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Programs and Projects

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General Plan

The General Plan contains citywide policies for growth and development. Read more about the General Plan.

Community Plans Community Plans

Community plans work together with the General Plan to provide location-based policies and recommendations in the City’s 50-plus community planning areas. Community plans are written to refine the General Plan’s citywide policies, designate land uses and housing densities, and include additional site-specific recommendations as needed. Read more about the community plans.

communityLand Development Code

The Code Update Team (CUT) monitors and keeps the Land Development Code current and in compliance with state and federal regulations.  The updates include comprehensive updates that eliminate redundancies and contradictions, and streamline the review process.  The CUT team reviews, analyzes and coordinates the public outreach efforts and public hearing process. Read more about the Land Development Code Section.

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Historic Preservation Planning

Historic Preservation Planning is responsible for updating and developing policies and programs that protect the unique history, architecture, and character of San Diego.  Read more about Historic Preservation Planning.

Housing, Implementation and Policy TeamHousing, Implementation and Policy Team

The Housing, Implementation and Policy Team is tasked with creating long-term policies, programs, ordinances and incentives to help spur the construction of homes, to increase housing affordability and to provide a diversity of housing choices for San Diegans at all income levels. The team is responsible for updating the General Plan Housing Element and Housing Inventory Annual Reports. Further, the team works to elevate the conversation surrounding housing to expand awareness of housing challenges, initiatives, needs and resources. Learn more about the City’s Housing, Implementation and Policy Team here

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Mobility Planning

Mobility Planning is helping the City of San Diego plan for its future mobility needs by developing transportation master plans, determining roadway improvements and increasing the use of transportation systems. Read more about Mobility Planning.

PlaygroundPublic Facilities Planning

Public Facilities Planning develops, updates and administers policies, programs and plans that implement the General Plan, community plans, specific plans, and other long-range planning documents, and identifies funding sources to assist in the financing of community-serving infrastructure such as mobility improvements, parks, recreation, libraries, and fire and police stations. Some of the specific programs under this section include City administration of development impact fees, impact fee deferral agreements, reimbursement agreements, monitoring of development agreements and preparation of public facility plans and policies. Read more about Public Facilities Planning.

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Multiple Species Conservation Program (MSCP)

The Multiple Species Conservation Program (MSCP) is working to preserve a network of space, protect bio-diversity and enhance the region's quality of life. The MSCP plan guides the preparation of individual sub-area plans for each jurisdiction. Read more about MSCP.

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Park Planning

Park Planning provides information on the planning and inventory of parkland and open space in each community planning area. It describes the park requirements within the Recreation Element of the General Plan and also within each Community Plan. Read more about Park Planning.

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Maps & Urban Analysis

Maps & Urban Analysis provides important statistics on population, housing and employment in the City of San Diego. You will also find detailed maps for each community, as well as the entire City of San Diego. Read more about Maps & Urban Analysis.

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California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Policy and Review

The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) & Policy Review section reviews City projects and other actions under CEQA for potential environmental impacts, prepares environmental documents, directs the work of outside environmental consultants, and provides CEQA training to community planning groups. Read more about CEQA Policy and Review.