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 email@example.com. This website remains intact for historical reference purposes.
North Bay Redevelopment Project Area
General Project Area Information
The City of San Diego's 1,360-acre North Bay Redevelopment Project Area is composed of a variety of land uses that are designated for residential, mixed-use, high technology office/flex/R&D, light industrial, and retail development opportunities along Interstate 5, Pacific Highway, Morena Boulevard, India Street, Loma Portal, Voltaire Street, and in the City's Midway District.
The Project Area is centrally located two miles from Downtown, is adjacent to the San Diego International Airport, is accessible by two major freeways, and has both light-rail and heavy-rail transportation for employees and freight. The Project Area is home to major high-tech employers including the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and provides access to San Diego Bay and Mission Bay.
The Redevelopment Agency has produced a video summarizing the projects and programs within the North Bay Redevelopment Project Area as of July 2010. Click on the link below to view the video:
Project Area Documents
*Source: REDI Statistical Estimates 2010. Note that data are representative of a three-mile radius surrounding the Project Area.
North Bay Redevelopment Project Area Committee (PAC)
The North Bay Redevelopment Project Committee (PAC) is a 30-member advisory group that provides recommendations to the City's Redevelopment Agency on proposed redevelopment projects and programs. The North Bay PAC meets on March, June, September, and December on the first Wednesday of those months from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Additional meetings are sometimes scheduled, if needed.
PAC members must be at least 18 years of age and reside or own a business or property located in the Project Area. Seven (7) seats are currently vacant and may be filled by appointment. If you are interested in serving and meet the eligibility requirements, contact Lydia Goularte-Ruiz at (619) 236-6539 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
North Bay Redevelopment PAC meetings are *usually* held at the Urban Corps of San Diego County, Community Room, 3127 Jefferson Street, San Diego, CA 92110-4422. Special committee meetings may be held at different locations depending on space availability. Agendas will list specific locations for each meeting.
Completed Redevelopment Projects
James Edgar & Jean Jessop Hervey Library is the largest community enhancement project in the Project Area and was partially financed through bond funds secured by tax increment generated therein. The Redevelopment Agency contributed approximately $4.09 million to the project.
The Village at Morena Vista is located directly adjacent to the Linda Vista Trolley Station and provides a mixture of 184 residential units with 18 affordable units, commercial and retail space, and parking facilities, including a Park-N-Ride that serves the trolley station. The project was completed in fall 2006.
Urban Corps of San Diego County's existing facility with two LEED-certified buildings: the Recycling Education & Community Outreach Center and the Community Training Room. The "green" campus also features solar power, water reclamation and filter technology, a rooftop garden, drought-tolerant/native landscaping, composting and vermiposting stations, and an SDG&E "Sustainable Experience" kiosk. The facility is open to the community and offers classes teaching business owners and others on how to implement a recycling and conservation program in the workplace. The Redevelopment Agency contributed $475,000 to the $5.5 million expansion to help various program elements.
In April 2011, construction of the Haas Family Gymnasium was completed. This multi-use gymnasium provides additional recreation space for students of Correia Middle School, as well as for the patrons of the Peninsula Family YMCA. The Redevelopment Agency contributed $575,000 to the project.
This project was designed to improve the intersection of Rosecrans Street and Pacific Highway which is frequently blocked by arriving and departing Trolley, Coaster, and Amtrak trains. This project reduces traffic congestion by allowing the existing bus service to run more efficiently, reduce the back up of vehicular traffic on Rosecrans Street, and improve the general purpose and transit flow through the intersection.
The Redevelopment Agency approved the use of $30,000 of North Bay Redevelopment Project funds to modify the signal on northbound Morena Boulevard to address the traffic on southbound Morena Boulevard at the intersection with Linda Vista Road. The signal separates the traffic on Morena Boulevard and Linda Vista Road and allows traffic on both Morena Boulevard and Linda Vista Road to continue as two lanes throughout the intersection and beyond. The separation of the traffic on Morena Boulevard and Linda Vista Road eliminates the dangerous right-merge on Morena Boulevard. Construction of the signals was completed in December 2007.
Gateway Mural (PDF), a public beautification project of the Redevelopment Agency in partnership with the Urban Corps of San Diego, was completed in November 2011. Located on the Interstate 5 underpass at the intersection of Rosecrans and Jefferson streets, the 5,000-square-foot mural by artist Sal Barajas depicts the area's historical influences, prominent features, and attractions. It removes blight while improving and promoting positive neighborhood characteristics for the benefit of businesses, residents, and visitors. The Redevelopment Agency contributed $60,000 to the project.
Current Redevelopment Projects
Veterans Village of San Diego is a $30 million rehabilitation center that will provide a place for homeless veterans to live and seek treatment, support, employment training, and counseling. Once completed, Veterans Village will completely replace the original 87-bed facility with a 320-bed facility and will provide state-of-the-art living and support facilities for veterans. The project is being developed in four phases. Phase I, Phase II, and Phase III have been completed, with Phase IV currently in the design stage.
The intersection of Washington and India Streets has strategic importance for the North Bay Redevelopment Area. The area has a prominent location that links four neighborhoods: Mission Hills, Old Town, Little Italy and Midway/Pacific Highway. With trolley access and a collection of popular restaurants, this area is becoming an active pedestrian neighborhood. Yet currently, much of the streetscape is blighted and inadequate to support pedestrian activity. The Agency, in partnership with the City's Capital Improvement Program, will install median improvements on Washington Street between San Diego Avenue and India Street.
Storefront Improvement Program
This project will address infrastructure needs within the Five Points neighborhood by creating a safer environment. The improvements include pop-outs, ADA-compliant ramps, and a traffic calming study.
This median project will promote traffic calming and streetscape beautification at the intersection of Clairemont Drive and Morena Boulevard.
Project Area Contact Information
For additional information about the North Bay Redevelopment Project Area, contact the following:
The Redevelopment Agency of the City of San Diego
To be added to the Project Area e-mail list, e-mail your name to email@example.com and indicate in the subject line "North Bay E-Mail List".
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