Fallbrook Sub-Area Plan

Project Contact: Timothy Vertino | timothy.vertino@sdcounty.ca.gov  (619) 510-2542

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Project Updates | February 2024

The public input period for the Draft Fallbrook Sub-Area Plan (Draft Plan) closed on Friday, December 22, 2023. Staff is reviewing the comments received and revising the Draft Plan. Please stay tuned for future information about engagement events, the revised Plan, and a second public review


Review the Draft Sub-Area Plan

The Draft Plan is the result of a collaborative effort between the community, various stakeholders, and County groups. The Draft Plan supports revitalization and beautification efforts for the Fallbrook downtown area. These efforts are intended to attract and retain residents, businesses, and tourism, as well as improve pedestrian access and mobility. The Draft plan consists of three main components: Fallbrook Village Zoning Ordinance Amendments, Fallbrook Design Guidelines Amendments, and a Streetscape Plan for Main Avenue.

 You can review the Draft Plan by following the link below:

Draft Fallbrook Sub-Area Plan 

Supporting Technical Appendices

Upcoming Key Community Engagement Dates

February 20, 2024, Fallbrook Community Planning Group Meeting 

Staff will present an update on the Fallbrook Sub-Area Draft Plan and next steps in the planning process.  

  • When: February 20, 2024, at 6:30 p.m. 
  • Where: Fallbrook Public Utilities District Board Room (990 E. Mission Road, Fallbrook, CA 92028) 
  • Participate via Zoom: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88274435609?pwd=cOjSQMy7YvSjXHT2GZaAljZmUIAqyR.1
    • Meeting ID: 882 7443 5609  
    • Passcode: 697321 
  • Dial in by Phone: 1(669) 444-9171 
    • Meeting ID: 88274435609#  
    • Passcode: * 697321# 

Project Timeline

Item Timeline Status
Public Review of Draft Sub-Area Plan and Community Engagement October 20 – December 22 2023 Complete
Review Public Input Received & Potential Revisions Winter 23 – Spring 24 Complete  
2nd Public Review of Revised Draft Sub-Area Plan  Spring 24 In Progress
Fallbrook Community Planning Group Meeting TBD  
Planning Commission Hearing TBD  
Board of Supervisors Hearing TBD  

Project Background

In 2019, the County Board of Supervisors allocated $900,000 for development of a Fallbrook Form Based Code, and County Supervisor Jim Desmond (D5) initiated the coordination with community members representing a range of interests and Planning & Development Services to discuss a Fallbrook Form Based Code.

The project's boundary is roughly defined as View Street - North,  Brandon Street - East, Fallbrook Street - South, Mission Road - West.

Phase 1 - Fallbrook Visioning

Planning & Development Services held seven (7) meetings from November 2019 to September 2020 to engage stakeholders on issues and opportunities and scope the future project. Please see the Visioning Report for a summary of these meetings.

On September 21, 2020, the Fallbrook  Community Planning Group voted unanimously for Option 2 (Zoning Ordinance & Design Guideline Update with Streetscape Plan). This vote moved the project into Phase 2 - Project Development.

Phase 2 - Existing Conditions

From June 2021, to February 2023, county staff engaged stakeholders on Phase 2 - Existing Conditions. Phase 2 of the process involved initiating the planning process among the project team and community outreach and engagement efforts that contributed to the initial technical planning.

Phase 3 - Draft Plan

The Draft Plan was available for public input until Friday, December 22, 2023. Staff is in the process of reviewing and incorporating the comments received and will be providing an updated version of the Plan.


Past Stakeholder Engagement

December 5, 2023, Fallbrook CPG/Community Workshop 

  • See November 15th DRB Meeting below for full staff presentation 

November 29, 2023, District 5 Fallbrook Revitalization Meeting 

November 15, 2023, Fallbrook Design Review Board Meeting 

July 17, 2023, Fallbrook CPG Meeting

February 15, 2023, Fallbrook Design Review Board

December 12, 2022, Fallbrook Infrastructure Committee #5

October 25, 2022, Fallbrook Infrastructure Committee #4

May 11, 2022, Fallbrook Design Review Board

April 6, 2022, Fallbrook Design Review Board

March 16, 2022, Fallbrook Design Review Board

February 15, 2022, Fallbrook Circulation Sub-Committee

February 16, 2022, Fallbrook Design Review Board

February 16, 2022, Parks & Recreation Sub-Committee

January 25, 2022, Fallbrook Infrastructure Committee Meeting #3

Fallbrook SAP - Infrastructure 3 (012522)

December 8, 2021, Infrastructure Committee Meeting #2

Mural Fallbrook SAP - Infrastructure 2 (12821)


November 4, 2021, Equity Focus Group Meeting

11421-Fallbrook SAP - Focus Group - Equity

September 22, 2021, Community Workshop #1

Fallbrook SAP - Community Workshop 1 92221-Mural
September 8, 2021, Business Focus Group Meeting
Fallbrook SAP - Focus Group - Business (9821)
June 22, 2021, Fallbrook Infrastructure Committee #1


September 21, 2020, Fallbrook Community Planning Group