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Barrio Logan - Previous Planning Efforts, Studies and Reports

Barrio Logan Community Plan Update

Barrio Logan Community Plan (Adopted)

The Barrio Logan Community Plan approved by the City Council in December 2021 is being reviewed by the California Coastal Commission for certification. The 2021 Community Plan builds on the 2013 Plan and incorporates land uses based on an agreement among community groups and stakeholders. Prior to being heard at City Council, the Barrio Logan Community Plan Update received recommendations from the Barrio Logan Community Planning Group on October 20th, the Planning Commission on October 28th, and the Land Use and Housing Committee on Wednesday, November 3rd. 

Barrio Logan Community Plan Update Mobility Assessment (2021)

As part of the Barrio Logan Community Plan (2013 Draft) update process, the Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) and Technical Studies were certified by City Council on September 17, 2013. Links to these can be found below for reference (scroll down to Environmental Impact Report).


Barrio Logan Land Use Story Map

Barrio Logan's mix of industrial, commercial, residential, and institutional uses developed in a manner consistent with previous land use policies and zoning. The 1978 Community Plan and zoning ordinance re-established and validated the existing mix of uses, while allowing additional new residential and industrial uses to locate side-by-side. The unique land use pattern reflects a concentration of industry and employment-generating uses integrated with residential uses, and serves as evidence of Barrio Logan’s history of being dissected by freeways. 

This collocation of uses, particularly heavy industrial and heavy commercial uses located on small lots directly adjacent to residential uses, coupled with large scale industrial uses within the Port of San Diego and the Naval Base has created conflicts and issues. Many of the industrial uses, such as automotive service and repair businesses and recycling centers, are located near residential uses in Barrio Logan. To address the incompatible land uses that are described above, the City of San Diego worked with the community and stakeholders to update the Barrio Logan Community Plan. 

The Barrio Logan Community Plan Update process addressed the complex issues through proposed land uses that respect the existing and evolving residential character and support the economic viability of businesses in Barrio Logan. Specifically, the 2013 Community Plan Update intended to: address existing collocation issues by establishing a buffer to separate incompatible uses; increase the number of allowable housing units; provide sufficient public facilities; and encourage new retail and community serving commercial uses throughout the community.

The Barrio Logan Community Plan Update was adopted by City Council in 2013 and was repealed by referendum in 2014 due to concerns that the updated community plan land use and zoning would impact shipbuilding industries and maritime related businesses. In 2019, the Barrio Logan Community Planning Group worked with representatives from the Environmental Health Coalition and the shipbuilding and ship repair industry to address the mixing of industrial and residential uses in the Barrio Logan community has proven to be unhealthy. A signed Memorandum of Understanding was the basis for moving forward with a community plan update in 2020-2021. Similar to the effort for the 2013 community plan, the City conducted an outreach process, collected community input, and revised the community plan based on recommendations from the Barrio Logan Community Planning Group. Although the 1978 Barrio Logan Community Plan currently remains as the adopted land use plan for the community, the City Council held a hearing in December 2021 and adopted a new community plan. The new community plan will be submitted to the California Coastal Commission for certification in order for the new plan to take effect. 

Environmental Impact Report

Barrio Logan Gateway Sign

February 2013
On Jan. 27, 2013, members of the community met with the consultant team and Port staff at Ryan Bros on Main Street to review the final gateway design: Final Gateway Design Powerpoint Presentation.

The project will now go before the Board of Port Commissoners in March 2013 as an informational item and all improvements included in the project are slated to begin by the end of 2013 and completed by the mid to end of 2014.

Community Meeting #3 - Nov. 14, 2012

As part of the 10th Avenue Marine Terminal Port/Caltrans Street Improvements project, a new community sign is being proposed to span Cesar E. Chavez Parkway. At the third meeting, the consultant presented revised gateway designs for the community?s review. The stakeholders that were present at the meeting agreed that the revised gateway structure was satisfactory and should move forward. Additionally more work will be done to incorporate artistic elements into the design.

The Port of San Diego and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) are in the process of developing a community sign to serve as a gateway to the Barrio Logan neighborhood. The new community sign will span Cesar E. Chavez Parkway between Main Street and Newton Avenue.

The proposed gateway sign is part of the Port Access Project, which will include crosswalk enhancements, lane adjustments, and beautification improvements along Harbor Drive, Cesar E. Chavez Parkway and Crosby Street near the 10th Avenue Marine Terminal.

Ideas from these meetings will be used to create a final draft design that will be presented to the Barrio Logan community. After the final outreach session, the recommended concept will be presented to the Board of Port Commissioners. It is anticipated that construction of the gateway sign will begin summer 2013.

The first community meeting was held on Aug. 30, 2012 where community participants in attendance were asked how the sign should be designed in order to be unique to Barrio Logan.

At the second meeting on October 4, 2012, the consultant presented draft concepts based on input at the first meeting for the design. At that meeting the public provided comments to guide the refined sign design which will be presented in November 2012.

Bayshore Bikeway

On behalf of the City of San Diego, the San Diego Unified Port District hired a consultant to prepare the Bayshore Bikeway Report. This report will be provided to the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) for further evaluation during the development phase of the Bayshore Bikeway which is slated to begin design in winter 2012.