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Community Profiles Greater North Park - Additional Information


DRAFT North Park Community Plan Update Historic Preservation Element

The DRAFT North Park Community Plan Update Historic Preservation Element is available for review and comment and will be included in this draft form as part of the Public Draft of the North Park Community Plan Update being released with the concurrent updates of the Uptown and Golden Hill Community Plan in May 2015.

DRAFT North Park Community Plan Update Urban Design Element

The public draft of the Urban Design Element of the North Park Community Plan Update is available for review and comment. Other elements of the Uptown Community Plan Update are forthcoming and will be released for public review and comment as they are completed.  Input will be considered by City staff and shared with the North Park Planning Committee who will review the DRAFT Urban Design Element and provide input/recommendation at a subsequent noticed meeting. Please forward comments to:

Marlon I. Pangilinan, Senior Planner
Email: mpangilinan@sandiego.gov
City of San Diego
Planning Department
1222 1st Avenue MS-413
San Diego, CA  92130

Streetcar Feasibility Study

The Uptown Streetcar Feasibility Study has been completed and the Final Report is available to be viewed at the following link:

Streetcar Feasibility Study: Open House

With funding provided by the Uptown Community Parking District, a streetcar feasibility study is being conducted in association with the plan update cluster to examine constraints and opportunities with reintroducing a future streetcar line that would create connections between Hillcrest, Bankers Hill/Park West, North Park, Downtown, and eventually connect with other future lines studied in the past.  Planning staff will be hosting an Open House event on the Uptown Streetcar Feasibility Study on Saturday, March 1st at the St. Paul’s Cathedral Guild Room located at 2728 Sixth Avenue from 10am to 2pm.  The public is welcome to attend at any time during this event as staff will be providing information on the various as of the study and gathering input from the public on what goals should the streetcar serve, the type of streetcar desired, the location of stations, and what the streetcar routes should be. Please view the Open House flier and Streetcar Presentation for more information.

Community Plan Update Discussion Drafts

Discussion Drafts of the Uptown, North Park, and Greater Golden Hill Community Plan Updates have been provided to each of the respective Community Planning Groups for comment. These Discussion Drafts are a work-in-progress and serve as “preliminary drafts” to allow each respective Community Planning Group, as well as the Planning Commission to provide comment on the overall development of the draft plan updates prior to the to the release of the official public drafts.  The Discussion Drafts were discussed as an information item at the December 19, 2013 Planning Commission hearing.  The staff report and associated documents can be viewed on the Planning Commission - Reports page.

The Discussion Drafts can be viewed below:

December 13, 2012 Planning Commission Workshop – Status of Community Plan Updates Report:

North Park Community Planning Group CPU Workshop – May 9, 2013

Potential changes to the Proposed Land Use Map were discussed and considered with the public.   A final recommendation is anticipated to be provided at the next North Park Planning Committee meeting on Tuesday, May 21 st starting at 6:30pm at 2901 North Park Way, 2 nd Floor.  The following contains background information related to the land use discussion:

The following is a presentation given by Andy Hamilton representing Walk San Diego and the San Diego Air Pollution Control District regarding insights and ideas on how to improve the livability of North Park and San Diego’s communities:

At the March 19, 2013 meeting of the North Park Planning Committee (NPPC) meeting Park Planning staff presented an initial evaluation of population-based park ideas received by the public during the plan update charrette. These park ideas were rated High, Moderate, or Low by staff based on evaluation criteria.  The NPPC has been asked to review staff’s recommendations, provide input, and prioritization of these park ideas. This input along with staff’s analysis will assist in creating policies and recommendations in the Recreation Element of the North Park Community Plan Update for potential park sites, identify specific park sites on the plan land use map, and create corresponding project sheets in the Public Facilities Financing Plan (PFFP) for the Greater North Park community. The NPPC is expected to provide their recommendation to the City at the April 9, 2013 meeting.