Removal of the Midway-Pacific Highway Community Planning Area from the Coastal Height Limit

2 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2022030324
Lead Agency
City of San Diego
Document Title
Removal of the Midway-Pacific Highway Community Planning Area from the Coastal Height Limit
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Received
Present Land Use
Residential, Neighborhood Commercial, Community Commercial, Mixed Commercial, Business Park, Heavy Commercial, Institutional, Urban Industrial, Military, and Port of San Diego properties.
Document Description
The project is a proposed ballot measure that would amend the San Diego Municipal Code (Municipal Code) to exclude the Midway-Pacific Highway Community Planning Area from the existing 30-foot height limit on buildings constructed in the Coastal Height Limit Overlay Zone. This measure does not approve any specific development. Any proposed future development must comply with all governing laws at the time a development application is submitted to the City of San Diego (City). Building height would still be regulated by other zoning laws in the Municipal Code. Voters in the City approved a citizens’ initiative measure in 1972 that limited the height of buildings in the City to 30 feet in the Coastal Zone. Voters adopted the original language and are thus asked in this measure to consider an amendment to the law to remove the Midway-Pacific Highway Community Planning Area from the height limitation. As defined in the 1972 ballot measure, and now as part of the Municipal Code, the geographic boundaries of the Coastal Zone include the City’s land and water area from the northern City limits, south to the border of Mexico, extending seaward to the outer limit of the City’s jurisdiction and inland to Interstate 5. The Midway-Pacific Highway Community Planning Area contains approximately 1,324 acres of land. The approximate boundaries of the Midway-Pacific Highway Community Planning Area are Interstate 8 on the north, the San Diego International Airport on the south, Interstate 5 on the east, and Lytton Drive on the west. The Midway-Pacific Highway Community Planning Area includes the land surrounding Midway Drive and Sports Arena Boulevard, including the Pechanga Arena San Diego. If approved by a majority vote of those qualified voters who vote on the ballot measure, the ballot measure would amend the law in the Municipal Code to change the height limit in the area defined as the Midway-Pacific Highway Community Planning Area. The amendments would take effect after the results of the election are certified in a resolution of the City Council.

Contact Information

Name
Elena Pascual
Agency Name
City of San Diego Planning Department
Job Title
Senior Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Cities
San Diego
Counties
San Diego
Regions
Citywide, Southern California
Cross Streets
Midway Dr./Sports Arena Blvd./Rosecrans/Pacific Hwy./Barnett Ave./Laurel St./Lytton St.
Zip
92110
Total Acres
1,324
State Highways
I-5, I-8
Railways
Amtrak/Coaster/San Diego Trolley
Airports
San Diego International Airport
Schools
San Diego Unified School District
Waterways
San Diego River, San Diego Bay, Mission Bay

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, 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 San Diego River Conservancy (SDRC), 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)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT)
Development Types
Other (Amendment to the San Diego Municipal Code)
Local Actions
Amendment to the San Diego Municipal Code
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Coastal Zone, Cumulative Effects
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End

Attachments

State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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