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A request for a General Plan Amendment, Zone Change, Site Development Plan, Special Use Permit, four Conditional Use Permits, and a Variance to allow the development of a 185,246 sf retail commercial center on 16.55 acres located at the southwest corner of Palomar Airport Road and El Camino Real. The General Plan Amendment will create new text and Land Use designation of General Commercial (GC) and change the existing land use from Travel Recreation/Commercial (T-R) and a portion (.87 acre) of Planned Industrial (PI) to General Commercial (GC). A Zone Change from Commercial Tourist- Qualified development overlay (C-T-Q) and Planned Industrial (PM) (.87 acre) to General Commercial (C-2-Q) will implement the new land use designations. The Special Use Permit is for the development adjacent to the El Camino Real Scenic Corridor. The Conditional Use Permits will allow gas station/carwash, drive thru facilities for the bank, and a modification of the entrance to the adjacent San Diego County Animal Control facility. The variance is for the modification of the overall and individual sign area and letter height allowance for the home improvement store. The project will modify the entrance to the San Diego County Animal Shelter, add a new signalized intersection on Palomar Airport Road, close the existing left turn lane onto the project site on northbound El Camino Real, and add new deceleration lanes for project entrances on Palomar Airport Rd and El Camino Real. The project will also modify the northbound left turn lane on El Camino Real to Palomar Airport Road to provide dual left turn lanes at the intersection and construct a separate eastbound right turn lane only lane on Palomar Airport Road at the El Camino Real intersection. The project will require grading with an import of soil material. The project site was formerly developed as the Olympic Resort and Spa, which included an 80 room hotel, restaurant, health club, spa, conference center, parking lot, tennis courts and a golf driving range.