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Port of San Diego Publishes Integrated Planning Framework Report

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The Port of San Diego has celebrated another momentous milestone in the comprehensive integrated planning process to update its Port Master Plan for the approximately 6,000 acres of land and water within its jurisdiction.
The port’s integrated planning process began in 2013 and has included extensive public outreach. On November 17, 2015, the board of port commissioners accepted an integrated planning framework report intended to provide guidance in the preparation of the port master plan update document.
The framework report outlines objectives of the port master plan update, including:
  • Modernize the plan by prioritizing key planning features and clearly defining land and water use guidelines for development, with enough built-in flexibility to be able to quickly adjust to market demands.
  • Simplify the plan in order to streamline the permitting process for developers, investors, and port district staff to more effectively and efficiently process projects.
  • Balance the needs of development with those of valuable natural resources so that the two can harmoniously co-exist in a manner that is fiscally sustainable.

Comprehensive planning ideas are contained in the framework report to guide all projects in the following areas:
  • Land Use, Water Use, and Mobility
  • Public Access and Recreation
  • Natural Resources
  • Safety and Resilience
  • Economic Development
Port staff will use the completed report to begin drafting the port master plan, which will be followed by review pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act and the California Coastal Act. There will be opportunities for public input throughout the remainder of the process.
The framework report is the last step in the visioning phase of integrated planning. It has emerged from a comprehensive process of analysis and investigation–all informed by extensive public outreach, including over 100 interviews with stakeholders and agencies, public workshops and port district board meetings.
Integrated planning has been strategically designed to enable development at the Port to continue concurrently with the planning process. The published Framework Report will be used as a tool for evaluating various location-specific planning initiatives currently underway within the Port, such as the Harbor Island Rental Car Lot Redevelopment, the Central Embarcadero Redevelopment, the Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal Modernization, the National City Balanced Land Use Plan and the Pond 20 Mitigation Bank Development.

The final framework report document can be found on the port’s website at https://www.portofsandiego.org/integrated-planning.html.

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