City of Imperial Beach General Plan/ Local Coastal Program Update and Climate Action Plan

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Imperial Beach
Document Title
City of Imperial Beach General Plan/ Local Coastal Program Update and Climate Action Plan
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Various citywide. One land use change from Urban Reserve to Open Space
Document Description
The Imperial Beach General Plan/ Local Coastal Program (LCP) and Climate Action Plan (CAP) Project provides updated policy direction to improve the City's resiliency to sea level rise and climate change while also advancing the City's environmental, economic, and community goals. Further the City's longstanding vision to maintain the City's "small town, quiet, casual atmosphere" while increasing economic stability and improving environmental quality is a major focus of the General Plan/LCP, and CAP. A City's General Plan guides near-term and long-term growth and development in the community, and because 87 percent of Imperial Beach is within the Coastal Zone, the General Plan also includes the LCP. An LCP is a plan to guide development in the Coastal Zone. It establishes land use, development, and environmental policies for the area designated as the Coastal Zone by the California Coastal Commission (CCC). The LCP consists of two parts: A Land Use Plan (LUP) and an Implementation Plan (IP). The LUP specifies the location, type and scale of uses of land and water. The IP ensures that the objectives of the LUP are achieved. The LUP includes updates to the Land Use Element; Mobility Element; Conservation and Ecotourism Element; Parks, Recreation and Coastal Access Element; Safety Element; and Design Element. The CAP establishes a roadmap for the City to meet the 2020 and 2030 GHG reduction targets and become a more sustainable, adaptable, and resilient community. The Project emphasizes long-term collaboration at all levels of government, the private and non-profit sectors, and Imperial Beach residents for successful long-term General Plan/LCP and CAP implementation The CAP has been developed in parallel with the City of Imperial Beach General Plan/Local Coastal Program (LCP) Update. Additionally, the Project includes a rezone of a salt marsh pond located in the northern part of the City from Urban Reserve to Open Space.

Contact Information

Jim Nakagawa
Agency Name
City of Imperial Beach
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
City of Imperial Beach
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Imperial Beach
San Diego
Cross Streets
n/a citywide
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
SR 75
Naval Outlying Landing Field
South Bay School District
San Diego Bay & Tijuana River

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, California Coastal Commission (CCC), 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 Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region 9 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics, Office of Emergency Services, California, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Other (Policy)
Local Actions
General Plan Update, Rezone, Climate Action Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire


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