East County News Service
May 10, 2019 (San Diego) – On June 26 at 9 a.m., County Supervisors will hold a hearing on a proposed General Plan Amendment for the proposed Otay Ranch Village 14 and Planning Areas 16/19. This is rescheduled from the original May 22 date.
The project proposes to develop 1,119 homes on approximately 1,284 total acres within an approximately 860 acre development footprint that lies within Otay Ranch Village 14 and Planning Areas 16 & 19 (PAs 16 & 19). The project includes property in the Otay Ranch area as well as land between Jamul and Chula Vista.
Concerns about the project have been expressed in letters sent by multiple environmental groups, school districts, the Jamul-Dulzura Community Planning Group, Native American tribes, and te city of Chula Vista as well as numerous individuals. Their letters can be read along with all project documents at https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/pds/ceqa/OtayRanchVillage14.html.
Approximately 994 of the 1,119 homes will be located in Village 14, set in three district neighborhoods (referred to herein as the South, Central and North Villages). Homes will be single-family detached homes. Within Village 14 there are 878 homes located within gated neighborhood enclaves and 116 non-gated homes located in the South Village area. In addition, there are 13 one-acre estates in PA 19 and 112 Ranchettes located in PA 16.
The Village core will comprise a 9.7 acre elementary school, a 2.3 acre public safety site with a fire station, a 7.2 acre Village Green, and a 1.7 acre mixed use site with 10,000 square feet of neighborhood commercial uses. The project's recreational opportunities will include three public parks and three swim clubs, as well as trails and other recreational facilities situated throughout the South, Central, and North Villages. Public parks would include a 7.2 acre Village Green in the Village Core area, a 3.8 acre scenic park in the Central Village, and a 2.9 acre park in the South Village. In addition, smaller pocket parks will be situated throughout Village 14. The project also includes approximately 4.5 miles of Community Pathway that is along Proctor Valley Road between Chula Vista and Jamul and an internal neighborhood pedestrian network. The project does not include the "Inverted L" Village 14 property because it is located within the City of Chula Vista.
The GPA will be heard in the Board Chambers on June 26, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. at the County Administration Center (CAC) located in downtown San Diego at 1600 Pacific Highway on the north end of the third floor.
If you wish to speak to the Board, you must submit a Request to Speak form (available on the day of the Board meeting) to the Clerk of the Board, prior to the scheduled 9:00 am start of the meeting. For additional information on public participation at Board hearings, see the following link: https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/bos/boardrules.html#4
The agenda will be set and published one week before the hearing date on May 15 and will be available on the Clerk of the Board website at: https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/cob/bosa.html.
Information on the project is available at https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/pds/ceqa/OtayRanchVillage14.html.
There are a number of public parking structures and on-street parking within close proximity to the County Administration Center:
- 610 W. Ash St. (closest private structure)
- 1600 Pacific Highway, County Administration Center (underground)
- On-street public parking (2-hour limit)
Public transportation including trolley and bus service are in close vicinity the CAC. For public transportation information, visit http://www.sdcommute.com/.
Allow sufficient time to make your way into the building as each entry has security measures including metal detectors attended by Sheriff’s deputies. The building is open to the public at 8:00 a.m. The Board Chambers are located on the third floor of the CAC, in Room 310.
I suggest everyone concerned re this massive housing project
contact your Supervisor ASAP with written comments and show up to speak on June 26. If they don't hear from people it is more likely to get pushed through.