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3. Discretionary Review

Project Submittal Requirements

A Project Submittal Manual has been created to make sure projects submitted for review include all of the information City staff needs to determine project conformance with:

  • The Land Development Code
  • City Policies
  • State and Federal Regulations

To ensure that your project submittal meets the review requirements specific to discretionary actions (entitlements), see the following sections:

  • Section 4
    Includes such approval types as Coastal Development Permits, Conditional Use Permits, Extensions of Time, Map Waivers, Neighborhood Development Permits, Neighborhood Use Permits, Planned Development Permits, Site Development Permits, Variances, and Tentative Maps.
  • Section 5
    Includes information about approvals on subdivision or adjustments of real property, associated design of public improvements, the acquisition and vacation of public rights-of-way and public easements.
  • Section 6
    Includes such approval types as Land Use Plan Amendments, Rezones, Local Coastal Program Amendments, and Development Agreements.

You will be asked to initially submit various documents, plans and information regarding your project and make changes to those plans as review results are completed. Additional information or documents may be required by City review staff and would be specified for a subsequent submittal.

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Submittals are made on the 3rd floor of the Development Services Department located at 1222 First Avenue in downtown San Diego. Appointments are recommended and can be made by phoning (619) 446-5300. Please specify "Submittal – Discretionary" as the type of appointment needed.