La Jolla Innovation Center Project

5 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
University of California San Diego
Document Title
La Jolla Innovation Center Project
Document Type
FIN - Final Document
Present Land Use
Document Description
The Project proposes a seven-story above-grade building that would include five levels of UC San Diego Health Sciences and UC San Diego Extension uses and two levels of parking, as well as two subterranean parking levels (four parking levels total). The building would be a maximum of 100 feet in height from the existing ground level. The building would include 103,314 gross square feet (GSF) associated with office and educational uses. Approximately 1,420 GSF of ground-floor retail space (such as a café) would be provided within Parking Level P3 at the southeastern corner of the building. The Project would provide approximately 275 parking spaces spread between a four-level, 94,799-GSF parking garage and surface parking. Vehicular access to the Project site would be provided by the two existing driveways to the commercial center from Villa La Jolla Drive and the Villa Norte cul-de-sac. Pedestrian access to the Project site would be provided via a new sidewalk connection to La Jolla Village Drive and via an existing City owned pedestrian bridge that crosses La Jolla Village Drive and provides direct access to the Health Sciences portion of the UC San Diego campus. Utility connections would be required to provide potable water, sanitary sewer, storm drains, and electrical power to the Project site. The proposed Project would establish connections to these existing utilities located in the Project area. The interior of the building would be designed to allow for flexibility of use by UC San Diego School of Medicine and UC San Diego Extension. Building occupancy is estimated at approximately 947 individuals based upon the anticipated uses, and the maximum occupancy of the building would be approximately 2,027 individuals based upon City of San Diego egress requirements. The Project would comply with the current California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen) and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) parking and bicycle storage requirements. On-site parking would include 7 accessible parking stalls (including 2 van stalls) located within the parking structure; the 2 accessible parking stalls (including 1 van stall) that would be removed during demolition of the existing surface parking would be replaced. Per CALGreen requirements, approximately 8 percent of the total stalls provided are required to be designated for clean air vehicles and 6 percent wired for electric vehicle charging; a total of 23 clean air vehicle stalls and infrastructure for 17 electric vehicle charging stations would be provided. A total of 28 bicycle spaces, including 14 long-term bicycle parking stalls within the parking structure and 14 spaces in bicycle parking racks outside the building adjacent to the building entry at the south side of the Project, are proposed.

Contact Information

Lauren Lievers
Agency Name
Senior Environmental Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Diego
San Diego
Cross Streets
Via La Jolla and La Jolla Village Drive

Notice of Completion

State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Education, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), 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 General Services (DGS), Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Office (Sq. Ft. 76000, Acres 0.9, Employees 947), Educational (27000 SF)
Local Actions
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Cumulative Effects, Energy, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Land Use/Planning, Transportation


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