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Code Updates in Process

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The Land Development Code (LDC) contains regulations for the development and use of property including zoning, subdivisions and other related land use activities.  The Planning Department monitors and continually updates the code to simplify and streamline the permitting processes, assure compliance with state and federal regulations, and eliminate unnecessary barriers, redundancies and contradictions. 

Information regarding comprehensive LDC updates that are currently in process and managed by the Housing, Implementation and Policy team can be found here. Since 2020, LDC updates have been processed annually and named by processing year (i.e. 2020 and 2021) rather than update number (i.e. 13th Update). Please check back for updated content as the amendments move through the hearing process. 

2021 Annual Comprehensive Code Update

There are currently PDF icon 35 items contained in two ordinances, the PDF icon General Zoning and PDF icon Fiber Optic. The most efficient way to search the draft language is by the code section listed in the matrix. 

The 2021 Code Update will be presented to the Planning Commission on October 28, 2021.

Planning staff held a series of four public workshops in July via Zoom. During the July workshops, Planning staff reviewed the proposed draft language for each item. Then, there was an opportunity for feedback and Q & A. You can view recordings of those meetings and review the items covered below.

Use the form below to subscribe to our email list to stay informed on the process.


Previous Workshops:

July 8, 2021

To review the items that were discussed at this meeting, PDF icon click here


July 9, 2021

To review the items that were discussed at this meeting, PDF icon click here. 


July 21, 2021

To review the items that were discussed at this meeting, PDF icon click here

July 22, 2021

To review the items that were discussed at this meeting, PDF icon click here


For questions, please contact Renee Mezo at rmezo@sandiego.gov.


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Current Single-Issue Updates

Please check back periodically for new items.