Campo Road Corridor Revitalization Specific Plan

Project Contact: Mike Madrid |  michael.madrid@sdcounty.ca.gov | (619) 964-6918

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Overview

The Campo Road Corridor Revitalization Specific Plan (Draft Specific Plan) is a community-based plan to improve the urban form, quality of life, and public safety along the Campo Road Commercial Corridor. The Draft Specific Plan covers a 60-acre area (42 acres excluding roads and rights-of-way) centered on Campo Road between Rogers Road and Granada Avenue and serves as the commercial and civic center of the Casa de Oro community. The Specific Plan area primarily encompasses the commercial area extending one block north and south of Campo Road, and is located within the Valle de Oro Community Plan Area, which includes the communities of Casa de Oro, Mount Helix, and Rancho San Diego. 

Latest Draft Specific Plan Document:

Background

In September 2015, the Casa de Oro Community Alliance (Alliance) was formed by a coalition of residents, business owners, property owners, community planning groups, nearby schools, churches, and other stakeholders, with the mission to enrich and beautify the Casa de Oro area. The Alliance prepared a Conceptual Plan that identified issues and outlined a vision for community revitalization.  

 

Phase I  

 

As a response to the efforts and request of the Alliance, on September 27, 2017, the Board directed the Chief Administrative Officer to, “secure an outside consultant to work with the Casa de Oro Alliance; which includes the Grossmont-Mt. Helix Improvement Association, the Spring Valley and Valle de Oro community planning groups, and business and property owners to develop a plan with timeline and cost that would meet the goals and objectives of the Alliance’s conceptual plan.”  

 

Planning & Development Services (PDS) secured a consultant to survey existing conditions, confirm and expand on the issues and opportunities identified in the Conceptual Plan, conduct additional stakeholder outreach, and return to the Board with options. 
 

Phase II
 
In July 2018, SANDAG awarded the County of San Diego a Smart Growth Incentive Program (SGIP) grant funding to complete Phases II and III of the project.
 
The Phase II kick-off meeting was held with the Casa de Oro Alliance on September 24, 2019. Under Phase II, the Constraints and Infrastructure Analysis, Market Analysis, Community Visioning Workshop, and Traffic Analysis were completed.  The existing conditions, constraints, and infrastructure analysis mostly focused on the policies and regulations, existing form, and infrastructure (sewer, water, and gas). The Campo Road Corridor was also analyzed. Staff attended the Casa de Oro Fall Festival, held on November 9, 2019, and also held a Community Visioning Workshop on February 25, 2020. Community input from the workshops addressed walkability and bikeability, open space and environment, building architecture and facades, business, arts and culture, and identity. Phase II ended on February 28, 2020.
 

Phase III

Phase III kicked off in June 2020.  Under Phase III, the Specific Plan for the Campo Road corridor, Form-Based Code, Design Review Guidelines, and an Implementation Action Plan are all expected to be completed. The completion of these items is meant to establish a framework for guiding future private investment to transform the area into an inviting, compact, walkable and bikeable environment.

 

Public Workshop

PDS staff hosted a Public Workshop on November 8, 2021 which included an overview of the Draft Specific Plan and offered an opportunity for participants to provide input on the Draft Specific Plan. The Public Workshop was hosted and recorded on Zoom. The video recording of the workshop can be found below.

Previous Public Meetings

PDS staff hosted two virtual workshops to receive input on the Specific Plan project. These workshops provided information about the plan and included an interactive forum to answer questions and to collect thoughts on the proposed Specific Plan.

Virtual Guiding Principles Workshop
    October 15, 2020, from 4:00 – 5:30pm
Recorded Presentation
Presentation Slides
Workshop Poll Results
Workshop Feedback Report

Visual Preferences and Planning Concepts Workshop
    December 17, 2020, from 4:00 – 5:30pm
Recorded Presentation
Presentation Slides
Workshop Feedback Report
Workshop Poll Results

 

Project Related Documents

Public Review of Draft Specific Plan
The Public Review for the draft of the Campo Road Corridor Revitalization Specific Plan, Background Report, and corresponding CEQA Documents ended on November 22, 2021. The following documents were made available from October 7, 2021, to November 22, 2021: