residents,” according to a press release from the Mayor’s Office dated May 7.

The property has the zoning potential for permanent supportive housing (PSH) units, which appears to be the intended use, according to the Mayor’s press release. Permanent supportive housing is intended to address the needs of “chronically homeless people,” according to a definition by the National Alliance to End Homelessness. 

Here is part of the announcement:

“As part of his effort to create more housing for the City’s most vulnerable residents, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer today announced he will make eight City-owned properties available to developers with the goal of building nearly 200 permanent supportive housing (PSH) units.

The City’s Real Estate Assets Department (READ) evaluated dozens of City-owned properties, including sites recommended by City Council offices, for housing potential. Other properties that weren’t in use but are currently zoned for residential and PSH were also assessed. …

“The City identified eight properties – located in six of the nine City Council districts – that have the potential to allow for construction of up to 198 PSH units … A request for proposals (RFP) is expected to be issued in June to lease five of (the) properties. A subsequent RFP will be issued to sell the remaining properties to builders. Winning proposals will be presented to the City Council this fall.

“Permanent supportive housing is housing with no limit on length of stay that is linked to on-site or off-site supportive services that assist residents in retaining housing, improving one’s health status, and maximizing one’s ability to live and, when possible, work in the community.

“Since 2014, the City of San Diego has helped more than 7,500 people find a permanent or long-term home with assistance programs, including rapid rehousing, family reunification, housing vouchers and landlord engagement. Interim programs, such as the Safe Parking Program and the City’s three Bridge Shelters, help people stabilize their situation while they access resources critical to getting them ready for long-term housing.”

The property in Scripps Ranch at 12016 Scripps Highlands Drive is a 1.142-acre lot, known as the Miramar Ranch Park & Ride, and is within the Miramar Ranch North planning zone.

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