Master Plan Update

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What is an Undergrounding Master Plan?

The Undergrounding Master Plan is a guiding document that outlines the scope of work and provides a prioritization sequence of projects for citywide strategic placement of electrical and communication utility lines underground. According to PDF icon Council Policy 600-08, the Utilities Undergrounding Program is required to operate under a master plan. It also requires that the plan be approved by Council, a list of projects be approved by council on a yearly basis and requires that the allocation of projects keep pace with income revenues.

Currently the Utilities Undergrounding Program is operating under the 2009 Master Plan.

 

Why are we changing it?

For several reasons. First, the 2009 Master Plan was operating using the old district boundary lines. Additionally, the program has new methods for making undergrounding projects more efficient, including a smarter prioritization sequence; a focus on residential areas over commercial areas; prioritization to avoid construction fatigue in neighborhoods; optimizing project boundary sizes for efficient project management; and friendlier naming conventions for projects.

 

Outreach and Implementation.

In order to put together this Master Plan we need input from stakeholders and the community at large. Your input will shape how the Undergrounding Program refines its Master Plan. Here's how to do it:

1. View the PDF icon Utilities Underground Program Plan Update -- Factors and Method Draft,

2. View the  PDF icon District Project Undergrounding Progress Maps

3. Attend one of the community meetings listed (TBD) to provide comments in person or,

  4. Send us your comments via email at [email protected].

The program will take comments received at these meetings as well as comments submitted online and adjust the methodology report before composing the new Master Plan.

For questions and concerns please call our information line: 619-533-3841or send us an email at [email protected]

- See more at: https://www.sandiego.gov/blog/utilities-undergrounding-master-plan#sthash.ZERSOZrQ.dpuf

We're updating the Master Plan and we need your input.

**At this time, the public comment period for phase 1 of the Master Plan update has closed. Please check back during our Master Plan Outreach at the end of the year in order to provide comments at that time.**

In order to put together this Master Plan, we need input from stakeholders and the community at large. Your input will shape how the Utilities Undergrounding Program refines its Master Plan. Here's how to do it:

1. View the:

2. View the PDF icon District Project Undergrounding Progress Maps.

3. Attend one of the community meetings listed below.

Thursday, Jan.19
5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

College Area College Avenue Baptist Church (Adams Hall)
4747 College Ave.
San Diego, CA 92115

Wednesday, Jan. 18
5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Balboa Park Balboa Park Club (Santa Fe Room)
2150 Pan American Rd. 
San Diego, CA 9210115

Tuesday, Jan. 24
  5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Clairemont SDG&E Innovation Center (Mission A)
4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92117

Tuesday, Feb. 21
  6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation
404 Euclid Ave.
San Diego, CA 92117

 

The program will take comments received at these meetings as well as comments submitted online and adjust the methodology report before composing the new Master Plan:

Phase I (2016/2017):

  • December 2016: The Utility Undergrounding Program (UUP) Master Plan Update – Factors and Method report is finalized and posted to the City’s website.
  • January 2017: Public community meetings are held to get input from residents.
  • Summer 2017: The program takes the comments received at these meetings, as well as comments submitted online, and adjusts the methodology report before updating the Master Plan.

Phase II (Fall/Winter 2017)

  • An updated Master Plan is drafted.
  • The Master Plan is presented to the public for comment.
  • The final Master Plan is updated and released.

For questions and concerns please call our information line: 619-533-3841or send us an email at [email protected]

What is an Undergrounding Master Plan?

The Undergrounding Master Plan is a guiding document that outlines the scope of work and provides a prioritization sequence of projects for citywide strategic placement of electrical and communication utility lines underground. According to PDF icon Council Policy 600-08, the Utilities Undergrounding Program is required to operate under a master plan. It also requires that the plan be approved by Council, a list of projects be approved by council on a yearly basis and requires that the allocation of projects keep pace with income revenues. Currently the Utilities Undergrounding Program is operating under the 2009 Master Plan.

Why are we changing it?

For several reasons. First, the 2009 Master Plan was operating using the old district boundary lines. Additionally, the program has new methods for making undergrounding projects more efficient, including a smarter prioritization sequence; a focus on residential areas over commercial areas; prioritization to avoid construction fatigue in neighborhoods; optimizing project boundary sizes for efficient project management; and friendlier naming conventions for projects.