~ This letter was posted by Alpine resident Lou Russo ~
Mr. Saldano informed me hat you had some questions regarding the Victoria Village Plaza project. I thought it may be best for me to respond directly to your questions and concerns. As you are aware, the project “Victoria Village Plaza” was approved on May 2, 2012 by the County of San Diego (it was also presented to the Board of Supervisors). This approval was based on the project as a whole which consisted of a mixed use building (retail/office/and residential). As a property owner, we simply provide a shell building for the tenant, and its the tenant’s responsibility to construct floor plans and receive proper permits.
As of now, there has been many people interested in leasing space in the Plaza (which is a great sign). Some of those tenants include various restaurants, retail services, and 7-11. In fact 7-11 is one of the first to agree to move forward with this site. The County will separately process each tenant’s plan. In fact, the APG may even weigh in on some of the tenants plans, if they are required to get any approval. In this case, since 7-11s plans include an ABC license, therefore the APG will be included.
I personally did not know that any plans were submitted or they were on the agenda for the AGP. I guess that is a good sign that they are moving forward, I will definitely will get updated on their status as well. Meanwhile, if you have any questions, feel free to contact me. I would be more than happy to discuss the details of this project.
Brian A. Garmo, ESQ