Land Use and Zoning (height and density allowances) have not been included in the Draft of the Morena Specific Plan that is scheduled for Environmental Review this May. As a result, no written or effective guarantee has been included in the Plan to maintain the 30ft Height limit or limits on units per acre. Planning Commissioner Chairman Hasse has made a formal recommendation that Land Use and Zoning be included in the Draft Specific Plan PRIOR to environmental review in order to “provide certainty not only for the community and what they will see, but also certainty for the private land owners and developers.” Read the transcript of this interchange: Chairman Hasse Comments.
A community-wide campaign getting Land Use and Zoning included in the Draft Specific Plan PRIOR to the Plan’s submission for Environmental Review. This will force the City Planning Dept to continue the process of finalizing the Morena Specific Plan by fall of 2017 as originally scheduled, guaranteeing that the 30Ft height limit is maintained and the allowance of new living units is reasonable and in step with community desires.
WHAT CAN WE DO NOW?
Your signature matters! With the success of Raise The Balloon’s email petition to the SANDAG Board members, SANDAG’s eminent domain lawsuit against Protea was overturned and a unanimous decision was obtained in support of a development the community stands behind.
Once again your help is needed by signing 2 email petitions we are currently drafting that will guarantee that Land Use and Zoning will be reinstated into the Morena Specific Plan and finalized by the end of this year.
Petition #1 will be emailed to all of the Commissioners on the Planning Commission informing them that the community agrees with their recommendation to include Land Use and Zoning in the Specific Plan PRIOR to submission for environmental review.
Petition #2 will be emailed to Councilmember Zapf and Mayor Faulconer to instruct Planning Director, Jeff Murphy, to include Land Use and Zoning in the Specific Plan PRIOR to Environmental Analysis.