|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, January 22, 2002
|CONTACT: Lawrence McGuire
City of Villages Draft EIR and Related Documents
Released for Public Review
SAN DIEGO -
The next step in the process to plan San Diego's future has been reached with
the release of the draft environmental impact report (draft EIR) for the City
of Villages. Also released for public review are three related documents, the
Draft Strategic Framework Element, City of Villages Map and Five-Year
The Strategic Framework Element is an update to the City's General Plan. The
element employs "smart growth" concepts and proposes a City of Villages. The
village strategy draws upon the strengths of existing San Diego neighborhoods
by combining housing, commercial, employment centers, schools and civic
uses together with easy access to transit.
"More than 150 public meetings have been held over the past two and a half years
to inform citizens about issues facing our City's future and to hear
community concerns. We are now asking for more feedback before the City
Council considers the draft EIR and strategy for adoption this summer,"
said Coleen Clementson, the City's General Plan Program Manager.
The draft City of Villages Map has been updated to reflect the San Diego
Association of Governments revised population projections for 2030. The
revised projections call for about 349,000 more residents and a need for
approximately 104,000 additional homes by the year 2020. These figures
are lower than the original 2020 forecast issued in 1998.
Copies of the draft EIR, draft Strategic Framework Element, revised City of
Villages map, and five-year Action Plan are available for viewing at all
City libraries and community service centers, and at the Planning Department,
202 C St., fourth floor. These documents are also available on the
City of Villages web page.
The full draft EIR, map, Element and Action Plan can also be purchased at
City Publications in the Development Services Center, 1222 First Ave.,
third floor, for the cost of reproduction:
Call City Publications at (619) 446-5100 for document availability.
- Draft EIR, $59.20 for hard copy
- Map, $15 for a display-size copy
- Element, $12
- Action Plan, $5
- CD-ROM (containing all documents), $5
In addition, a series of five community meetings are being planned for February.
Each meeting will be held in a location that serves the surrounding
For more information please call the General Plan Hotline at (619) 235-5226 or
visit the City's web site (www.sandiego.gov), choose "Departments" and click on
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