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Grantville Redevelopment Project Area
Grantville Stakeholders Committee (GSC) Meetings
- December 13, 2010 (PDF) NO MEETING
- November 8, 2010 (PDF)
- October 11, 2010 (PDF)
- September 27, 2010 (PDF)
- August 9, 2010 (PDF) Cancelled
- June 14, 2010 (PDF) Cancelled
- May 10, 2010 (PDF)
- April 12, 2010 (PDF) Cancelled
- March 8, 2010 (PDF)
- February 8, 2010 (PDF) Cancelled
- January 11, 2010 (PDF) Cancelled
- December 15, 2009 (PDF) Cancelled
- November 9, 2009 (PDF)
- October 12, 2009 (PDF)
- September 14, 2009 (PDF) Cancelled
- August 10, 2009 (PDF) Cancelled
- July 13, 2009 (PDF) Cancelled
- May 11, 2009 (PDF)
- April 13, 2009 (PDF)
- March 9, 2009 (PDF)
- February 9, 2009 (Cancelled) (PDF)
- January 12, 2009 (PDF)
- Grantville Stakeholders Committee Meeting Dates 2009 (PDF)
Grantville Master Plan Walking Tour & Audit
Grantville Redevelopment Project — Final Program Environmental Impact Report (March 2005)
- January 24, 2009 – Walking Tour & Audit
- January 29, 30, 31, 2009 – Grantville Charrette
- January 29, 2009 – Day 1
- January 30, 2009 – Day 2
- January 31, 2009 – Day 3
General Project Area Information
The City of San Diego's 990-acre Grantville Redevelopment Project Area and Redevelopment Plan were established by the San Diego City Council on May 3, 2005. The Project Area is located in eastern San Diego and encompasses part of the Navajo Community, the Tierrasanta Community, and the College Area Community. The Project Area includes portions of the San Diego River and is located in close proximity to Mission Valley, Mission Trails Park, and San Diego State University
The goals of the Grantville Redevelopment Project Area and Redevelopment Plan are to remove physical and economic blighting conditions and to ensure the continued economic viability of the commercial, industrial, and retail uses within the Project Area. The Redevelopment Plan allows for the financing of improvements within the Project Area in order to remove physical and economic blight and to provide affordable housing. Potential Agency assistance or activity may include, but is not limited to, façade rehabilitations, industrial pollution mitigation, parking and circulation projects, and streetscape improvements. Other issues to be addressed include urban runoff into San Diego River, incompatible uses, and obsolete buildings within the Project Area.
The Grantville Redevelopment Project Area is within the City's Navajo and Tierrasanta Community Planning Area. The more than 1,400 acres that comprise the Project Area consist of three non-contiguous Subareas.
- Subarea-A: Comprised of the commercial, industrial and retail uses north of I-8 and along both sides of Fairmont Avenue and Mission Gorge Road up to Zion Avenue.
- Subarea-B: Contains the office, industrial and mining operations and
along Mission Gorge Road from Zion Avenue to Margerum Avenue.
- Subarea-C: A shopping center, retail uses and community facilities
at and adjacent to the intersection of Zion Avenue and Waring Road.
Objectives of the Grantville Redevelopment Plan
- Retain and expand neighborhood supporting businesses
- Improve the appearance and character of industrial and commercial uses
- Enhance economic growth
- Explore opportunities for mixed uses
- Improve the flow of traffic
- Improve public infrastructure
- Alleviate the shortage of parking
- Address urban runoff and industrial pollution
- Expand community serving recreational opportunities
- Support habitat conservation and restoration
- Improve and/or develop public facility assets
In order to accomplish these objectives, the Redevelopment Plan provides for participation in the
redevelopment process by property owners and business owners located within the Project Area and, if
necessary, for relocation assistance of displaced occupants.
Project Area Documents
- Grantville Redevelopment Project Area Map
- Redevelopment Plan for the Grantville Redevelopment Project Area (PDF)
The Grantville Redevelopment Plan ("Plan") describes particular Agency powers, duties, and obligations in implementing and furthering the program generally formulated in this Plan for the redevelopment, rehabilitation, and revitalization of the Grantville Project Area. This Plan presents a process and basic framework within which specific redevelopment activities will be presented and priorities established.
