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University Community Plan Update

University CPU LogoThe City of San Diego is updating the University Community Plan, adopted in 1987. The updated Community Plan will consider 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. The University Community Plan Update will be a collaborative process with ongoing opportunities for public input. During the update process, Planning Department staff will work with the University community and the public to identify and consider important questions, issues, and opportunities including:

  • What opportunities exist to reinforce the community's role as a major employment center?
  • How can the community's future be planned to capitalize on the transit improvements coming to University?
  • How can we provide a variety of housing options within the community?
  • What strategies will facilitate meeting long-term Climate Action Plan goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions?
  • How can connections between key desitnations be enhanced throughout the community?
  • What opportunities exist to foster a place to live, work, and play?


Torrey Pines Glideport     Illuminated Buildings     Mid-Coast Trolley UCSD Station under construction


The Process

Aerial image of University Community Planning AreaThe process to develop the University Community Plan Update will be collaborative and include a number of opportunities for public input. The City will form and meet on a regular basis with the University Community Planning Group’s Community Plan Update Subcommittee, public workshops will be conducted, and opportunities to share your input online will be available at key milestones in the planning process. The result of this process will be a new draft Community Plan for University. An Environmental Impact Report will also be prepared to assess the potential environmental impacts of implementing the plan, along with necessary mitigation measures.




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University Community Plan Update Survey

The University Community Plan Update Survey is now closed; thank you to those who participated! The results of the survey will be posted once tabulated. To receive a notification email regarding survey results, please subscribe to our mailing list below. 


University Community Plan Update Subcommittee (CPUS)

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

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


University Community Plan Update - Subcommittee Meetings

September Meeting

Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 6:00 PM

University City High School Media Center/Library

6949 Genesee Avenue, San Diego, CA 92121


October Meeting

Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 6:00 PM

University City High School Media Center/Library

6949 Genesee Avenue, San Diego, CA 92121


Your input is essential to develop a plan that is responsive to your needs. Comments and feedback are welcome at any time. Please share with us here

Plan Documents & Materials 

Check here for content related to the plan update!


Contact Us

Dan Monroe, Senior Planner
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 619-236-5529


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