Morena Study Released

BP.Map_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’ was funded through a $250,000 Grant from CalTrans in support of identifying areas of Smart Growth and TOD (Transit Oriented Development).

The Study’s  area boundaries are in the Clairemont Mesa Community Plan  and Linda Vista Community Plan areas. Because the study is directed at amending our current community plans, instead of a Comprehensive Plan Update, the process is different solicitation of public involvement.  When Community Plans are updated, they necessitate providing public involvement of the residents of the entire plan area.  When Community Plans are amended, the process is streamlined and less public involvement is solicited by city planners. This is why Raise The Balloon was organized-to help ensure that all the residents who are stakeholders in the process will be made aware that the City wishes to amend our community Plans.

1 comment on “Morena Study Released”

  1. rose Reply

    60 feet high is too high! Nearly 3,000 more residents crammed into a small area is wrong! People can’t live well without some privacy and protection from the noise, pollution, car traffic, trolley traffic. It’s unfair to them and to current residents, who will have to adjust their living conditions to cope with all of the new people (rich college students?), who will cause major changes to our neighborhood.

    What’s affordable housing? Who decides how much rent is affordable?

    It’s obvious to me that the University of San Diego has its own plans for housing more students that will include parcels on West Morena Boulevard. Doug Manchester and Jerome’s Furniture, among others, hardly need more money for themselves. Why doesn’t Councilwoman Zapf represent our community, fight with zeal to keep more bars, more Starbucks coffee houses, more sameness. Where are the landscaping, parking spaces, grocery store, road repairs, road widening that must occur? We don’t want to be another Little Italy, which is the first awful thought that comes to mind and is spoken about first when many neighbors gather to learn about the plan. We don’t want to be Little Italy!

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