Pacific Specific Plan

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of San Marcos
Document Title
Pacific Specific Plan
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Industrial (I)
Document Description
Request for a Specific Plan, General Plan Amendment, Rezone, Multi-Family Site Development Plan and Tentative Subdivision Map for a residential development project on a vacant, 33-acre site. The General Plan Amendment and Rezone would change the General Plan designation and Zoning from Industrial (I) to Specific Plan Area (SPA). The Specific Plan has been prepared with the intent to provide a comprehensive plan to ensure the efficient development of a new residential community. The Specific Plan serves as both a policy document and a regulatory document for the systematic implementation of the policies and goals of the General Plan. The Tentative Map presents specific lot configurations for the site. The Multi-Family Site Development Plan will configure the site for multi family dwelling units, street configuration, infrastructure, recreational open space, and private open space. The project consists of 449 residential units, including a mix of apartments, rowhomes, villas, and affordable flats on approximately 14.58 acres of the 33-acre project site. Proposed residential units would include a mix of apartments within a five-story podium building, three-story rowhomes, three-story villas, and affordable flats within a four-story building. 68 of the 449 total units (15 percent of the total) would be designated as deed-restricted affordable units. The project would also include a total of 900 parking spaces and approximately 35,000 square feet of recreation amenities. The proposed project also includes landscaping, bio-retention areas and circulation improvements. The remaining 18.42 acres of the 33-acre project site would be preserved and restored open space and habitat area. The proposed project would have a density of approximately 13.6 dwelling units per gross acre, which includes the proposed open space and habitat area.

Contact Information

Chris Garcia
Agency Name
City of San Marcos
Job Title
Associate Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Marcos
San Diego
Cross Streets
Las Posas Road and Linda Vista Drive
Total Acres
Parcel #
219-222-01-00; 219-222-02-00; 219-222-03-00; 219-222-04-00
State Highways
San Marcos High School, Discovery Elementary School
Lake San Marcos
12 S
3 W

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), 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 Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, 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 Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)
Development Types
Residential (Units 449, Acres 14.58), Other (Open Space/Habitat Area - 18.42 acres)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Specific Plan, Rezone
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, 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, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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