Trails at Carmel Mountain Ranch

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of San Diego
Document Title
Trails at Carmel Mountain Ranch
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
See attached Public Notice/Project Description
Document Description
Project proposes a GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT; COMMUNITY PLAN AMENDMENT to redesignate from Private Recreation-Golf-Course to Low-Medium Density Residential (6-9 dwelling units per acre) and Medium Density Residential (30-43 units per acre), Open Space, and Other Open Space in the Carmel Mountain Ranch Community Plan; REZONE from AR-1-1, RS-1-12, RS-1-14, RM-1-1, RM-2-5 and RM-3-7 to RM-1-1, RM-1-3, RM-2-4, RM-2-5, RM-2-6, and RM-3-7, OP-1-1, CC-2-1, from RS-1-14 to AR-1-1 and RM-2-5, from RM-2-5 to AR-1-1, from RS-3-7 to AR-1-1, and from RM-1-1 to AR-1-1; VESTING TENTATIVE MAP to create new legal lots; MASTER PLANNED DEVELOPMENT PERMIT with Design Guidelines; SITE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT; NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT PERMIT; RESCISSION OF CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT No. 87-0568; and various EASEMENT VACATIONS to redevelop the existing 18-hole golf course with 1,200 multi-family residential units and a mix of open space and recreational areas. More specifically, the project would include 451 townhomes, 629 market-rate apartments, and 120 affordable apartments. Within the CC-2-1 zone the project proposes future development of an approximately 6,000 square feet of community commercial amenities that could include an art studio, a café/restaurant/banquet area with kitchen, and a caretaker unit. Approximately 111 acres of various recreational amenities would be provided that comprised of a publicly accessible multi-use trail system that would circulate throughout the project site and connect to sidewalks along the proposed on-site roadways and along existing adjacent residential streets, parkland, and open space. The project also proposes allowable deviations from the development regulations pertaining to height, minimum side yard and rear yard setbacks, and minimum street frontage. The project would also construct various site improvements, including associated hardscape, landscaping, infrastructure (e.g., off-site utility connections of water, sewer), storm drain, and access. The approximate 164.5-acre 18-hole Carmel Mountain Golf Course is located at 14050 Carmel Ridge Road. The General Plan designates the project site as Park, Open Space, and Recreation; the Carmel Mountain Ranch Community Plan designates the site as Private Recreation-Golf Course and is zoned AR-1-1, RS-1-13, RS-1-14, RM-1-1, RM-2-5, and RM-3-7. Additionally, the site is within the Airport Land Use Compatibility Overlay Zone for Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar, the Airport Influence Area (AIA) for MCAS Miramar (Review Area 2), Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zone (Very High), Residential Tandem Parking Overlay Zone, parking Standards Transit Priority Area, and Transit Priority Area. (APNs: 313-043-09, 313-040-60, 313-040-62, 313-031-28, 313-040-71, 313-541-10, 313-660-43, 313-704-01, 313-704-02, 313-040-79, 313-040-80, 313-031-32, 313-043-01, 313-043-02, 313-043-03, 313-653-40, 313-621-29, 313-512-43, 313-523-13, 313-040-85, 313-040-71, 313-690-26, 313-690-25, 313-041-09, and 313-340-26).

Contact Information

Elizabeth Shearer-Nguyen
Agency Name
City of San Diego
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Contact Types
Project Applicant


San Diego
San Diego
Cross Streets
Ted Williams Parkway/Twin Peaks Road/Carmel Mountain Road
Total Acres
State Highways

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (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), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)
Development Types
Residential (Units 1,200), Commercial (Sq. Ft. 6,000)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Plan Admendment, Vesting Tentative Map, Master Planned Development Permit, Site Development Permit, Neighborhood Permit, Rescission of Conditional Use 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, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildlife, GHG, Energy, Health and Safety, Paleontological Resources, Tribal Cultural Resources, Wildfire


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