Category Archives: Past Website Posts

Past Website Posts

This is an archive of past posts made on the Raise The Balloon Website.

Councilwoman Lorie Zapf Meeting Notes From Feb 16th

James LaMattery Meeting Notes: Date: Feb 16th, 2pm Location:City Administration Building 202 “C” Street, 10th Floor San Diego, CA 92101 Attendees: Councilwoman Lorie Zapf (District 2) Michael Prinz- Senior Planner/  Clairemont Community Planner Jeff Murphy- Planning Director Ryan Purdy, Ardian Sevilla, James McQuirk, Kelly Batten (Assistants to Councilwoman Lorie Zapf) Keith Hartz- Chairperson of the

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What is TOD (Transit Oriented Development)?

A transit-oriented development (TOD) is a mixed-use residential and commercial area designed to maximize access to public transport, and often incorporates features to encourage transit ridership. A TOD neighborhood typically has a center with a transit station or stop (train station, metro station, tram stop, or bus stop), surrounded by relatively high-density development with progressively lower-density development spreading outward from the center. TODs

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How And Why Is The City Changing Our Community Plans?

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

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What is the No “R44” all About?

R44 is a designation of zoning that refers to (R) residential units only and (44) forty-four living units allowed per 1 acre of land. R44 is an older zoning reference to RM3-7 which designates a maximum density of  1 dwelling unit per 1000 square foot of lot space.  The ‘M’ designates “Multi” (multi-residential) as opposed to

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What is the 60 FT Height Issue All About?

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

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Our INDEX tab will take visitors to most of the important official and unofficial documents regarding both the Morena Specific Plan and the Clairemont Community Plan Update that are currently underway.   Design Guidelines -Morena Specific Plan Area Trolley Site Plans- Tecolote Rd, Clairemont Dr., & Balboa Ave. Shoreline Proposal– Restaurant to be built where

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Morena Study Released

Review the Morena Study and Specific Plan The Morena Blvd Station Area Planning Study  was initiated by the City of San Diego Planning Department to comply with the goals and visions of the SANDAG Comprehensive Regional Plan, and the San Diego City General Plan to urbanize and densify our neighborhoods in compliance with sb375.   The ‘Study’

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