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Mira Mesa Community Plan Update

On December 5, 2022, the San Diego City Council approved the Mira Mesa Community Plan Update. The updated Community Plan take into account current conditions, Citywide goals in the Climate Action Plan and the General Plan, and community specific goals to provide direction for the long-term development of the community. During the update process, City Planning Department staff worked with the Mira Mesa community and the public to identify and consider important questions, issues, and opportunities including:

  • How will Mira Mesa grow over the next 20-30 years?
  • How can the community best plan for residential and employment growth?
  • What services, infrastructure or facilities are needed to meet this growth?
  • How can we build on the positive economic effect of Mira Mesa?

Strategic Plan Priority Areas of Focus

This initiative focuses on the following priority areas of the Strategic Plan:

Create Homes for All of Us

Focuses opportunities for housing within mixed-use and residential areas.

Protect & Enrich Every Neighborhood

Identifies opportunities for public spaces and pocket parks, trails and joint-use facilities.

Provides guidance for the future identification and preservation of historical resources and districts that embody architectural and cultural history.

Advance Mobility & Infrastructure

Identifies opportunities for mobility infrastructure that improves walking, rolling, biking and transit connections.

Champion Sustainability

Promotes opportunities for urban greening and street trees to address stormwater runoff and climate change.

Protects canyons, open space and sensitive habitat.

Foster Regional Prosperity

Promotes employment uses as economic drivers connected to regional transit.

The Planning Process / Schedule

Project Completion: 2022

Plan update outreach:

  • 31 meetings with the Mira Mesa Community Plan Update Advisory Committee, 9 events (open house, workshops, & pop-up-booth), stakeholder interviews with major employers, trade associations, and community organizations, and several online surveys provided an opportunity for a broad and representative public engagement.

Plan update process timeline

Supporting Documents & Materials

Adopted Mira Mesa Community Plan & Associated Documents

On December 5, 2022, the San Diego City Council approved the Mira Mesa Community Plan Update and associated documents. A second hearing occured on January 10, 2023 to finalize the approval of ordinances (i.e., CPIOZ, Rezone, etc.) that will help implement the Mira Mesa Community Plan. The ordinances went into effect on February 12, except for areas inside the Coastal Zone, which still requires certification from the California Coastal Commission.

Final Program Environmental Impact Report

City Planning Department has prepared a Final Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) for the Mira Mesa Community Plan Update, which was certified by the San Diego City Council on December 5, 2022.

A Draft PEIR and associated documents are also available below:

Mobility Technical Report

  • The Appendix summarize the physical and operational conditions of the planned mobility system outlined in the Mira Mesa Community Plan. This report identifies planned mobility improvements and analysis of all travel modes under the planning horizon year 2050.

Community Discussion Draft

  • Community Discussion Draft is a preliminary draft of the Mira Mesa Community Plan and contains the community vision, goals, and policies.
  • Draft Plan Figures contain maps, tables, and diagrams related to planned land use, zoning, mobility, public facility, parks, and community plan implementation overlay zone (CPIOZ) supplemental development regulations.

Community Engagment Report

Mira Mesa Community Atlas: Existing Conditions Report

View the Community Atlas, broken down by chapter.

Mira Mesa Community Planning Group - Plan Update Advisory Committee Documents

Access all agendas, presentations, and other documents from the Community Plan Update Advisory Committee of the Mira Mesa Community Planning Group.

Workshop & Forum Documents and Materials

Access all materials (including reports and presentations) and links from workshops and forums.

Land Use & Economic Studies

Access all economic studies that have been prepared as part of the plan update process.

Mobility Studies

Access all mobility studies that have been prepared as part of the plan update process.


Alex Frost, Senior Planner
Phone: 619-236-6006