San Marcos Creek Specific Plan and Creek Improvement Project

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of San Marcos
Document Title
San Marcos Creek Specific Plan and Creek Improvement Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
The planning area vicinity includes four existing land uses: commercial, residential, industrial (non-conforming) and institutional. West San Marcos Boulevard is a predominantly retail commercial corridor with industrial land uses to the north and south. Residential land uses are located to the south and west of Discovery Street. Institutional uses are located primarily outside the planning area to the north, west and south.
Document Description
The 248-acre project includes three primary components: 1) implementation of a Specific Plan, 2) roadway and infrastructure improvements, and 3) floodway improvements to San Marcos Creek.

Contact Information

Jerry Backoff
Agency Name
City of San Marcos
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Marcos
San Diego
Cross Streets
Grand Avenue, San Marcos Boulevard
Total Acres
State Highways
SR 78
San Marcos Creek, Second San Diego Aqueduct

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
Cal Fire, California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region 9 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Housing and Community Development, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Department of Water Resources, Office of Emergency Services, California, Other Agency(ies), Resources Agency, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Development Types
Residential (Units 2,300), Office (Sq. Ft. 589,000), Commercial (Sq. Ft. 1,265,000), Other (Floodway improvements to San Marcos Creek), Transportation:Other (SR78 Bridge and Culvert Replacement)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Specific Plan, Rezone, Use Permit, Land Division (Subdivision, etc.)
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hydrology/Water Quality, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Schools/Universities, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildlife, Other

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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