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The Greater North Park Community Plan Update

The City of San Diego is updating the 1986 Greater North Park Community Plan concurrently with updates to the community plans for Golden Hill and Uptown.

The City's community plans are long range planning documents established as essential components of the General Plan. The community plan update process will develop the community-specific detail, relevant policies, and implementation strategies necessary to fulfill General Plan objectives. The General Plan sets out a long-range vision and policy framework to guide future development, provide public services, and maintain the qualities that define San Diego over the next 20+ years. The General Plan also has a focus on how to design infill development and reinvest in existing communities. This focus is reflected throughout the Plan, including such topics as sustainable development, urban design, the provision of public services & facilities, mobility and historic preservation.

News and Updates

Updated February 4, 2016

Residential and Mixed-Use Project Density Examples

City staff has compiled a range of development projects that illustrate varying degrees of residential density. Please click here Density Examples to view the presentation. This is a living document so as more examples are developed, staff will continue to update the presentation.


City staff will be hosting office hours in various locations of the community starting Friday 1/29. Staff will be available to review plan update documents and maps and answer questions or concerns relating to the plan update process and what is being proposed.

Office hours are meant to allow for one on one or small group discussion between City planning staff and interested stakeholders. Depending on the number of stakeholders present, staff usually allocates between 10 and 15 minutes per stakeholder. There will be a signup sheet for stakeholders to sign up for time to speak with me. Office hours are open to the public and the community is encouraged to stop by and talk!

Please let Lara Gates know if you are planning to attend so staff can have a sense of how much material should be available. Ms. Gates can be emailed


  • Twiggs Coffee Shop

  • 4590 Park Boulevard

    Friday January 29th from 8:30a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

  • North Park Main Street

  • 3076 University Avenue

    Wednesday February 3rd from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

  • Lafayette Hotel

  • 2223 El Cajon Boulevard

    Friday February 5th from 8:30a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

  • Waypoint Public "Bear Den"

  • 3794 30th Street

    Monday February 8th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Based on input from the community and the North Park Community Planning Group, the draft community plan that was originally released in June 2015 has been revised. The following elements are the latest drafts that incorporate the community’s input and have been voted on by the North Park Planning Group with the exception of the Land Use element and Implementation Chapter.

    Public comment on the Draft Community Plan will remain open until the Final Draft Environmental Impact Report is completed which is slated to occur by September 2016. The public will be able to provide additional input at the North Park Planning Group meetings as the draft plan and Program Environmental Impact Report is presented for review and recommendation. Please provide comments by postal mail or email to:

    Lara Gates, Plan Update Project Manager
    City of San Diego
    Planning Department
    1010 Second Avenue, 11th Floor MS-413
    San Diego, CA 92101

    North Park Community Plan Public Review Draft

    Meeting Information
    Additional Documents

    North Park Current Adopted Land Use Map

    North Park Current Adopted Zoning Map

    North Park Current Height Limits

    Draft Zoning Map (PDF)
    Zoning implementation is proposed for the draft community plan through application of citywide zones (illustrated on proposed zone map) combined with tailored zoning using the Community Plan Implementation Overlay Zone (refer to section 11 of the draft community plan). These regulations would replace the Mid-City Communities Planned District.

    Draft Land Use Map (PDF)

    Zoning Matrix (PDF)

    Commercial Zoning (PDF)

    Residential Zoning (PDF)

    Density Bonus Planned Development Permit Process (PDF)

    Planned Development (PDF)

    Uptown, North Park & Golden Hill Plan Updates Mobility Study June 2015 (PDF)

    Uptown, North Park & Golden Hill Plan Updates Traffic Impact Study June 2015 (PDF)

    Additional Content

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