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Council OKs Development Plans For Southeastern San Diego

Council OKs Development Plans For Southeastern San Diego
San Diego's southeastern neighborhoods are getting their first comprehensive set of zoning changes in nearly 30 years.

The San Diego City Council on Monday unanimously approved an update to the city's decades-old development plans for the city's southeastern neighborhoods.

The existing Southeastern San Diego Community Plan was last comprehensively updated in 1987. The affected area is roughly bounded by state Route 94 to the north and Division Street to the south, and Interstate 805 to the east and Interstate 5 to the west. The updated version also creates a newly separate Encanto Neighborhoods Community Plan.

Both the Planning Commission and the Smart Growth and Land Use Committee approved the plans in October. They call for higher-density housing and mixed-use development around public transit stops.

The plans cover a population that is disproportionately lower-income, black and Latino.