Escondido Triple-A Minor League Baseball Ballpark (AZ 10-0002)


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Escondido
Document Title
Escondido Triple-A Minor League Baseball Ballpark (AZ 10-0002)
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
The site is in an urbanized area developed with a mix of uses including the City Public Works Yard, administrative offices, a substance abuse treatment center, a bus storage and maintenance facility and a private plumbing supply business. The site is zoned Light Industrial (M-1) and General Industrial (M-2).
Document Description
a) A Disposition and Development Agreement (DDA) to assist in financing and to implement construction of a Triple-A (AAA) Minor League Baseball (MiLB) ballpark; and b) An amendment to the Escondido Zoning Code to allow Ballparks and Stadiums in the Industrial Park (i-P), General Industrial (M-1) and Heavy Industrial (M-2) zones subject to a planned development or conditional use permit, and to allow Government Services as a permitted use in these zones. The proposed 244,240 gross square foot (gsf) ballpark would provide seating for 9,000 persons with ~ 7,500 fixed seats and an additional 1,500 persons accommodated within a lawn area, general-admission bleachers and private suites. The ballpark would also include restaurant space, concession stands and a team retail store. Parking for the ballpark would be accomplished through a combination of dedicated surface parking lots, existing on-street parking, and public parking lots, all located within a 20-minute walk of the facility; up to 331 spaces are proposed on the ballpark site. The southern 650-foot long segment of N. Spruce Street would be vacated and rerouted around the ballpark, north of its intersection with Norlak Avenue and existing utilities (i.e., water, sewer, stormwater) beneath the road would be relocated. Several off-site potable water lines in Norlak Avenue and Quince Street would be required to meet fire-flow requirements. The proposed ballpark would require the demolition of ~ 125,700 sq ft of existing structures, including the City Public Works Administrative offices, a private plumbing business, a North County Transit Development (NCTD) bus storage facility, asphalt/concrete hardscape and street-side landscaping. The NCTD bus storage facility, some of the Public Works operations and up to 844 parking spaces would be relocated onto the City's western Public Works Yard. The preliminary project construction schedule indicates that construction activities would commence in Winter 2011 and be completed before the Spring 2012 baseball season (i.e., April 2012).

Contact Information

Barbara J. Redlitz
Agency Name
City of Escondido
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Diego
Cross Streets
N. Spruce St. at Norlak Avenue
Total Acres
15.3 ac ballpark
Parcel #
232-090-28, 44, 54, 57, & 72; 232-091-28 & 29
State Highways
SR 78, 115
NCTD Sprinter
Del Dios MS
Escondido Creek
Other Information
Total acres: 10.32 ac parking lot

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Public Health (CDPH), California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region 9 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, Other - Public Comments
State Reviewing Agency Comments
Other - Public Comments
Development Types
Other (9,000 seat baseball stadium (200 employees) & parking), Transportation:Local Road (Major Road)
Local Actions
Use Permit, Zoning Code Amendment Agreement
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation

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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