Some members frustrated by ‘last second’ Community Plan update changes
Funny thing happened on the road to drafting the final version of the Uptown Community Plan update after more than six years of work: In December, the San Diego City Council approved the ambitious Climate Action Plan, which among other things encourages density along key transportation corridors to help decrease the area’s carbon footprint.
Immediately, city planners began making changes to the June 2015 public draft of the update to reflect the new CAP mandate to find solutions to reduce greenhouse gases. And those changes got their first public viewing on Feb. 2 in front of a standing-room-only audience at the Uptown Planners meeting at the Joyce Beers Community Center in Hillcrest, causing the crowd to murmur among themselves.
The changes would encourage higher density along major transportation corridors in Uptown, which city planners have designated as Park Boulevard, Washington Street, University Avenue, and Fourth, Fifth and Sixth streets.