George Walker (G.W.) Smith Education Center Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
San Diego Unified School District
Document Title
George Walker (G.W.) Smith Education Center Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Zoning: IL-2-1 (Industrial-Light); General Plan Designation: Industrial and Technology Park
Document Description
The San Diego Unified School District (District) is proposing building renovations and construction of a new administrative facilities at existing facilities located at 9330 Balboa Avenue, San Diego, California 92123, that would be implemented in two phases. The first phase would entail construction of a parking garage and site infrastructure improvements, and the second construction phase would redevelop and renovate the existing on-site building and construct other site improvements. The proposed parking garage would be constructed in the northwestern portion of the site and would include five levels with a total area of approximately 180,000 SF to accommodate approximately 500 parking spaces. The administration building would consist of the renovated existing 150,000-SF building with a new approximately 60,000-SF two-story addition on the north side of the existing building and a new entrance on the northeast side of the building. Surface parking lots would be constructed in the southern and eastern portions of the site. Proposed utility improvements include laterals and connections to existing utility infrastructure in adjacent roadways, including water, sewer, electrical, and telecommunications. An on-site stormwater system is proposed that would include a stormwater detention vault in the southwest portion of the site that would collect on-site flows and convey them to a biofiltration system that would treat runoff before being discharged to the municipal storm drain system in Balboa Avenue.

Contact Information

Paul Garcia-Craivanu
Agency Name
San Diego Unified School District
Job Title
Civil/Environmental Coordinator
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Diego
San Diego
Cross Streets
Balboa Avenue and Ruffin Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
I-805, I-15, SR-52
Montgomery-Gibbs Airport

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), 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 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 San Diego River Conservancy (SDRC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Development Types
Office (Redvelopment of existing office building)(Sq. Ft. 240000, Acres 7.8, Employees 500)
Local Actions
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cumulative Effects, Energy, Noise, Transportation
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
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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