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LDC Updates in Process

Watercolor SkylineInformation regarding comprehensive and single-issue Land Development Code (LDC) updates that are currently in process and managed by the Policy and Ordinance Development (POD) team can be found here. Please check back for updated content as the amendments move through the hearing process.


Current Comprehensive LDC Updates

The following comprehensive LDC Updates are currently in process. Please check back periodically for information and document updates.

2020 LDC Update

Beginning in calendar year 2020, Land Development Code Updates will be processed annually, and will now be named by processing year (i.e. 2020) rather than update number (i.e. 13th Update).

  • Please see the attached draft matrix of all the items moving forward for the 2020 LDC Update. Tentative Planning Commission in September.




Current Single-Issue LDC Updates

The following Single-Issue LDC Updates are currently in process. Please check back periodically for new items.

Housing Legislation Code Update Package

The City of San Diego Planning Department is currently processing an update to the City’s Land Development Code (LDC) known as the Housing Legislation Code Update Package. This package of amendments will address California State housing law requirements, including a number of bills passed at the end of 2019. These include changes to State density bonus, homeless housing, and accessory dwelling unit laws, along with several other miscellaneous housing laws. The Housing Legislation Code Package will provide amendments to the LDC that are required to implement and comply with State law, as well as additional local amendments tailored to our specific local needs. It is anticipated that the public hearing process will begin in late summer.

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