Archive for August, 2012
County land use officials have started accepting applications from builders, environmentalists, property owners, planning or sponsor group members, and planning or land-use consultants who want to be part of a new citizen review committee to help improve the County’s land use permitting process.
County Supervisors established the “Land Development Performance Review Committee” earlier this month and are expected to appoint the group’s seven members this fall.
Applications can be found on the current Department of Planning and Land Use’s website and returned to the County Land Use and Environment Group (LUEG) by mail — care of Megan Jones, LUEG, County Administration Center, 1600 Pacific Highway, Room 212, San Diego, Ca., 92101-24701 — or by email at Megan.Jones@sdcounty.ca.gov.
New Builder Members:
Nakhshab Development & Design
Tri Pointe Homes
New Subcontractor/Associate Members:
Development Design & Engineering
DSM Masonry, Concrete, & Tile
E4 Control Systems
Haynie Law Group
MVE & Partners
Shultz Audio Visual
Urban Corps of San Diego County
The upcoming ICON Show, scheduled for September 14th at the Westin Gaslamp, will see the introduction of the “Builder of the Year” Award. This prestiguous industry-wide recognition, which comes with legitimate bragging rights, shall be announced that evening as the last and most coveted Award of what already promises to be a spectacular event. It is akin to awarding and winning “Best Movie of the Year” at the Oscars. Rather than focus on excellence and leadership in sales or community design, the Builder of the Year Award, goes to that member who stood alone in the sum total of their support to the industry through the Association. The recipient shall be that builder member who outshone the rest of the field through their great measure of involvement with every aspect of the BIA. The Builder of the Year Award is a fitting tribute to the selfless devotion by an extraordinary building company thanks to whom the industry is better off. We can’t wait to make the happy announcement!
For complete list of Icon finalists, click here.
BIA is currently seeking industry professionals who desire to serve on the 2013 BIA Board of Directors.
The Board’s composition includes builders, trade contractors and associate members.
For information or to obtain an application form, contact Nancy Diamond firstname.lastname@example.org 858-514-7005.
Deadline for applications is September 4th.
(Temporary Assignment Dates: Approx. Oct 1, 2012 to Feb 15, 2013)
BIA seeks persons who may be interested in applying to BIA for a “temporary” accounting manager position while BIA’s Comptroller, Kellie Coon, is on maternity leave. Temporary (“approximate”) assignment dates are: Part-time October 1-31, 2012 and full-time November 1, 2012 to February 15, 2013. Responsibilities for the position include financial record keeping for the Association and oversight of the Association’s assets, revenues and obligations, AP/AR, budget and financial statement preparation. The position requires a minimum of a B.A. Accounting/Financial Management.
If you, or anyone you know, may be interested in submitting a resume, or to receive a position job description, please contact: Kellie Coon, Comptroller ~ email@example.com ~ 858-514-7028 (direct)
Deadline for resume submission – August 31st.
BIA staff looks forward to the additional of a team member to fill the position.
Last week the “BIA Divas” again gifted the Association with their talent and expertise by reframing and showcasing BIA Past Presidents and Chairmen photos in the Board Room. As BIA proudly approaches its 75th Anniversary next year (1938-2013) we want to showcase our leaders who have guided our Association through the years.
Many thanks to the “Divas”, Lora Heramb, Dawn Davidson, Sandy Perlatti, Alice Cummings, Eve Hager Hudgins, Peggy O’Connell-Brady, Barb Nagle-Statler, Loisene Copeland and Jennifer Locke. The steady hand and level eye of Matt Brady placed each photo in the Board Room with Bill Davidson’s expert assistance. Many thanks for ensuring our history reminds us all of the dedication of our BIA leadership.
Stop by the Board Room, enjoy our heritage and a bit of BIA history!
The Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB) is having its 4th Stakeholders Workshop this Wednesday, August 22nd at Vista City Hall in the community room. At this meeting a detailed discussion will be held regarding the implementation of the rules in the proposed permit. BIA’s representatives will be presenting alternative concepts that will allow for the desired outcomes without the proscriptive language in the proposed permit. BIA’s engineering team has been working for almost 6 months on digesting and formulating alternative compliance solutions. Typically these permits are very theoretical and BIA’s team has been charged with making it “more workable”. For over 20 years BIA member companies have been dealing with these permits and now the focus has turned towards the entire business community as a whole. BIA is working with many partners in the business community to offer an alternative solution that achieves similar or better results without the heavy handed mandate typified in past permits. An additional Stakeholder workshop on hydromodification has been added for Thursday, August 30th at a location TBD.
For additional information contact BIA Policy Advisor Mike McSweeney at 858-514-7004.
Contact the BIA if you’d like to be a $500 or $300 sponsor for this exciting family-friendly event that includes a live band, beer, home smoked pulled pork sandwiches and a raffle. A portion of the proceeds will go towards our friends at STAR/PAL, serving inner city youth through interaction with police and probation officers. Save the date for Oct 6th! Aztecs vs University of Hawaii at Qualcomm Stadium.
Click here to go to the event registration page!
SAN DIEGO (August 1, 2012) – On August 18, be among the first to preview floor plans and architecture at Voscana, a new townhome community created by Shea Homes San Diego in Carlsbad. Coffee and morning snacks will be served beginning at 10 a.m. at 1603 Fairlead Avenue at the intersection of Poinsettia Lane and Cassia Road.
A priority list is now forming in anticipation of next month’s grand opening. The first phase of homes will be available for move-in by the end of the year. For more information, call 1-866-OWN-SHEA or visit http://www.sheahomes.com/community/voscana.
Located within the gates of a private community, Voscana features five two- and three-story floor plans measuring approximately 1,410 to 1,959 square feet, including 2 to 3 bedrooms and 2.5 to 3.5 baths plus a private patio and two-car attached garage. Amenities will include common area landscaping, lounge style barbecue areas, bocce ball court and tot lot. Pricing is expected to start in the low $400,000s.
“Because of the flexibility of these floor plans and our competitive pricing, we expect Voscana to attract first-time and move-up buyers, as well as empty nesters wanting to downsize,” said Vanessa Linn, vice president of sales and marketing for Shea Homes San Diego.
Convenient in-home technology innovations include a 2gig wireless system to control security, lighting, heating, and Kwikset Homeset keyless entry from any Smartphone or tablet.
Located within the Carlsbad Unified School District, children living in Voscana will attend Poinsettia Elementary School, Aviara Oaks Middle School and Carlsbad High School. Other private school opportunities in the area include the Grauer School and Pacific Ridge School.
Shea Homes San Diego is now selling homes in the following areas:
In the heart of Mission Valley, Origen skyLoft and Origen socialGarden at Civita offer three- and four-story loft style townhomes ranging from 1,390 to 2,110 square feet, priced from the low $400,000s.
Del Sur in San Diego features attached homes at Mandolin, now priced from the mid $400,000s.
Encinitas new homes at Seaside have 3,243 to 4,826 square feet and prices from the low $1 millions.
At Windingwalk in Chula Vista, one home remains at Amber (priced in the high $400,000s) and final homes and models are now selling at Clover (from the high $200,000s).
Lomas Verdes in Chula Vista offers attached homes at Mosaic priced from the low $200,000s and detached homes at Tapestry priced from the low $300,000s.
Bella Lago in Chula Vista features luxury homes at Aria, where homes priced from the low $600,000s span as much as 3,969 square feet on average home site of 15,000 square feet.
Shea Homes, an independent member of the Shea family of companies, is the oldest and largest family-owned homebuilder in the United States. For the second year in a row, Shea Homes has earned the prestigious J.D. Power Customer Service Champion recognition, one of only 50 companies to earn such a distinction in 2012. Honored in the company of such respected brands as Apple, Lexus, Four Seasons Hotels and Southwest Airlines, Shea Homes is one of only two American homebuilders to receive this recognition.
To reach Shea Homes San Diego, call 858-526-6590 or visit www.sheahomes.com.
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