Save Carmel Mountain Ranch from development!

If case you’ve been living under a log, our CMR Golf Course closed abruptly and unexpectedly in July of 2018. The owner will only consider selling to a housing developer at this time. Many attempts to contact him have been met with silence and unreturned phone calls/emails. New Urban West (NUW) currently has permission from the city to develop a usage plan. If you have an interest in seeing the golf course kept as open space, you should consider visiting the sites below to make an informed choice:

  • CMR United! is the central site for opposition to all housing development in Carmel Mountain Ranch. Their website contains many alternatives and options for development of the golf course that do not include housing development, and they are our strongest supporter against development. They also regularly put up new status information regarding the progress of NUW’s efforts. Please visit them and read through their documents, including counter proposals.
  • CMRVision.com – This is NUW’s marking site for how they would develop the golf course property, putting new homes, condos/townhomes, and apartments on the open space.
  • Some info on the NUW plans: Google Search
  • Carmel Mountain Ranch/Sabre Springs Community Council (CMRSSCC) – A community-focused recommendation group to the city planning department. CMRSSCC has opposed development of the golf course property. The CMRSSCC meets monthly on the second Wednesday of each month at the Carmel Mountain Recreation Center at 6:30pm. This meeting is open to the public.
  • CMRSSCC has a sub-committee specifically devoted to monitoring the golf course development plans. This group meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month, also at the CMR Rec Center, at 6:30pm. This meeting is open to the public.
  • There is a GoFundMe page to offer financial assistance to CMR United’s efforts to oppose the development of the golf course.

Another housing development happening is that New Pointe Communities (a Rancho Bernardo company) currently has permission from the city to develop a usage plan for a 48-unit apartment complex across from the CMR Rec Center. If you would prefer not to have a huge apartment building show up there, you should consider visiting the sites below to make an informed choice:

  • New Pointe Communities (NPC), which is not related to NUW, is trying to develop a multi-story apartment complex on top of the old Park-n-Ride garage structure across from the CMR Rec Center (near Oggis and Starbucks). The property is zoned for 8 apartments, but NPC wants to build 48 units on the same parcel. CMRSSCC has also voted against this development, however the city has allowed NPC to begin planning.
  • Some info on the NPC plans: Google Search
  • There is a petition to ban the proposed NPC structure, if you wish to sign it.
  • The CMRSSCC has a sub-committee specifically devoted to following the NPC development efforts.

The CMR Home Owners Association (HOA) (under Walter’s Management) has no direct control of the golf course, nor are they responsible for open space maintenance (the golf course is privately owned property), but they have been supportive of efforts to oppose housing development on the course. Feel free to contact them if you wish to voice your opinion. The HOA Board meets monthly on the second Tuesday of each month, at the former CMR Golf Course Estate Building, at 6pm.

The CMR HOA also has a golf course sub-committee. Limited details can be found here.

The San Diego City government structure is also involved in these decisions:

  • San Diego Urban Planning Department – The San Diego City overseeing agency sponsoring the CMRSSCC board and sub-committees.
  • Our area Councilman is Mark Kersey: (619) 236-6655,
  • Visit NextDoor.com and search in the CMR and Sabre Springs communities for more local discussions from neighbors.

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