Marcos Specific Plan Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of San Marcos
Document Title
Marcos Specific Plan Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Vacant/ Commercial (C)/ Commercial (C)
Document Description
The project site is located at a 12.06-acre property at the northwest corner of Grand Avenue and Linda Vista Drive in the City of San Marcos, California. Previous structures on-site have been demolished, and the site is vacant with remaining paved areas, billboards, and the bridge crossing over Las Posas Creek. The project consists of construction of 102 multifamily residential units on 5.03 acres of the project site, and construction of 7,658 square feet (sf) of office space, 49,266 sf of specialty retail space and 7 live-work units on 6.05 acres of the project site. Residential units would be contained within 15 townhome buildings, and units would be a mix of six different unit types, ranging in size from two to three bedrooms. Additionally, the residential area would include a pool building, pool and spa area, barbeque area, picnic area, and play area for residents. The residential buildings would be located on the northwestern portion of the site, and commercial uses would be placed along the southern and eastern project boundaries. Access to the residential area would be provided via Grand Avenue at a northern driveway, and access to the commercial area would be via Grand Avenue at a southern driveway and two driveways along Linda Vista Drive. The project would provide 204 garage parking spaces for residences, 34 residential guest parking spaces, and 278 commercial parking spaces. The project would install 1 level electric vehicle (EV) charger in each garage and 2 EV chargers in the guest parking area, totaling in 106 EV charging stations. Additionally, the commercial component of the project would include 6,200 sf of solar. The project would also include circulation improvements, such as construction of a landscape buffer and a Class I bike path with a separate pedestrian path adjacent to it at its project frontage along the segments of Linda Vista Drive and Grand Avenue, installation of stop signs, and reconstruction of curb ramps located along project driveways, including detectable surface warning tactiles (yellow truncated domes).

Contact Information

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


San Marcos
San Diego
Cross Streets
Southwest corner of Grand Avenue and Linda Vista Drive
Total Acres
Parcel #
219-152-42, -44, -45, -51, -61, -70, -74, -75, -76, -77, -78, -79
State Highways
Inland Rail Trail
The Little People Preschool, Big Future Preschool, San Diego Chi
Las Posas Creek, Discovery Lake and Lake San Marcos
12 S
3 W
San Marc

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
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 Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 11 (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 Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 14, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Residential (Units 109, Acres 5.03), Office (Employee count would be approximately 50–100.)(Sq. Ft. 7658, Acres 0.8, Employees 100), Commercial (Employee count would be approximately 50–100.)(Sq. Ft. 49266, Acres 5.24, Employees 100)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Specific Plan, Site Plan, Rezone, Use Permit, Land Division (Subdivision, etc.)
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


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

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