San Diego River Park Master Plan

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of San Diego
Document Title
San Diego River Park Master Plan
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Open-water, Open-Space/recreation, commercial, residential, industrial, public land, public row
Document Description
The project includes the following actions: amendments to the General Plan, Mission Valley, Navajo, Tierrasanta and East Elliot Community Plans; Amendments to the Municipal Code as follows: Mission Valley Planned District; Overlay Zones/Community Plan Implementation Overlay Zone (CPIOZ) to include the San Diego River CPIOZ for the Navajo Community Planning area; and Overlay Zones/Mission Trails Design District. These sections of the Municipal Code would be amended to remove any language that would conflict with the proposed Project and to inset references to the Master Plan. The Draft Master Plan contains four major sections: Principles, Recommendations, Design Guidelines and Implementation. The seven Principles are the overarching goals against which all decisions should be tested. The Recommendations describe specific strategies for achieving the intent of the Principles. The Recommendations are further divided into the six reaches of the river that have unique characteristics and opportunities; Estuary; Lower Valley; Upper Valley; Gorge; and Plateau. The Design Guidelines provide guidance on the implementation of the specific elements within the two distinct areas of the Master Plan. The River Corridor consists of the river channel area including the floodway as well as development buffers intended to protect the water quality, hydrology and biological resources habitat adjacent to the River. Specifically, the River Corridor would include the existing 100-year floodway (as mapped by FEMA) plus 35 feet on either side of the floodway or as a minimum 135 feet on both sides of the River as measured from the high water line. Uses allowed in the river Corridor would be limited to passive recreation facilities identified in the Master Plan. The River Influence is the first 200' from the River Corridor on both sides of the River. Properties excluded from this are Mission Trails Regional Park and properties within a previously-approved Specific Plan. Uses allowed in the River Influence would be per the Municipal Code requirements. The Development Standards for the River Corridor and River Influence areas address site planning, architecture, and landscape architecture features that must be incorporated into the design of the proposed facilities. The last section of the Master Plan is the implementation section which describes the method for implementing the Master Plan.

Contact Information

Myra Herrmann
Agency Name
City of San Diego
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Diego, Santee
San Diego
Cross Streets
Sea Word Dr., Friars Rd, Morena Blvd, Fashion Valley Rd, Mission Center Rd, Mission Gorge Rd
State Highways
Hwy 8, 163, 5, 805, 15
San Diego Trolley
San Diego River
Other Location Info
Ocean Beach, Linda Vista, Mission Valley, Navajo

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), 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), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, Resources, Recycling and Recovery, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Development Types
Recreational (River Park Master Plan)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Community Plan, Master Plan, Community Plan: Amendment, Master Plan: Park
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Public Services, Recreation, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian

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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