Program Environmental Impact Report for Onward Oceanside: The City of Oceanside Comprehensive GPU, SMHCP, SSCSP, CAP Update, ATP, & TMP


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Oceanside
Document Title
Program Environmental Impact Report for Onward Oceanside: The City of Oceanside Comprehensive GPU, SMHCP, SSCSP, CAP Update, ATP, & TMP
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Multiple land use designations and zones throughout the City of Oceanside
Document Description
The project includes a Comprehensive General Plan Update (GPU), development of a South Morro Hills Community Plan (SMHCP), creation of a Smart and Sustainable Corridors Specific Plan (SSCSP), an update to the City’s Climate Action Plan (CAP), Active Transportation Plan (ATP), and Trails Master Plan (TMP), collectively referred to as the project. The GPU includes updating all elements; the Economic Development and Energy and Climate Action elements were prepared in 2019 and may also be updated to be consistent with the other elements. The updated General Plan may also include new elements and existing elements may be renamed or combined (i.e., Circulation Element to be renamed Mobility Element). The GPU aims to address inconsistencies between the existing elements and to provide an updated focus to city planning efforts. The SMHCP will contain policies and planning guidance specific to the City’s only remaining agricultural area and will be focused on supporting the continued viability of farming through expanded agritourism opportunities. Agritourism can support agricultural uses by providing new revenues for farmers, increasing public education around farming, and improving community access to fresh, local food and farm products. The goal of the SSCSP will be to channel future housing and employment growth into the City’s commercial corridors while maintaining the integrity of adjacent residential neighborhoods. The SSCSP will identify ways to facilitate infill and redevelopment along Mission Avenue, Oceanside Boulevard, and Vista Way, while accommodating public transit and active transportation. The CAP update may include new GHG reduction targets and reduction measures. The CAP will be developed consistent with CEQA Guidelines Section 15183.5 which would allow a streamlined GHG analysis for future development projects through implementation of a CAP consistency checklist. The ATP will address pedestrian and bicycle movement throughout the City. While a broad level of pedestrian and bicycle policy effort is included as part of the GPU, the ATP will provide greater focus and level of detail. The TMP will provide direction for trails development in the community, as well as enable coordination with pedestrian and bicycle planning.

Contact Information

Robert Dmohowski
Agency Name
City of Oceanside
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Lori Spar
Agency Name
RECON Environmental, Inc.
Contact Types
Consulting Firm


San Diego
Cross Streets
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
I-5, SR-78, SR-76
Sprinter, Coaster, Amtrak
San Luis Rey River, Loma Alta Creek, Buena Vista Creek

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 Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Energy Commission, 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, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT)
Development Types
Other (General Plan Update)
Local Actions
General Plan Update, Coastal Permit, Climate Action Plan Update
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wildfire


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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