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Kearny Mesa Community Plan Update

Community Review Draft Kearny Mesa Community Plan

The Kearny Mesa Community Planning Area encompasses approximately 4,400 acres in the City of San Diego. The comprehensive process to update the 1992 Kearny Mesa Community Plan was initiated to determine how Kearny Mesa will develop so it continues to thrive as a key employment center and support future transit investments. The updated Community Plan’s compact land use strategy, policy framework, and multimodal network achieve the vision and accommodate growth consistent with the General Plan City of Villages Strategy and the City’s Climate Action Plan goals. Plan documents are available for download at this link:

Kearny Mesa Community Plan Final 2020 Draft

The Final Mobility Technical Report is available for download:

The existing community plan for Kearny Mesa has not been updated since 1992, and a lot has changed since then. Our population has grown and continues to grow, and we need to ensure that we continue to provide opportunities for employment. New transportation projects and mobility options are planned that will help guide future growth. And with the adoption of the Climate Action Plan (CAP), we need to find ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to meet state mandates by 2035.

The City of San Diego Planning Department is leading an update the Kearny Mesa Community Plan to determine how Kearny Mesa will develop in the future so it continues to thrive as a key employment center for the City, while enhancing the diverse opportunities that the community has to offer.

Community Plan Update Public Meetings

All agendas, presentations, and other meeting materials on the Kearny Mesa Community Plan Update can be found here.

City of San Diego General Plan

The General Plan is comprised of 10 elements that provide a comprehensive slate of citywide policies and further the City of Villages smart growth strategy for growth and development. The community plans are a part of the Land Use Element of the General Plan. Community plans provide more detailed land use designations and site-specific policy recommendations than is practical at the citywide level. Together, the General Plan and the community plans seek to guide future growth and development to achieve citywide and community level goals. All of the adopted community plans must be consistent with the goals and policies of the General Plan.

Climate Action Plan

In addition to the General Plan, community plans are also tasked with doing their part to implement the Climate Action Plan, which calls for a 50 percent reduction in San Diego’s greenhouse gas emissions by 2035. The Climate Action Plan is a package of policies that will benefit San Diego’s environment and economy. Kearny Mesa’s land use strategy, multimodal infrastructure  and community-specific policies and recommendations for actions can help implement the goals of the PDF icon Climate Action Plan.

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