Casa de Oro Revitalization Plan

Project Contact: Josh Menvielle | joshua.menvielle@sdcounty.ca.gov | (858) 495-5451

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Past Meeting

Virtual Guiding Principles Workshop
Date: October 15th
Time: 4:00 – 5:30pm
Recorded Presentation
Presentation Slides
Workshop Feedback Form (comments are due October 29, 2020)

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Casa de Oro Aerial

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.

On September 27, 2017, the County Board of Supervisors (Board) directed Planning & Development Services (PDS) staff to develop options for a plan that could revitalize the Casa de Oro area. The project area is focused along Campo Road and surrounding areas. Phase I of the project focused on the evaluation and analysis of the most readily available and relevant information necessary for developing recommendations for the plan. Phase I was completed and presented to the Board on January 24, 2018.

Phase I Deliverables

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 II Deliverables

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 are meant to establish a framework for guiding future private investment to transform the area into an inviting, compact, walkable and bikeable environment.