Bella Mar Amendment

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of San Diego
Document Title
Bella Mar Amendment
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Open Space/Agriculture-Residential AR-1-1 and Open Space (OF-1-1)/Open Space
Document Description
A GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT and COMMUNITY PLAN AMENDMENT to re-designate the land use from Open Space to Medium Density Residential (allowing up to 29 dwelling units per acre); a REZONE from Agriculture-Residential (AR-1-2) and Open Space (OF-1-1) to Multiple-Unit Medium Density Residential (RM-2- 5); a TENTATIVE MAP to divide one parcel into two; a SITE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT; a LOCAL COASTAL PROGRAM AMENDMENT to create consistency with the proposed Community Plan Amendment and COASTAL DEVELOPMENT PERMIT; NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT PERMIT for proposed deviations to the San Diego Municipal Code Development Regulations; and a MULTIHABITAT PLANNING AREA BOUNDARY LINE ADJUSTMENT to construct 380 multifamily units within two parcels (north and south neighborhood). The north neighborhood would consist of 14 three-story structures housing 280 multifamily market rate units, a 1,500-square-foot leasing building, and a 2,500squarefoot clubhouse/cabana area with a pool and spa. The south neighborhood would include a single four-story structure with 100 affordable multi-family units. The project would also provide various on-site amenities such as a grill and dine area, fire pit area, multipurpose area (dog park, urban garden, bocce area), and a play area. Additionally, the project would construct various off-site improvements consisting of hardscape, driveway access, landscaping, bio-swale, and a bus stop on the project’s frontage. Offsite improvements along adjacent roadways are also included to address access to transit and Otay Valley Regional Park. Deviations to standard development regulations are proposed relating to building height, side setbacks, parking encroachment in front yard, and fire lane width. The undeveloped approximately 14.62-acre project site is located at 408 Hollister Street. The site is currently designated Open Space and zoned Agriculture-Residential (AR-1-2) and Open Space (OF-1-1) within the THE CITY OF SAN DIEGO Otay Mesa-Nestor Community Plan Area. The site is within the Coastal Overlay Zone, Coastal Overlay Zone (Deferred Certification), Parking Impact Overlay Zone, Parking Standards Transit Priority Area Overlay Zone, Transit Priority Area Overlay Zone, Airport Land Use Compatibility Overlay Zone (Brown Field), Airport Influence Area (Brown Field–Review Area 2), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 77 Noticing Area, Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) Floodways/Floodplains (Floodway 100, Floodplain 500, and Floodplain 100), Brush Zones with 300 Foot Buffer, Very High Fire Severity Zone (Very High), and Outdoor Lighting Zones (Lighting Zone 3–Medium). (LEGAL DESCRIPTION: The S ½ of the NE ¼ of the SE ¼, excepting the south 40.00 feet all being in Sec. 21, T. 18 S., R. 2. W., San Bernardino Meridian, in the City of San Diego, County of San Diego, State of California, according to the official plat thereof. Also excepting therefrom that portion thereof lying westerly of a line described as follows: Beginning at a point on the northerly line of Coughlin Subdivision, according to map thereof No. 1806, filed in the Office of the County Recorder of San Diego County, October 23, 1924, distant along said northerly line north 81°29’22” west 21.20 feet from the northeasterly corner of lot 62 of said Coughlin Subdivision; Thence north 13°22’42” west 9.09 feet; thence north 14°53’19” west 276.24 feet; thence north 06°42’47” west 411.70 feet; thence north 07°51’19” west 487.97 feet; thence north 07°19’00” west 26.73 feet to a point on the north line of distant along said last north line 89°24’21” west 1059.90 feet from the northeast corner of said south half).

Contact Information

Liz Shearer-Nguyen
Agency Name
City of San Diego
Job Title
Senior Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Diego
San Diego
Cross Streets
Main Street an Palm Avenue
Total Acres
Parcel #
MTS Trolley
Otay River

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 Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), 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 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 Water Quality, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT)
Development Types
Residential (Units 360, Acres 14.62)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Rezone, Coastal Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Land Use/Planning, Water Quality; Traffic/Circulation


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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