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