Community Profiles Uptown

The Uptown Community Plan Update

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

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.

Staff Contact:

Marlon I. Pangilinan
Senior Planner
City of San Diego
Planning Department

[email protected]

News and Updates

Updated June 10, 2016

June 2016 DRAFT Uptown Community Plan and DRAFT Program EIR

The updated Uptown Community Plan (revised since January 2016) and the Draft Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) can be found below. The next steps include the 60-day PEIR public review period. Soon thereafter, staff will prepare the PEIR response to comments followed by the decision-maker hearings:

  • Historic Resources Board
  • Planning Commission
  • Smart Growth and Land Use Committee
  • City Council

Draft Uptown Community Plan

Draft Program Environmental Impact Report

Draft Uptown Impact Fee Study

Previously referred to as a Public Facilities Finanacing 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 Uptown Community:

Uptown Community Plan Zoning 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 Mid-Communities and West Lewis Street Planned Districts. Amendments to the Municipal Code are also proposed for regulations pertaining to specific commercial uses and development standards.

Supplemental Development Regulations – Potential Historic Resources

Potential Historic Districts have been identified as part of the Community Plan Update Process.  Supplemental development regulations which would only apply to residential buildings are being proposed to prevent the loss of contributing structures that could impact a potential historic district’s eligibility.

Land Use Assumptions Methodology

An analysis was conducted to provide a planning estimate for the amount of housing units, commercial floor area that could occur in the future. The analysis used assumptions to anticipate land use that could reasonable develop in the future based on community plan land use designations for both the adopted and proposed community plan land uses and densities.

Uptown, North Park, and Golden Hill Final Transportation Technical Studies

The following are the updated transportation technical studies for the Uptown, North Park, and Golden Hill community plan updates:

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