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Land Development Code Update Requests

Land Development Code (LDC) Updates are completed on a yearly cycle. City staff and members of the public may request updates to the LDC through our online application.

The 2021 request window is now open. Please read the instructions below. For questions, please contact Renee Mezo at 619-236-6033 or rmezo@sandiego.gov.

Land Development Code Update Process Outline

Request a LDC Update in 3 Easy Steps!

It is important to note that once you start the online application, you will not be able to save your progress. So please have all required information ready when you begin.

STEP 1: Read Me First!

  • When submitting an application, you will be asked to provide the following information:

  • Your name, affiliation and contact information.

  • The type of amendment proposed.

  • Whether the proposed amendment will implement a State Law, the applicable bill number, and whether implementation is mandatory or optional.

  • A background statement summarizing the relevant existing regulations or review process.

  • An issue statement summarizing the issue or problem that has triggered the need for the proposed amendments, including any relevant real-world project examples.

  • An objective statement summarizing what you want to achieve with the proposed amendment.

  • A solution statement summarizing how you propose to address the issue and achieve the objective with your proposed amendments.

  • An attachment of your proposed amendments in strike-out/underline format. (You may also choose to attach any other documents you feel are relevant.)

  • A list of all code sections affected by your proposed amendments.

  • Whether the proposed amendments are controversial and/or complex.