Community Profiles Greater Golden Hill


The Golden Hill Community Plan Update

The City of San Diego is updating the 1988 Golden Hill Community Plan concurrently with updates to the community plans for North Park and Uptown.

The City's community plans are long range planning documents established as essential components of the General Plan. The community plan update process will develop the community-specific detail, relevant policies, and implementation strategies necessary to fulfill General Plan objectives. The General Plan sets out a long-range vision and policy framework to guide future development, provide public services, and maintain the qualities that define San Diego over the next 20+ years. The General Plan also has a focus on how to design infill development and reinvest in existing communities. This focus is reflected throughout the Plan, including such topics as sustainable development, urban design, the provision of public services & facilities, mobility and historic preservation.

Staff Contact:
Bernard Turgeon, AICP
Senior Planner
City of San Diego
Planning Department

[email protected]
T (619) 533-6575

News and Updates

Updated October 10, 2016

Final Program Environmental Impact Report and Errata

PDF icon Final Program Environmental Impact Report

The City of San Diego has made additional corrections to the September 2016 Final PEIR that are described in the errata below.


Updated September 14, 2016

DRAFT Golden Hill Community Plan – June 2016

The updated draft Golden Hill Community Plan can be found below. The scheduled dates for the upcoming decision maker hearings are the following:

  • Historic Resources Board (Heard on September 14, 2016 - Agenda and Staff Report)
  • Planning Commission (Heard on September 22, 2016) - PDF icon Agenda and Staff Report
  • Smart Growth and Land Use Committee (Heard on October 5, 2016)
  • City Council (scheduled for October 25, 2016) -Agenda and supporting information

Link to the agenda and supporting information is HERE:


Draft Golden Hill Community Plan

Supplemental Regulations – Potential Historic Districts

DRAFT Community Plan Implementation

Zoning implementation is proposed for the draft community plan by application of citywide zones in the Municipal Code as illustrated on the draft zoning map below. These zones would replace those of the Golden Hill Planned District. Amendments to the Municipal Code are also proposed for regulations pertaining to specific commercial uses and development standards.

Draft Golden Hill Impact Fee Study

Previously referred to as a Public Facilities Financing Plans, Impact Fee Studies (IFS) provide a list of facilities that are needed to implement the goals of the community plan and to establish applicable Development Impact Fees (DIF) through which new development  will pay  its proportional fare-share of the cost of those facilities. The following is the Draft Impact Fee Study for the Golden Hill Community:

PDF icon DRAFT Golden Hill Impact Fee Study

Golden Hill Community Plan Public Review Draft July 2015

The July draft Golden Hill Community Plan is available below and is superseded by the content posted above.

PDF icon Golden Hill Community Plan DRAFT July 2015 - Full version

Documents that support or provide analysis of the draft community plan are posted below.

PDF icon Uptown, North Park & Golden Hill Plan Updates Mobility Study June 2015

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