International Business and Trade Land Use Designation
As cited in the General Plan, the International Business and Trade (IBT) land use designation combines the uses permitted in both the Business Park and Light Industrial designations and allows for single- and multi-tenant office, research and development, light manufacturing, and storage and distribution uses. As cited in the General Plan, the IBT designation is appropriate to apply in portions of communities adjacent to the border, other ports of entry, or areas in transition to higher intensity industries. The IBT designation is intended to allow for greater flexibility in order to generate new light industrial and office development.
OMCPU City staff has worked with a planning group subcommittee to look at allowable uses within a new IBT zoning package. Concurrently, the Barrio Logan CPU is underway and considering using the IBT land use designation for properties within Barrio Logan. City Planning & Community Investment staff and Land Development Code (DSD) staff have generated a draft use table to provide greater insight into what could be allowed within the IBT designation and zone. Attached is a draft zoning use table matrix, based on the Land Development Code, and compares the existing Barrio Logan Planned District Ordinance Subdistrict D regulations, the Light Industrial zones, the proposed IBT zone as well as the Community Commercial zones.
Draft IBT Zone Comparison Matrix (PDF: 297K)
In order to better understand the interests of the community in relation to uses allowed in the IBT zone, please provide any input to the City by emailing Theresa Millette, Otay Mesa Community Plan Update project manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org, Michael Prinz at email@example.com, or by mailing comments to: Theresa Millette or Michael Prinz, 202 C Street, 4th floor, San Diego CA 92101.