Disposal of the Cal Sorrento Property

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Caltrans 11 (San Diego) (California Department of Transportation, District 11)
Document Title
Disposal of the Cal Sorrento Property
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
The majority of the land surrounding the project site is developed (commercial, industrial, and education) and urban. Open space is also located outside the project area, including the Torrey Pines State Reserve to the west, and Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve to the east. The project site is subject to the City of San Diego General Plan, community plans, and any applicable bicycle and pedestrian plans.

Document Description
The project proposes the disposal (sale) of the Cal Sorrento Property located within Sorrento Valley in San Diego, CA. The purpose of the project is to dispose of excess State-owned property that is not being occupied or utilized. After researching the potential to market the buildings with historic preservation covenants for rehabilitation and adaptive use, Caltrans has determined that it is neither prudent nor feasible to sell the property with historic preservation covenants for the buildings. The SVP Historic District and Sorrento Tower Complex represent two historical resources that are eligible for inclusion in the California Register of Historical Resources and National Register of Historic Places. The project consists of two build alternatives that ultimately dispose of State property. Under Alternative 1, Caltrans would transfer all five historic properties out of State ownership in "as-is" condition and without historic preservation covenants. Under Alternative 2, Caltrans would sell the property without the five historic properties by demolishing the buildings prior to transfer out of State ownership.

Contact Information
Shay Lynn M. Harrison
California Department of Transportation, District 11
4050 Taylor Street, MS 242
San Diego, CA 92110

Phone : (619) 688-0190


San Diego
San Diego
Cross Streets
Sorrento Valley Rd. & Industrial Crt.
Total Acres
Parcel #
34655,34656,34657,34658,34659, 34705, 34706
State Highways
SR 56
San Diego Northern
UC - San Diego, U.S. Intl USD, Torrey Hills
Pacific Ocean, Los Penasquitos Canyon Creek

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Local Action
Other Action Other Action: Excess Land
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Coastal Zone Drainage/Absorption Fiscal Impacts Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Septic System Sewer Capacity Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region 9 Department of Water Resources Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency

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 state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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