In the next few months, the San Diego City Council will be asked to approve new zoning rules for its largest community.
Otay Mesa, the sprawling community in the city’s southeast edge along the Mexican border, represents a major hunk of the city’s attempts to update its aging community plans; at over 9,000 acres it’s more than six times the size of North Park.
The new plan also includes the community’s infrastructure needs list, and seeks to raise the fees charged on new development in order to help pay for them.
Now, after more than 10 years in the works, the city’s planning department is bringing the plan forward for approval. The local planning group recommended approval of the plan in November, and the city’s Planning Commission is likely to hold its vote this month. The City Council could have its say by spring.
“The plan is intended to define new strategies for the way Otay Mesa would develop and function over the next 20-50 years,” says a summary of the plan by the city’s planning department.