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Transit Priority Area Multifamily Residential Parking Standards

To address the statewide housing crisis at the local level, the City of San Diego's Planning Department is conducting a study to examine options of efficiency-based parking standards in Transit Priority Areas (TPAs). California Senate Bill 743 (2013) defines a TPA as an area located within one-half mile of a major transit stop, such as trolley, bus, or ferry. The goal of this study is to develop a regulatory framework that tailors parking requirements for multifamily residential developments based on their land use context and other key factors that influence the parking demand. This aligns with Mayor Faulconer's Housing SD Plan to improve housing affordability and supports the Climate Action Plan by encouraging the use of alternative modes of transportation.


Public Meetings and Hearings

  • Jan. 22, 2019

Community Planners Committee (CPC)

PDF icon Presentation

  • Jan. 23, 2019

Downtown Community Planning Council (DCPC)

  • Jan. 31, 2019

Planning Commission

PDF icon Presentation

Hearing Video

  • Feb. 6, 2019

City Council's Land Use & Housing Committee

PDF icon Presentation

Hearing Video

  • Adopted March 18, 2019

City Council

PDF icon Presentation


Fact Sheet

PDF icon Updated TPA Multifamily Residential Parking Standards Fact Sheet


Code Update

The following are the proposed changes to Land Development Code Chapters 14 and 15, as well as companion documents that are proposed for inclusion in the Land Development Manual.

PDF icon Draft Land Development Code Chapters 14 & 15

PDF icon Draft Land Development Manual Appendix Q


Study Report

PDF icon Study

PDF icon Appendix A

PDF icon Appendix B

PDF icon Appendix C

PDF icon Appendix D

Transit Priority Areas

The following is a map of Transit Priority Areas throughout the City of San Diego that, for purposes of parking regulations, is defined as an area within one-half mile from a “major transit stop” that is existing or planned, if the planned major transit stop is scheduled to be completed within the planning horizon included in the SANDAG Regional Transportation Improvement Program. A “major transit stop” is defined as an existing rail station, ferry terminal served by either bus or rail transit service, or the intersection of two or more major bus routes with morning and afternoon peak hour frequency of 15 minutes or less.

PDF icon TPA Map


Contact Us

Claudia Brizuela
Project Manager
City of San Diego - Planning Department
9485 Aero Drive, M.S. 413
San Diego, CA 92123
[email protected]
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