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SANDAG Releases 35-Year Growth Plan For San Diego County

SANDAG Releases 35-Year Growth Plan For San Diego County

The plan envisions spending $200 billion on the regional transportation network over the next three decades and reflects the county and local cities opting for higher densities in their land use decisions.

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Photo caption: A bicyclist is shown riding through Hillcrest in this undated photo.

Photo credit: SANDAG

A bicyclist is shown riding through Hillcrest in this undated photo.

The San Diego Association of Governments Friday released a draft version of a blueprint for the region's growth over the next 35 years.

"San Diego Forward: The Regional Plan" incorporates visions for transportation, sustainability and growth through 2050. It was released for public review and comment, and the agency has scheduled a series of public workshops.

"Over the last two and a half years, we have worked with community members, stakeholders and local agencies to develop `San Diego Forward: The Regional Plan,"' said Santee Councilman and SANDAG Board Chairman Jack Dale. "The resulting plan encourages the development of vibrant, healthy communities that are connected by a range of transportation choices, including public transit, walking and biking facilities, and roads."

According to SANDAG, the plan envisions spending $200 billion on the regional transportation network over the next three decades and reflects the county and local cities opting for higher densities in their land use decisions.

The workshops will begin May 12 in Escondido, and continue May 13 in La Mesa, May 14 in Old Town, May 20 in Oceanside, May 21 in San Ysidro, May 27 in San Diego and May 28 in University City.

The plan is available at www.sdforward.com. Public comment can also be submitted on the website.

Comments can also be provided to SANDAG via email at sdforward@sandag.org; telephone at (619) 699-1934, or toll free (877) 277-5736; via fax at (619) 699-1905; or through mail to Attn: Regional Plan, 401 B Street, Suite 800, San Diego CA, 92101.

Written comments can also be dropped off at SANDAG's offices at the above address.

Public comments on the Draft Regional Plan will be accepted for a period of 55 days after distribution of the plan's Draft Environmental Impact Report, which SANDAG believes will happen in mid-May.

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