The establishment of this Project Area affords the communities and Redevelopment Agency certain
resources to improve the economic and physical conditions and implement the adopted community
plans (Navajo and Tierrasanta). In addition to the traditional toolbox of Redevelopment,
activities within the Project Area will also be implemented through other economic development
tools and resources, such as façade improvement and home enhancement programs.
This Plan consists of text, the Redevelopment Plan Map (Exhibit No. 1), the Legal Description
of Project Area Boundaries (Exhibit No. 2), the Proposed Public
Improvements and Facilities Projects (Exhibit No. 3), the map Illustrating Planned Land Uses (Exhibit No. 4), the Diagram Illustrating Limitations on Type, Size, and Height of Buildings (Exhibit No. 5), and the Diagram Illustrating Approximate Amount of Building, including Open Space (Exhibit No. 6).
- Legal Description (Boundaries) of the Project Area as Designated in the Grantville Redevelopment Plan (PDF)
Pursuant to California Redevelopment Law (Section 33327), a legal description of the Grantville Redevelopment Project Area has been
transmitted and filed with the State Board of Equalization, County of San Diego Assessor, Tax Collector, Auditor-Controller, Chief
Executive Officer, Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, and other potentially affected taxing agencies.
- Rules Governing Participation by Property Owners/Business Occupant and Preference for Businesses to Re-Enter in the
Grantville Redevelopment Project (PDF)
- Agency's Report to City Council on the Grantville Redevelopment Plan
In accordance with the provisions of the California Community Redevelopment Law ("CRL"), a draft Redevelopment Plan was prepared. If approved by the City
Council, the Agency would have the authority to implement redevelopment activities within the proposed Grantville Project Area, including the use of eminent domain.
This Report has been prepared in accordance with Health and Safety Code Section 33000 et seq. of the State of California. This Report represents the culmination of
the documentation on the Redevelopment Plan, having been preceded by the following documents: Preliminary Plan, Draft Redevelopment Plan, Preliminary Report,
Owner Participation Rules, Relocation Guidelines, and Draft Program Environmental Impact Report. The Report is divided into fourteen (14) sections as prescribed by CRL.
- First Grantville Redevelopment Project 5-Year Implementation Plan (PDF)
The First Implementation Plan incorporated the Agency's
redevelopment goals and objectives for the Project Area and served as a guide for the Agency's activities from
April 2005 through April 2010. This Plan was prepared pursuant to Section 33490 of the California Redevelopment Law. The Implementation Plan Mid-Term Progress Report, which was accepted by the Redevelopment Agency on July 28, 2009, via Resolution No. R-04442, is available below.
- Second Grantville Redevelopment Project 5-Year Implementation Plan (PDF)
On March 9, 2010, the Redevelopment Agency adopted the Second Implementation Plan, which will serve as a guide for the Agency's activities within the Project Area from May 2010 through May 2015.
- Preliminary Report for Grantville Redevelopment Project Area (PDF)
Redevelopment Law requires the preparation of a Preliminary Report that
includes the reasons for selection of the Project Area, describes the
conditions present in the area, determines that the area is urbanized,
assesses how the project will be financed, describes the projects that
are proposed and how the projects will address blighting conditions that
exist in the Project Area. The Preliminary Report was sent to
affected taxing entities for their review and comment.
- Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) for Grantville Redevelopment Project (PDF: 54Mb)
To obtain a copy of the PEIR, contact
Joel Hyatt at (619) 236-6525.
This document evaluates the environmental effects of the adoption of the Grantville
Redevelopment Project and implementation of redevelopment project activities within the Grantville Redevelopment
Project Area. Under the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), "The purpose of the environmental
impact report is to identify the significant effects of a project on the environment, to identify alternatives to the project,
and to indicate the manner in which significant effects can be mitigated or avoided." (Public Resources Code 21002.1 (a)).
- Adopted Grantville Project Area Address Ranges (09-27-04) (PDF)
- Adopted Grantville Relocation Plan (10-18-04) (PDF)
The Redevelopment Agency of the City of San Diego has prepared this plan and method of relocation for those site occupants who
may be displaced by Agency action within the Grantville Redevelopment Project Area. This Relocation Plan is included as part
of the Agency's Report to the City Council required by Section 33352(f) of the California Community Redevelopment Law in connection
with the proposed Redevelopment Plan for the Grantville Redevelopment Project.
