San Ysidro Freight Rail Yard Improvement Project

4 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
San Diego Association of Governments
Document Title
San Ysidro Freight Rail Yard Improvement Project
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Present Land Use
IL-3-1 (Industrial-Light;light industrial, office, and commercial uses), RS-1-7 (Residential-Single Unit) & SYIO-1-1, Industrial.

Document Description
The project consists of two new track extensions to the north that would provide additional storage capacity, as well as the ability to switch rail cars outside of the constrained operating windows without interrupting the trolley line. The new storage tracks and other revisions to track alignment would double rail car storage capacity. The improved truck access to the Rail yard would provide additional opportunities for cargo transfer (transloading) and would eliminate some regional truck traffic trips on freeways in the region. Truck access to the Rail Yard would be provided from East Beyer Boulevard via a new one-way, entrance-only driveway that would connect to an internal access road that would parallel the railroad tracks to the east. Trucks would exit the Rail Yard utilizing the existing driveway off East Beyer Boulevard, north of East San Ysidro Boulevard. Other improvements, such lighting and fencing, would be constructed for improved safety and security. The project includes drainage improvements to alleviate flooding and siltation which can occur at the Rail yard. During these times, the Rail Yard and tracks are not in service, which further exacerbates the operational constraints, and limits the efficient movement of goods in the region. The project would correct the drainage deficiencies by constructing storm drain facilities to accommodate flows during storm events, including detention and desiltation basins, grated catch basins, and storm drain pipelines. To accommodate the proposed improvements, it is anticipated that acquisition of approximately 12 abutting parcels to the east may be required. All but one of the parcels contains undeveloped land and one contains structural remains of a former ranch building and dirt driveways.

Contact Information
Rob Rundle
San Diego Association of Governments
401 B Street, Suite 800
San Diego, CA 92101

Phone : (619) 699-1949


32°32'50.6"N 117°1'52"W
San Diego
San Diego
Cross Streets
East Beyer Blvd/East San Ysidro Blvd.
Total Acres
State Highways
I-805 & 5
Beyer & Willow

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
SANDAG Transportation Committee
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
SANDAG, 401 B Street, Suite 800, San Diego, CA 92101


(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA

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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