Next monthly meeting: of the Linda Vista Planning Group is scheduled for Monday, February 27, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at the Linda Vista Library, 2160 Ulric Street, San Diego, CA 92111. See draft agenda here.
Elections for the planning group will be held at the March 27th meeting. Those interested in running for a seat need to complete an application and submit it by the Feb. 27th meeting. See "how to join" and refer to this map to try and determine where you live or work:
Zoning and Land Use Committee met on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 and recommended approval of the USD Master Plan Update by a vote of 5-0.
Project Description: The project requests a CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT (CUP), SITE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT (SDP) and EASEMENT VACATION to amend CUP/Resource Protection Ordinance (RPO) Permit No. 92-0568, CUP No. 40-0419, CUP No. 10325 and CUP No. 489856 to accommodate an increase in enrollment from 7,000 full-time equivalent students (FTE) to 10,000 FTE students over the next 15 to 20 years. Specifically, the project would update the Design Guidelines that provide a design framework for campus development and construct 14 individual projects for academic and administrative buildings, student housing, athletics and recreation amenities, parking, pedestrian circulation, and landscape improvements. Further, City water facilities and one City storm drain easement would be vacated. Deviations from applicable regulations to height and floor area ratio are also being requested. The project would conform to the Affordable/In-Fill Housing and Sustainable Buildings Expedite Program by meeting the U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Building Design (LEED) Silver (or equivalent) requirement. The approximate 180-acre project site is located at 5998 Alcala Park. The parcel is designated Institution within the Linda Vista Community Plan. The site is within the OR-1-1, RS-1-7, RM-1-1, RM-3-7, and CC-4-2 Zones.
See notice here. For more information on the USD Master Plan Update, see details here.
The Ad Hoc Cubcommittee on the Riverwalk Development met on Friday, February 17, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at Canyon Ridge Baptist Church located at 6866 Linda Vista Road, San Diego, California 92111. Items discussed were: Riverwalk Golf Course, Project No. 3809965 (for Levi-Cushman Specific Plan Amendment) in the Mission Valley Community Planning Area (adjacent to the Linda Vista Planning Area).
The Linda Vista Planning Group created an ad hoc subcommittee on the development of the Riverwalk Golf Course that is in Mission Valley and boarders Linda Vista. This ad hoc subcommittee is tasked to work with the Mission Valley Planning Group and the developer on issues of mutual community interest such as traffic, parking, pedestrian access and safety, and other relevant planning matters, and to make regular reports to the LVPG.
See notice here.
Recent news articles of interest:
Riverwalk redevelopment back on track
by Roger Showley
San Diego Union Tribune, January 6, 2017
Circulate San Diego is pleased to release a report on how the City of San Diego can better implement transit oriented development. You can read the report titled “Transit Oriented Development” online at http://www.circulatesd.org/todreport.
Title: Transit Oriented Development
Published: January 9, 2017
Author: Colin Parent, Policy Counsel, Circulate San Diego
Executive Summary:Transit oriented development (“TOD”) benefits housing affordability, economic development, and the climate. However, a variety of barriers exists to prevent TOD in the City of San Diego. This report recommends a variety of specific, detailed, and actionable policy reforms that can be adopted city-wide to implement TOD.
While community plans should be updated, they should not be the entire focus of San Diego’s efforts on sustainable growth and TOD. City-wide policies that act as barriers to achieving the Climate Action Plan and the City of Villages Strategy should be reexamined and replaced.
Housing affordability, climate change, and economic vibrancy are all city-wide concerns. City-wide challenges merit city-wide solutions. This report includes proposals in the following policy areas:
• Affordable Homes Bonus Program: Implement the City of San Diego’s innovative and transformational program to provide added development rights if projects incorporate affordable homes.
• Traffic: Provide credits to TOD projects for their traffic calculations, and implement recent state laws for measuring traffic impacts.
• Parking: Allow developments near transit to provide modestly less parking, and to satisfy some of their parking requirements with alternative transportation choices.
• Floor Area Ratios: Create a program to sell bonuses to floor area ratios in exchange for contributions to the City of San Diego’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund.
• Development Fees: Reform the calculation methods for development fees to remove disincentives to build compact units near transit.
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