COUNTY RESCHEDULES HEARING TO JUNE 26 ON GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT FOR MAJOR HOUSING PROJECT IN OTAY-JAMUL AREAS

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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.

Comments

Not buildable

I also hope the Developers have to disclose that some of these homes will be built on top of bogs, that have severely compromised soil when it rains more than 1 inch. Even backhoes sunk and were stuck this past year. Putting roads through the middle of Ecological preserves to get back to these subdivisions is also wrong. Why has CA Dept of F&W allowed this to happen? Land trades? There is no Preserve once a huge subdivision is built right in the middle of it. People will trash it just like they do every piece of open land.

Infrastructure?

Where are they proposing the thousands of cars this will add are going to go? The gridlock on Highway 94? It took me 11 minutes to go the 1 mile from Steele Canyon to the High school light last Thursday morning at 730 am. People were running the shoulder all the way down and jumping back into the main lane at the light holding up right hand turn lane traffic, and then there was the 2 dangerous drivers that ran the center divider, (going into oncoming traffic to get around the periodic sets of island pylons) then jumping back into the main lane at the light as well. CHP can dedicate a daily unit for years while the Casino was being built, but cannot sit in this area and ticket these drivers? How is a Park "public" when it is in a gated community? Resident park, not public. For all the Jamulians that think these subdivisions are to the west and won't affect Jamul, think again. Unless there is adequate infrastructure, stop rubber stamping this rampant building!