Palm Hollister Apartments


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of San Diego
Document Title
Palm Hollister Apartments
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Open Space, Mixed Use, Low Density Residential/ RM-1-1, RS-1-7 and AR-1-2
Document Description
A COMMUNITY PLAN AMENDMENT (CPA), REZONE from AR-1-2, RM-1-1, and RS-1-7 to RM-2-6, a NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT PERMIT (NDP) for deviations to base zone regulations, and a VESTING TENTATIVE MAP (VTM) to demolish a vacant residential structure and out-buildings to construct a total of 198 residential units, including eight affordable units, in 13 buildings. The project would require an amendment to the Otay Mesa-Nestor Community Plan to change the existing land use from Open Space to Medium-High Density (30 - 44 du/ac) and a Rezone to change the existing zone from AR-1-2, RM-1-1, and RS-1-5 to RM-2-6. The project is also requesting a Multi-Habitat Planning Area (MHPA) Boundary Line Adjustment. Residential amenities would be provided in a separate stand-alone building in the western portion of the project site and would feature a pool, spa, fire pit, patio/bar-b-que areas, fitness center, co-working spaces, and the leasing office. An additional resident amenity area would be provided in the central portion of the project site, incorporated as an open courtyard in the center of the largest building to take advantage of views into the Otay Valley Regional Park located north of the project site. A pedestrian landscaped walkway along the top of the northern slope provides views of the River Valley and a continuous connection from the residential buildings to the project amenity areas. The 5.92-acre site is located at 555 Hollister Street. Additionally, the site is within Multiple Habitat Planning Area; Airport Influence Area (Brown Field, Imperial Beach NOLF, and NAS North Island/Review Area 2); Airport Land Use Compatibility Overlay Zone; FAA Part 77 Review Area (NOLF Imperial Beach); Parking Standards Transit Priority Area; Transit Area Overlay Zone; and Transit Priority Area within the Otay Mesa-Nestor Community Plan Area. (LEGAL DESCRIPTION: The north quarter of the west half of the southwest quarter and the north 5 acres of the east half of the southwest quarter of Section 22, Township 18 South, Range 2 West, San Bernardino Meridian, in the City of San Diego, County of San Diego, State of California).

Contact Information

Morgan Dresser
Agency Name
City of San Diego
Job Title
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Diego
San Diego
Citywide, Countywide
Cross Streets
Hollister Street and Palm Avenue
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
I-5, SR-905
tay Elementary, Sweetewater Community Day
Otay River, San Diego 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 Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, 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 Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region 9 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), California Transportation Commission (CATC), 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 Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT)
Development Types
Residential (Units 198, Acres 5.92)
Local Actions
Community Plan, Site Plan, Rezone, Vesting Tentative Map
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Geology/Soils, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Solid Waste, Vegetation, Archeological/Historical, Energy, GHG


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

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