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Mission Valley Community Plan Update


Mission Valley Community Plan - Adopted


In 2015, the City of San Diego, in coordination with local community members, began updating the Mission Valley Community Plan, which serves as a blueprint for the future development of the community. After completing extensive research on existing conditions; gathering input from the Mission Valley Community Plan Update Subcommittee, community members, and stakeholders, on topics such as land use, mobility, and parks; and analyzing future conditions, the updated Mission Valley Community Plan was adopted unanimously by the City Council on Sept. 10, 2019.

The format of the updated Mission Valley Community Plan is intended to communicate the community’s vision to the local community, property owners, and developers to encourage successful implementation. The plan clearly states a vision for the future of the community upfront; provides implementing actions that the City can take to help achieve the vision; and offers design guidelines and policies to direct new development on how to improve quality of life for residents, employees, property owners, business owners, and visitors of Mission Valley in the future.Mission Valley Community Plan Update Anticipated Community Outreach Process and Timeline

For more information on the community plan update process, click the diagram pictured to the right.


Mission Valley Community Plan Update Final Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR)

The Final PEIR is available at the link below:

Proposed Zoning Map

On May 1, 2019 the proposed zones associated with the Mission Valley Community Plan Update were presented to the Mission Valley Planning Group, which were supported with minor modifications. The map below depicts the proposed future zoning program.

Mission Valley Community Plan Update Draft Mobility Technical Report


Mission Valley Community Plan Update Subcommittee (CPUS)

The Mission Valley Community Plan Update Subcommittee (MV CPUS) is a subcommittee of the Mission Valley Planning Group, which is the City's recognized citizens' group for Mission Valley. This subcommittee was created specifically for the Community Plan upate in order to provide feedback to the City regarding the process.

Refer to the Community Plan Update Subcommittee page for more information on MV CPUS meetings and materials.


Community Members at August Open HouseCommunity Open House on Future Land Uses and Environmental Scoping

Thank you to all of the community members that made our most recent open house on Aug. 12, 2017, at Westfield Mission Valley Mall a success. We received valuable input and support on the draft preferred land use alternative map (provided below) and the scope of environmental issues and alternatives to be analyzed within the forthcoming Environmental Impact Report. 

Looking at Park OpportunitiesThe environmental scoping comment period remained open until Aug. 27, 2017. Learn more about environmental scoping by watching this brief video and learn how to provide comments, here.

Below are the materials that were made available at the open house: 


Online Activity Outreach - Previous Activities

Activity 3 – Results from the third online activity are now available. The activity was framed around goals established in the City of San Diego Climate Action Plan (CAP) and focused on significantly increasing the number of people using alternative modes of transportation (bicycle, walk, transit…) during their commutes. The results can be found by clicking on the Feedback tab and Outcome tab in the online outreach portal

Activity 2 - This exercise focused on parks and recreation; specifically, where future parks should be located, what recreation opportunities and facilities should be provided, and what trails the community is interested in seeing developed. The results can be found by clicking on the Feedback tab in the online outreach portal.

Activity 1 - This exercise focused on prioritizing policy ideas identified in the Issues and Options Report and laying the foundation for the creation of land use alternatives in Mission Valley. The results can be found by clicking on the Feedback tab and Outcome tab in the online outreach portal.

Data gathered through these exercises will be combined with other input collected through our community engagement program such as the Mission Valley Community Plan Update Subcommittee meetings, stakeholder meetings, and community workshops. This input will be used to create land use and design scenarios to be evaluated in future outreach activities including a public workshop. 


Existing Conditions Report Mobility Element 

This report provides the foundation for the mobility issues and opportunities identified in the Issues and Options Analysis available below. The content of this report includes an analysis of existing physical and operational conditions related to the mobility system within the Mission Valley community. This document is the initial step towards updating the Mission Valley Community Plan's Mobility Element. 


Issues and Options Analysis

Outlined in this report are fifteen issues expected to affect long-term development in Mission Valley along with potential solutions to be addressed in the update to the Community Plan. Issues identified include connectivity, establishing a neighborhood center/main street, land use, mobility, and the environment. The Issues and Options Analysis will provide a framework for identifying development alternatives for the update to the Community Plan. Additionally, this document provides an overview of existing plans in the community, the General Plan, and the Community Plan update process. 


Phase II Community Outreach 

Phase II of the update process focused on identifying existing conditions in Mission Valley, and developing a vision for the community for the next 20 to 30 years in the future. This was accomplished through the development of two technical studies (Map Atlas and Issues and Options Analysis) and several community outreach efforts. Community outreach efforts included: engaging residents, business owners, property owners, community members, developers, and other stakeholders in gathering information on existing conditions, opportunities, connectivity, neighborhoods, strategies for moving forward, and a vision for the future.


Map Atlas

The Map Atlas is an informational document that focuses on mappable resources, trends and concerns. The Map Atlas was created to educate the community, inform policy change and frame decisions relating to long-term physical development in Mission Valley. Accurate as of January 2016 this document elaborates on land uses, natural resources, urban form and transportation infrastructure.

  1. PDF icon Introduction and Overview (PDF)
  2. PDF icon Land Use and Development (PDF)
  3. PDF icon Urban Form (PDF)
  4. PDF icon Transportation (PDF)
  5. PDF icon Historic Context and Archaeology (PDF)
  6. PDF icon Natural Environment and Open Space (PDF)
  7. PDF icon Environmental Hazards and Community Health (PDF)


Community Kickoff Meeting Open House

The Community Kickoff Meeting was held on June 30, 2015, at the Scottish Rite Center. The community had the opportunity to learn about the update process and discuss what is special, challenging and possible for Mission Valley.