Escondido Housing and Community Investment Study

Summary

SCH Number
2021020263
Lead Agency
City of Escondido
Document Title
Escondido Housing and Community Investment Study
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Received
Present Land Use
Housing Element Update and Sector Feasibility Study: Citywide in all zones and land use designations; Specific Plan: General Commercial, office, and residential.

Document Description
The Housing and Community Investment Study (Housing Study) would identify the City’s housing needs and establish clear goals and objectives to inform future housing decisions. The Housing Study would be made up of the following three components: Housing Element Update, Sector Feasibility Study, and East Valley Specific Plan. The Housing Element Update would allow the City to assess current conditions; plan for future conditions; and advance a set of programs to develop, conserve, and maintain fair housing choices for current and future residents. The Housing Element Update would also include an Adequate Sites Inventory that would demonstrate that there are enough sites within the City boundaries to accommodate the RHNA allocation. The Sector Feasibility Study would identify information and assess if, and to what degree, housing development is economically feasible. As a part of the Housing Element Update, the City will implement a rezoning program. The City is preparing a new East Valley Specific Plan, which would focus growth and increase density in the new East Valley Specific Plan Area. The land use plan would focus on maintaining existing uses, such as general commercial, while clustering them into different areas to create a more cohesive pattern and design.

Contact Information
Mike Strong
Director of Community Development, City of Escondido
Lead/Public Agency
201 N. Boradway
Escondido, CA 92025

Phone : (760) 839-4556
mstrong@escondido.org

Location

Cities
Escondido
Counties
San Diego
Regions
Citywide
Other Location Info
Housing Element is citywide. East Valley Specific Plan is located east of S. Hickory Street, west of Harding Street, north of Grand Avenue, and south of Washington Avenue.

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Residential (Units 6164, Acres 191) Recreational (25 acres) Other (mixed use office/retail of 815,000 SF total)
Local Action
General Plan Amendment General Plan Element Specific Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetics Air Quality Biological Resources Cultural Resources Cumulative Effects Drainage/Absorption Economics/Jobs Energy Flood Plain/Flooding Geology/Soils Greenhouse Gas Emissions Growth Inducement Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Mandatory Findings of Significance Noise Population/Housing Public Services Recreation Schools/Universities Sewer Capacity Solid Waste Transportation Tribal Cultural Resources Utilities/Service Systems
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB) California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW) 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 Resources Recycling and Recovery California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT) 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 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 Drinking Water State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)

Attachments

Environmental Document
Draft NOP_Housing and Community Investment Study PEIR   PDF 5228 K Summary_Form_for_Document_Submittal_Escondido Housing   PDF 584 K
NOC
NOC_Escondido Housing   PDF 255 K
State Comments
2021020263 NAHC Comment   PDF 241 K

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