La Jolla View Reservoir CDP/SDP

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of San Diego
Document Title
La Jolla View Reservoir CDP/SDP
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
OP-2-1 (Open Space-Park) and RS-1-5 (Residential-Single Unit) zoning designations. Coastal Overlay Zone. Community Plan Designations: Parks, Open Space and Very Low Residential (0-5 DU/AC). The project will also occur within public right-of-way and public easements.
Document Description
The City of San Diego has prepared an Environmental Impact Report to evaluate the effects of the proposed La Jolla View Reservoir project. The project will require approval of a Coastal Development Permit and Site Development Permit for impacts to Environmentally Sensitive Lands. The project would replace the existing Exchange Place Reservoir and La Jolla View Reservoir with a new 3.1-million-gallon reservoir within the La Jolla Heights Natural Park. The existing reservoirs and the Exchange Place Pump Station would be demolished and their sites would be returned to historical contours and restored with native vegetation. The proposed new reservoir would be entirely buried, except for reservoir access hatches and supervisory control and data acquisition equipment. The new reservoir would include an approximately 200-foot-long, 18-inch overflow pipe with an at-grade outlet and energy dissipation structure. In addition, an 8-inch utility water connection to the new reservoir would be provided from the existing water main in Brodiaea Way. The project also includes construction of approximately 2,790 linear feet of 30-inch pipeline. The pipeline would run from the new La Jolla View Reservoir in a general east-to-west direction through the La Jolla Heights Natural Park to connect with the existing 16-inch Muirlands Pipeline in County Club Drive. Approximately 1,050 linear feet of the 2,790 linear feet total would be replacing the 16-inch pipeline up to the existing Muirlands Pump Station. In addition, approximately 780 feet of an 8-inch pipeline would parallel the 30-inch pipeline along Country Club Drive to serve existing customers. An altitude valve vault would be located along the pipeline adjacent to Country Club Drive. The existing pipeline segment through the La Jolla Heights Natural Park would be abandoned in place. An existing paved access road from Encelia Drive would be reconstructed to allow access to the new reservoir site for maintenance vehicles. This road would terminate at the reservoir access hatches where two parking spaces and paved turnaround area would be provided. The remaining portion of the existing access road to the existing La Jolla View Reservoir would be demolished, and the area would be revegetated.

Contact Information

Rachael Ferrell
Agency Name
City of San Diego
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
City of San Diego Engineering and Capital Projects Department
Contact Types
Project Applicant


San Diego
San Diego
Cross Streets
Encelia Drive and Brodiaea Way
Total Acres
Parcel #
350-680-05, 350-512-06
State Highways
I-5, SR-52
La Jolla High School
Pacific Ocean

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region 9 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), California Transportation Commission (CATC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)
Development Types
Water Facilities (Type Reservoir)
Local Actions
Coastal Permit, Site Development Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Geology/Soils, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Transportation, Energy, Greenhouse Gases, Health & Safety, Public Utilities, Alternatives


State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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