PHG 09-0009 (Escondido Drive-In General Plan Amendment)

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Escondido
Document Title
PHG 09-0009 (Escondido Drive-In General Plan Amendment)
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
The Subject site is located adjacent to Quince Street on the east, Washington Avenue on the south, and Mission Avenue on the north in the City of Escondido, County of San Diego, addressed as 635 W. Mission Avenue. The project site is comprised of three privately-owned parcels (APNs 228-270-72, -73 and -77) and one City-owned parcel (APN 228-270-57) known as the Reidy Creek Flood Control Channel. The property is split between two General Plan designations: Light Industrial and General Commercial. Parcel 228-270-77 has a General Commercial (GC) designation in the northern half of the block, and a Light Industrial (LI) designation in the southern half of the block. The corresponding zoning designations are Light Industrial (M-1), Commercial General (GC), and Flood Control Channel (FCC). The subject site is within an urbanized area of the City where a variety of industrial, commercial, public works, and residential uses exist. The property currently is the location of the Escondido Swap Meet, which originally was established in 1971 as an accessory use to the Old Escondido Drive-In movie theatre built in 1966. The swap meet operates under previously approved Conditional Use Permits (City File Nos. 95-12-CUP, 97-06-CUP and 98-38-CUP) and the site supports retail commercial type uses and a farmers market with approximately 150 or more vendors selling a wide range of retail merchandise and service, along with food and restaurant vendors.
Document Description
The proposed project consists of a General Plan Amendment to change the underlying General Plan Land-Use Designation of 11.62 acre of privately-owned land and 2.54 acres of City-owned land from Light Industrial (LI) and General Commercial (CG) to Planned Commercial (PC), bringing the site area to a total of 14.16 acres. The proposed drat General Plan language would limit the future development and uses to a maximum cumulative Average Daily Traffic of 12,160 ADT to maintain a General Plan Circulation goal of level-of-service "C" along identified street segments. The site is anticipated to be developed in the future as a mixed-use project including commercial, office and limited light industrial components. The swap meet use would continue to operate under the current Conditional Use Permit provisions until such time the project site is redeveloped. There are no specific development proposals associated with this General Plan Amendment.

Contact Information

Jay Paul
Agency Name
City of Escondido
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Diego
Cross Streets
Mission, Washington and Quince
Total Acres
Parcel #
228-270-57, -72, -73, and -77
State Highways
SR 78 and I-15
NCTD/Sprinter Line
Central and Lincoln ES, Classical Academy
Reidy Creek and Escondido Creek Flood Control Channels

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 Transportation, District 11 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region 9 (RWQCB), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Use Permit
Project Issues
Air Quality, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Transportation

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