Pacific Specific Plan

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of San Marcos
Document Title
Pacific Specific Plan
Document Type
FIN - Final Document
Present Land Use
Industrial (I)
Document Description
The project consists of 449 residential units, including a mix of apartments, rowhomes, villas, and affordable flats on approximately 15.09 acres of the 33.2-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.The 33.2-acre project site is an infill site located in the western portion of the City of San Marcos (City), at the northwest corner of South Las Posas Road and Linda Vista Drive, composed of Assessor’s Parcel Numbers 219 222-01, 219-222-02, 219-222-03, and 219-222-04. 68 of the 449 total units (15% of the total) would be designated as deed-restricted affordable units (alternatively, the project reserves the option to contribute to the affordable housing fund by paying the in-lieu fee). The project would also include a total of 927 parking spaces and 134,985 square feet (sf) of common open space area. The proposed project also includes landscaping, bio-retention areas, and circulation improvements. The remaining approximately 17.94 acres of the 33.2-acre project site would be preserved and restored as open space and habitat area. The proposed project would have a density of approximately 29.8 dwelling units per acre, not including the proposed open space and habitat area. With the open space and habitat area included, the density of the proposed project would be approximately 13.5 dwelling units per acre. The project proposes a General Plan Amendment, Rezone, Specific Plan, Tentative Map, and Multi-Family Site Development Plan. The General Plan Amendment and Rezone would change the General Plan designation and Zoning from Industrial (I) to Specific Plan Area (SPA). As part of the project, additional pedestrian connectivity would be provided along three of the adjacent street frontages. The project would provide a 6-foot sidewalk and Class II buffered bike lane along the project’s frontage on Pacific Street, a 12-foot urban trail (shared use path) along the project’s frontage on Linda Vista Drive, and a 12-foot urban trail (shared use path) along the project’s frontage on La Mirada Drive. In addition to the proposed sidewalk and trail connections, the project would add a bus stop and shelter with a bus turnout along South Las Posas Road adjacent to the development area and would install a four-way traffic signal at the intersection of Linda Vista Drive and Pacific Street. Furthermore, the project would upsize approximately 1,458 feet of existing water pipe from 8 inches to 12 inches and would convert approximately 1,400 feet of existing overhead power lines to underground along La Mirada.

Contact Information

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


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

Notice of Completion

State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (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, District 11 (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 State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 14, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Residential (Units 449, Acres 15.09), Other (Preserved Open Space and Habitat Area - 17.94 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, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire


Final Document(s) [Approved_Certified draft environmental documents]

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