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IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Redevelopment Agency of the City of San Diego (Agency) is dissolved as of February 1, 2012, per Assembly Bill 1X 26 (AB 26). The City of San Diego, serving as the successor agency per Resolution No. R-307238 (PDF) (January 12, 2012), has assumed the former Agency's assets, rights, and obligations under the California Community Redevelopment Law, subject to some limitations, and is winding down the former Agency's affairs and taking other actions in accordance with the dissolution provisions in Part 1.85 of AB 26. For questions regarding either the enforceable/recognized obligations of the former Agency or the Oversight Board, contact the Office of the Mayor at (619) 236-6330 or This website remains intact for historical reference purposes.

College Community Redevelopment Project Area

Project Area Committee (PAC) Information

The College Community Redevelopment Project Area Committee (PAC) generally meets on the first Tuesday of each even numbered month at 7 p.m. Meetings are held at the Faith Presbyterian Church, Room 1, at 5075 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92115.

College Community Redevelopment PAC Meeting Agendas

General Project Area Information

The City of San Diego's 131-acre College Community Redevelopment Project Area focuses on student housing needs, transportation planning, parking, and public improvements. The City is working with private developers to provide adequate student housing. Development has begun on several student housing projects, and a large mixed-use project is in the planning stage.

The Project Area is located immediately adjacent to the southern boundary of San Diego State University (SDSU). It is primarily bounded by College Avenue to the east, the SDSU campus to the north, Montezuma Road to the south, and 55th Street to the west. The Project Area also includes the Montezuma Elementary School and a portion of the Alvarado Medical Plaza.

Redevelopment Incentives

  • Site assembly
  • Permitting assistance
  • Off-site improvements
  • Housing programs
  • Façade improvements
  • Special public/private financing opportunities
  • Minimized/streamlined environmental review and processing

Development Objectives

  • Enhanced transportation and parking facilities
  • Maintain established family neighborhoods
  • Relocate university office facilities to improved Alvarado Plaza
  • Mixed-use activity center to become focal point for students

Project Area Documents and Overlapping Programs

To report difficulty accessing these documents or to request the documents in an alternative format, contact Eliana Barreiros at (619) 236-6267.

Demographic Information

  • Total Population – 2,603
  • Median Household Income – $23,277
  • Total Housing Units – 688
  • Total Labor Force – 1,309
  • Adult Population with Bachelor's Degree or Higher – 52 percent

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Project Area Contact Information

For more information about the College Community, contact the following:

Eliana Barreiros
Redevelopment Project Area Manager
(619) 236-6267

To be added to the College Community mailing list, send an e-mail to with the subject as "College Community Redevelopment Project Mailing List".

The Redevelopment Agency of the City of San Diego
1200 Third Avenue, 14th Floor, MS 56D
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 236-6700

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