After more than six years of diligent and time-consuming work, the North Park Planning Committee finally got to see a hard copy of their labor of love: the March draft of the Community Plan update.
That means the difficult work is almost over and there is light at the end of the tunnel for stakeholders.
The thick document — handed out at the March 22 board meeting, which was attended by more than 100 people — contains more than 200 pages packed with facts, maps, charts, graphs and photographs.
The update will replace the 1986 Greater North Park Community Plan, which was preceded by the 1970 Park North-East Community Plan and the 1969 North Park Commercial Area Plan. The document — a component of San Diego’s General Plan — will be a policy guide for how the North Park community will grow and develop over the next 15 to 20 years. If the time line goes as planned by the city, the update would go into effect in January 2017.