STOP San Diego County from constructing a Live Well Center in Ivey Ranch/Rancho Del Oro
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We want to STOP San Diego County from building a Live Well Center in the Ivey Ranch/Rancho Del Oro Community to serve all of North County!
The County of San Diego is proposing to consolidate the existing (3) Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) buildings in Oceanside, into a single 99,500 square foot space and expand its services. They are proposing a 99,500 square foot office building with a 3-story parking garage at the northwest corner of Ocean Ranch Boulevard and Maritime Way. Services to be provided include Public Assistance, MediCal, and Adult Protective Services, among others. Ocean Ranch Center is Oceanside’s most prestigious industrial center and the city will not make any sales tax off a County facility (where as we might if something else were built there). Consequently, it’s not a good “economic development” move for Oceanside.
Ivey Ranch/Rancho Del Oro is a growing, close knit, family community and a true positive beat in the heart of Oceanside. We have worked hard to maintain our jobs, education, homes and are invested in the growth of this middle-class community. A "Live Well Facility" may be needed, but not at the Rancho Del Oro/Ocean Ranch Site!
Our community is already dealing with increased housing, over population of schools, and major traffic on our roads that they were not designed for. The City of Oceanside has announced that a new professional soccer field is being built next to the El Corazon Senior Center. A 20,000-person stadium that would need to access the same entrance of Rancho Del Oro and Ocean Ranch Blvd. This is already going to impact the community as El Camino High School is on Rancho Del Oro and the students walk along Ranch Del Oro home and to access the food establishments across the street from the proposed site. The roads into Oceanside were not built for this new traffic, especially with the new increase from the FED EX distribution building just down the street. The County expects about 365 staff and 600 clients at this Live Well Center per day and expects this to grow over the next 5 years to a staff of 450.
San Diego County is ALREADY rebuilding and expanding (significantly) their center on Mission and Barns – so if the Ocean Ranch location comes to fruition, there will be 2 LARGE centers treating people from ALL OF NORTH COUNTY– not just our residents.
All this impacts and brings risk to the four schools Coastal Academy, El Camino High School, Martin Luther King Middle School, and Ivey Ranch Elementary, located north and south of the proposed site. Students K-12 walk to and from school in this already busy area. Building a Live Well Center in this already busy area will further pose a safety threat for our children with heavier traffic and transients making their way to an inconvenient location.
The proposed site for the County Live Well Center, on Ocean Ranch Blvd, is not located close enough to the customers it serves. The center would serve the Aging and Independent population, Child Welfare Services, Medi-cal and low-income populations as well as Cash Aid and Cal Fresh customers. Many of these customers do not have adequate transportation and would be walking from the transit center on Oceanside Blvd, about ¾ mile uphill to the Live Well Center. Many of these customers are transient people pushing large carts of items uphill, as well as families with strollers and multiple children walking uphill. The back side of the site is a grass hill that leads directly to our neighborhoods and schools. This would be an area that transients would be walking down or up to access this site, again posing a safety risk to our children. The current site for these services, on Union Plaza Ct. has a very steady homeless/transient population living around it.
The local businesses in the complex across the street - ie: Marriot Residence Inn, Big Bob’s Pizza, Valerie’s and salons will certainly lose revenue with transients loitering in their area.
Although Oceanside may need a Live Well Facility, we do not believe it is needed at the proposed Ocean Ranch location and would better serve those in need if located near the freeway, public transit, and where other wrap around services are nearby ie; WIC, Community Clinics, Interfaith, Brother Bennos, Bread of Life, Court services.
We ask that you STOP the Ocean Ranch construction site of Oceanside’s Live Well Center!
Concerned parents and citizens of Ivey Ranch/ Rancho Del Oro
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