City of Oceanside General Plan Update, Smart and Sustainable Corridors Specific Plan, and Climate Action Plan Update

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Oceanside
Document Title
City of Oceanside General Plan Update, Smart and Sustainable Corridors Specific Plan, and Climate Action Plan Update
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Various general plan land use and zoning designations throughout the City.
Document Description
The project includes a comprehensive General Plan Update (GPU), creation of a Smart and Sustainable Corridors Specific Plan (SSCSP), and an update to the City’s Climate Action Plan (CAP Update). The GPU includes updating all elements, except for the Economic Development and Energy and Climate Action Elements which were prepared in 2019. The GPU has been revised to be organized around themes and guiding principles that reflect community input, the findings of technical studies, and state and regional priorities. The updated elements contain all state-mandated requirements, providing newly drafted goals, objectives, policies, and specific actions for future land use decision making. The GPU will include the following elements: Efficient and Compatible Land Use (ECLU), Integrated Mobility (IM), Remarkable Communities (RC), Vital and Sustainable Resources (VSR), Safe and Resilient Environment (SRE), and Healthy and Livable Community (HLC). Implementation of the GPU will result in the establishment of the City’s approach to growth and change addressing many aspects of development including, but not limited to, land use changes, citywide mobility, streetscape improvements, parks and recreational opportunities, and preservation of resources. The SSCSP is a regulatory document, consistent with the ECLU that outlines strategies, standards, and processes meant to foster the revitalization of the Mission Avenue, Oceanside Boulevard, and Vista Way commercial corridors in the City. The proposed land use framework for the SSCSP Planning Area offers an array of housing options for people at all income levels and stages of life. The non-residential land uses are framed to support an inclusive commercial environment that provides retail and services catering to residents’ daily needs while simultaneously inviting visitors from across the region. The project includes an update to the 2019 CAP to account for the increased housing and employment growth resulting from the GPU and SSCSP. The CAP update will provide a comprehensive plan for addressing Greenhouse Gas emissions throughout the City. The simultaneous processing of the GPU, SSCSP, and CAP Update is intended to ensure that growth occurs in an environmentally sustainable manner. The City's revised elements are intended to provide key planning principles to guide future development throughout the City, including the SSCSP Planning Area.

Contact Information

Russ Cunningham
Agency Name
City of Oceanside
Job Title
Principal Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Lori Spar
Agency Name
RECON Environmental, Inc.
Job Title
Environmental Program Director
Contact Types
Consulting Firm


San Diego
Cross Streets
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
I-5, SR-76, SR-78, Ii-15
Oceanside Municipal Airport
Pacific Ocean, Sal Luis Rey River, Buena Vista Creek and Lagoon

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 Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Energy Commission, 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 Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Other (No development proposed yet. In progress)
Local Actions
General Plan Update, Specific Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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