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Community Profiles Uptown - Additional Information

DRAFT Urban Design Element -Errata Sheet

Text changes have been made to the DRAFT Urban Design Element to reflect comments from the public and review by City staff. A summary of edits and revisions to the DRAFT Urban Design Element are listed on the following errata sheet at the following link:

Uptown Community Plan Update Workshop

The Planning Department will be hosting a workshop to discuss community plan implementation as it relates to the use of Citywide zoning to implement aspects of the Draft Urban Design Element, as well as a discussion on the proposed interim protection measures for potential historic districts. The meeting will be held on Thursday, March 24, 2016, from 6 to 8 p.m. Location: Case del Prado, Majorca Room 101, in Balboa Park. Agenda topic times are approximate.

The following information will be discussed at the March 24, 2016, Uptown Community Plan Update Workshop:

Plan Implementation

The draft community plan will be implemented through the application of citywide zones (illustrated on the proposed zone map).  These zones and their regulations would replace those of the Mid-City Communities Planned District and West Lewis Street Planned District.  Amendments to the Municipal Code including application of the Community Plan Implementation Overlay Zone (CPIOZ) are also proposed for regulations pertaining to commercial uses and development standards as well as for protections within potential historic districts.

Uptown Community Plan Update Text Revisions – January 2016

Changes to the June 2015 Draft Land Use Map were presented at the Feb. 2, 2016, Uptown Planners Special Meeting. Revisions reflect the removal of the incentive zoning proposal, placing more of an emphasis on placing development intensity along commercial-transit corridors, as well as meeting the goals of the adopted Climate Action Plan.

The link to the presentation is provided below. Please send public comment to: Marlon Pangilinan, Senior Planner at mpangilinan@sandiego.gov

The following are links to the January 2016 Proposed Community Land Use Map and the proposed land use maps for each Uptown neighborhood. Areas have been outlined on the maps to identify the location of land use changes since the June 2015 Public Draft.

The following plan elements (text only) have been revised and are available for public review and comment.  These documents reflect public input received and taken during the Uptown Planners’ review of the June 2015 Public Draft.  Plan maps, photos, and graphics are currently being refined by staff and will be included as the draft plan progresses towards finalization.  Strikeout underline versions of the draft plan elements are also include here to indicate where changes have been made to the public draft.

Revised Elements:

Versions with edits

Uptown Community Plan Update -Potential Park Survey Information

Updated Sept. 29, 2015


During the charrette process for the Uptown Community Plan Update, community stakeholders were asked to identify potential park and recreation ideas. Opportunity areas such as vacant properties, paper streets and excess rights-of-way, potential trails, and government properties were identified and evaluated against suitability criteria by Park Planning staff and input from the Uptown Planners. These ideas assisted in the formulation of policies for the draft Recreation Element and were mapped on Figure 7-1: Parks, Recreation Facilities, and Open of the Public Draft of the Uptown Community Plan (June 2015). Subsequent review of these park ideas has taken place with the community, further refining the overall recreational opportunities identified in the draft community plan.

Potential Park Survey Information

To assist the Uptown Planners request to further identify potential park opportunities in the Uptown Community, Planning Department staff has prepared several maps (see Park Survey Maps link below) that identify the following information:

  • Proposed parks within the community
  • Areas identified as proposed park equivalencies in the Draft Uptown Community Plan
  • Vacant/Developable land
  • Dedicated Open Space - land owned and managed by the City for open space preservation
  • City-owned properties
  • Land within the Multi-Habitat Planning Area (MHPA) that has been aside for habitat preservation
  • Trails identified as park equivalencies
  • Surface parking lots
  • Paper streets (unimproved right-of-way)
  • PDF icon Park Survey Maps

Public Comment

Community stakeholders are encouraged to review these maps and forward written input to City staff. A special meeting of the Uptown Planners is scheduled to be held on Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 6 p.m. in the Balboa Park Club-Santa Fe Room, located at 2144 Pan American Road West in Balboa Park, for public discussion on this matter.

Uptown Community Plan Update Public Review Draft June 2015 and Revised Public Comment Deadline

The draft of the Uptown Community Plan Update is available for public review and supersedes the Discussion Draft provided previously. The updated community plan conveys community goals and recommendations with an emphasis on sustainable development principles and policies, urban design, encouraging a multi-modal transportation network, the identification of new potential historic districts - all of which are clearly outlined in an illustrative, graphically based, action oriented planning document.

We are requesting comments from the community at-large be provided by Dec. 1, 2015 and comments from the Uptown Planners, the City's officially recognized community planning group for this community, by Dec. 16, 2015. Please provide comments in writing by either postal mail or email to:

Marlon I. Pangilinan
Senior Planner
City of San Diego Planning Department
1222 First Ave., MS-413
San Diego, CA 92101
Email: mpangilinan@sandiego.gov

DRAFT Uptown Community Plan Update - Full Version

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

*NEW*PDF icon 2015 Uptown Community Plan Area Draft Historic Resources Survey Report

Proposed Zoning Maps:
Zoning implementation is proposed for the draft community plan through application of citywide zones (illustrated on the maps below) combined with tailored zoning using the Community Plan Implementation Overlay Zone (refer to section 11 of the draft community plan). These regulations would replace the Mid-City Communities Planned District and West Lewis Planned District:

PDF icon Incentive Zoning Analysis

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

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