Fallbrook Sub-Area Plan

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

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Project Updates | April 2024

The revised Draft Fallbrook Sub-Area Plan (Draft Plan) is available for a second public input period. This version incorporates feedback received from the initial Draft Plan released in October 2023. You may provide input on the plan from Friday, March 29 through Friday, April 12, 2024. Please see below to review the Draft Plan and find information on the next Fallbrook Community Planning Group meeting.


Review the Draft Sub-Area Plan

We want your input! The revised Draft Fallbrook Sub-Area Plan (Draft Plan) is available for a second public input period! Comments will be accepted through Friday, April 12, 2024.

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, updates to the Fallbrook Design Guidelines, and a Streetscape Plan for Main Avenue.

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

Revised Draft Fallbrook Sub-Area Plan

First Draft Fallbrook Sub-Area Plan

Supporting Technical Appendices

Upcoming Key Community Engagement Dates

Spring 2024, Fallbrook Community Planning Group Meeting TBD

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  March 29 – April 12, 2024 In Progress
Fallbrook Community Planning Group Meeting Spring 24  
Planning Commission Hearing Summer 24  
Board of Supervisors Hearing Fall 24  

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 revised Draft Plan incorporates changes derived from stakeholder and community comments received after the initial Draft Plan release. Comments on the revised Draft Plan will be accepted until April 12, 2024.

The Draft Plan was available for public input from October 20 through December 22, 2023.


Past Stakeholder Engagement

February 20, 2024, Fallbrook Community Planning Group Meeting

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