- Adopted Rules and Regulations for Implementing Relocation Assistance, City of San Diego Redevelopment Agency (08-28-02) (PDF)
This document has been adopted by the Redevelopment Agency as the standard for ALL City of San Diego Redevelopment Programs. The
purpose is to implement the California Relocation Assistance Law in a uniform, fair, and equitable matter. Sections include a
discussion of relocation assistance and plans, comparable replacement dwelling units, relocation payments, claim procedures,
grievance procedures, acquisition practices, and property management practices.
- Grantville Redevelopment Project Area Engineering Maps (PDF)
- Grantville Cooperation Agreement Relating to Affordable Housing Credit and Allocation Transfer (PDF)
- Grantville Cooperation Agreement Relating to North Embarcadero Public Improvements and Facilities (PDF)
- Grantville Cooperation Agreement Relating to Joint Projects (PDF)
- Grantville Cooperation Agreement Relating to Funding of Transit Line Improvements (PDF)
- Grantville Redevelopment Survey Area Map, March 30, 2004
The Survey Area Map identifies the redevelopment survey area that the City Council approved on March 30, 2004.
- City Manager/City Council Report,
March 24, 2004 (RA-04-04, CMR-04-038)
Request to City Council and Redevelopment Agency to approve the proposed Grantville Redevelopment Survey Area boundaries and take
necessary actions to initiate the redevelopment plan adoption process, and authorize the Agency to execute consultant agreements.
- Grantville Redevelopment Feasibility Study, July 10, 2003 (PDF)
This Redevelopment feasibility study
the legal and financial implications of formulating a redevelopment area within the
Grantville Neighborhood, which is in the City's Navajo Community Plan Area. The redevelopment study area was comprised of three
- Navajo Community Plan
The goal of the Navajo Community Plan is to provide for the health, safety and welfare of the current and future residents of
Navajo, and maintain the area as a desirable neighborhood to live, work and shop. The Navajo Community Plan provides information
regarding land use, existing conditions, objectives, proposals and design guidelines. The Grantville Amendment (January 5, 1989)
updated the existing conditions within Grantville, provided additional design guidelines for Grantville, and established
supplemental development regulations (i.e., Community Plan Implementation Overlay Zone (CPIOZ)) for Grantville.
- Tierrasanta Community Plan
The Tierrasanta Community Plan is intended to serve as a guide for future public and private development within the Tierrasanta
community through 2000. The plan includes a series of goals and objectives established by the community which are consistent with
City-wide policies. While this plan also sets forth many proposals for implementation, it does not establish new regulations or
legislation, nor does it rezone property. Controls over zoning, subdivision, transportation, building construction, and other
development must be enacted separately as part of the implementation program.
Redevelopment Projects and Programs
The Agency encourages projects that implement the objectives of the Grantville Redevelopment
Plan, and projects that are in accordance with the City of San Diego General Plan and applicable community
The Redevelopment Agency seeks to work with existing property owners, business owners, tenants and residents,
as well as potential new investors and property owners to improve the area and implement the Grantville Redevelopment
Plan, the City of San Diego General Plan, and applicable community plans.
Housing Enhancement Loan Program
The Grantville Redevelopment Housing Enhancement Loan Program (HELP) provides forgivable loans to low- and moderate-income owner-occupants within the Project Area and within the surrounding neighborhoods located in census tracts 96.02, 96.04, and 97.03 to help them repair and improve their homes.
General Redevelopment Information
Redevelopment is a process specifically authorized under California
law to assist local governments in revitalizing communities. Redevelopment
encourages new development, creates jobs and generates tax revenue (increment)
in declining urbanized area by development partnerships between local governments
and private entities. Over 400 California cities and counties have adopted redevelopment
plans. The City of San Diego has 14 Project Areas.
Project Area Contact Information
For additional information about the Grantville Redevelopment Project Area, contact the following:
Redevelopment Project Area Manager
The Redevelopment Agency of the City of San Diego
1200 Third Avenue, 14th Floor, MS 56D
San Diego, CA 92101
To be added to the Project Area e-mail list, e-mail your name to email@example.com and indicate that you want to receive news (notice/agenda) about the
Project Area in the subject line of your message ("Always E-Mail List"). NOTE: If an e-mail address has a delivery
problem, it will be deleted from the Grantville interest list.