The 60 Ft Building Height Issue was the first to be taken on by Raise The Balloon. In 2014 we were victorious in making sure the 60Ft proposal was removed from City Planning Documents. Unfortunately, the city planners are trying to subjugate community efforts to retain our 30 foot height limit through last minute changes made to planning documents, in particular, the draft of the Morena Specific Plan, specifically in the Linda Vista portion of the Plan. The Morena Specific Plan has been submitted for Environmental Review and RTB will alert all on our email list when the 45-day Public Review of the Plan begins.
It will also take continued community involvement until the final vote of the Update of the Clairemont Community Plan scheduled to be before the City Council sometime in 2020.
**Please note that your comments will be made a part of the PUBLIC RECORD and used for all official meetings including Community Planning Group, City Council, and SANDAG Board of Directors.
It appears that the decision to move Land Use and Zoning into the update of the Clairemont Community Plan by city planners was made due to other motivations, to take away community input in the questions of density and height for our Plan Areas. On Thursday, Dec 7th, the city will announce their new “tool” […]Read More
The City of San Diego and the County of San Diego is currently updating and amending our local Community Plans in their attempt to urbanize our neighborhoods in compliance with sb 375 and several other state mandates, such as affordable-housing goals. It is also an attempt to lower carbon emissions, densify and diversify our neighborhoods […]Read More
The effort to establish a 30ft Height Overlay Zone in Clairemont Mesa began in 1971 by Bay Park Residents. We are currently looking for anyone who was part of that group and who fought hard to get the zone added to the Clairemont Community Plan-if you know of someone who was part of that group, please […]Read More
The 60ft Height Issue originated in Feb of 2014 when the City of San Diego released its Morena Blvd Station Area Planning Study attempting to amend our Community Plan allowing developers to build new low cost apartments and condominiums up to 60 feet in compliance with the City’s goal of Transit Oriented Development (i.e. high-density living units […]Read More
Read the excerpts from the Morena Blvd Study written in black showing guidelines suggested by the city planners. Then read the community proposals written in red. Which design suggestions from the city and/or proposals from the community would you like incorporated into the Bay Park Boardwalk? Or would you like to incorporate some of both? Please post […]Read More