Alpine Community Plan Update
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The County is currently re-evaluating the scope and process considerations for community plan updates, in consideration of County Board of Supervisors direction for Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) guidelines updates and the Sustainable Land Use Framework process. This re-evaluation process could lead to new direction or other actions for the County’s Community Planning program.
Sustainable Land Use Framework website
Community Plan Update
Community plans serve to implement the General Plan which directs future growth in the unincorporated areas of the County. They refine and tailor the General Plan to address the critical issues and concerns that are unique to a community and not reflected in the broader policies of the General Plan.
In spring 2017, the County of San Diego (County) and the community embarked on a comprehensive planning process to update the existing Alpine Community Plan. This is the first comprehensive update of the Community Plan since its adoption in 1979.
An updated Alpine Community Plan is needed to:
- Reflect the latest General Plan (2011) and other State requirements and County plans and programs
- Accommodate for population and demographic changes
- Address future infrastructure needs and climate change
- Protect sensitive natural resources and habitats
- Reflect the current community’s vision for the future
The Community Plan update effort includes the development of supporting studies which include an Infrastructure Study and Market Feasibility Study for eastern Alpine and an analysis of potential environmental impacts from the proposed changes to the Community Plan through a Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (SEIR).
Community design and placemaking will be addressed in updates to Zoning and Design Guidelines. An Implementation Plan will be developed as part of the Final Community Plan update to outline and prioritize potential projects that will assist in the implementation of the Community Plan.
Below are the estimated phases and durations of the project:
|1. Project Initiation||Spring 2017 - Fall 2017|
|2. Research Existing Conditions||Fall 2017 - Winter 2017 / 2018|
|3. Analysis||Summer 2018 – Summer 2019|
|4. Draft Community Plan/SEIR||Fall 2020|
|5. Final Community Plan/SEIR||Winter 2021/2022|
|6. Final PC / BOS||Spring 2022|
How to Get Involved
The Alpine Community Plan update will have multiple opportunities for stakeholder involvement throughout the entire update process.
Materials presented at workshops and presentations will also be made available on this project website after each event. The Public Outreach and Engagement Plan provides additional information about the public outreach plan.
The Draft Community Plan and Draft SEIR were released for public review and comment on November 4, 2020. The 120-day public review and comment period closed on March 5, 2021. In addition, a Background Report was made available and provides an overview of the planning process undertaken to develop the Draft Community Plan.
All three documents and their appendices are provided below.
Alpine Community Plan – Printer-friendly version
Draft Background Report – Printer-friendly version
Appendix A – Appendix Table
Appendix B – Infrastructure Study
Appendix C – Market Feasibility Study
Appendix D – Draft Mobility Element Network Changes
For questions or more information, please contact Natalia Hentschel, Project Manager, at PDS.CommunityPlanUpdates@sdcounty.ca.gov or (858) 505-6677.
No meetings are currently scheduled.
Previous Meetings and Materials
Draft Community Plan/SEIR Public Review Meeting– Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 6:00 pm (Online)
At this meeting Planning & Development Services staff presented an overview of the Draft Alpine Community Plan and Background Report documents, as well as the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report. Staff provided information on how to comment on the documents during the public review period (November 4, 2020 – March 5, 2021).
Zoning/Design Guidelines Workshop - March 2, 2019
Planning and Development Services staff received feedback about the community’s valued features and vision for the community’s design and character. There was also an update on the upcoming county-wide Land Development Code update.
Planning Concepts Workshop - January 26, 2019
Planning and Development Services staff presented and received feedback about potential land use alternatives in the Alpine Community.
Note: Some files are large and may download slowly.
Subarea 1 (Northwest Corner of the Village):
Subarea 1 Maps (Existing Land Use, Land Use Alternatives and Community Workshop Preferred)
Subarea 2 (Tavern Road/Wright's Field):
Subarea 2 Maps (Existing Land Use, Land Use Alternatives and Community Workshop Preferred)
Subarea 3 (Otto Avenue):
Subarea 3 Maps (Existing Land Use, Land Use Alternatives and Community Workshop Preferred)
Subarea 4 (Northwest Corner of the CPA):
Subarea 4 Maps (Existing Land Use, Land Use Alternatives and Community Workshop Preferred)
Subarea 5 (Eastern Alpine):
Subarea 5 Maps (Existing Land Use, Land Use Alternatives and Community Workshop Preferred)
Subarea 6 (Village/Alpine Boulevard):
Subarea 6 Maps (Existing Land Use, Land Use Alternatives and Community Workshop Preferred)
Goals and Policies Meeting #4 - January 10, 2019
The Alpine Community Planning Group provided their recommendation on the draft goals and policies for the Alpine Community Plan Update.
January 10, 2019 Staff Presentation
January 10, 2019 Supplemental Staff Presentation
Historical Draft Goals and Policies Comment Matrix (including the CPG's recommendation)
New Proposed Goals and Comment Matrix (including the CPG's recommendation)
Draft Goals and Policies in Strikethrough Underline Community Plan (including the CPG's recommendation)
Goals and Policies Meeting #3 - November 8, 2018
The Alpine Community Planning Group was unable to make quorum; however staff gave the presentation below and explained the revisions made to the strike though underline version of the community plan and the historic comment matrix. A new comment matrix was prepared and distributed for the proposed goals and policies provided since October 11th.
8, 2018 Staff Presentation
November 8, 2018 Supplemental Staff Presentation
Historic Draft Goals and Policies Comment Matrix
New Proposed Goals and Policies Comment Matrix
Draft Goals and Policies in Strikethrough Underline Community Plan
Goals and Policies Meeting #2 - October 25, 2018
The draft goals and policies for the Alpine Community Plan were heard as an item on the regular Alpine Community Planning Group meeting. With public input, the Group pulled items for additional discussion and members of the public provided new proposed goals and policies.
Goals and Policies Meeting #1 - October 11, 2018
This special Alpine Community Plan Group meeting discussed the draft goals and policies for the Alpine Community Plan.
The following materials were prepared for the meeting:
October 11, 2018 Staff
Diagram of Community Plan Consensus/Issues of Varying Community Input
General Plan Guiding Principles and “Triple Bottom Line” from Visioning/Existing Conditions Workshop
Draft Goals and Policies Review Instructions
Draft Goals and Policies Comment Form Matrix
Draft Goals and Policies in Strike Through Underline format
Acronyms used in the documents
Applicable General Plan Policies
New Goals and Policy Proposal Form
SEIR Scoping Meeting - September 18, 2018
The meeting explained the potential environmental effects identified in the Initial Study and how members of the public can submit a comment in preparation of the Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (SEIR). The comment period ended October 1st, 2018.
Preliminary Draft Changes to Community Plan Goals and Policies
Visioning/Existing Conditions Workshop - January 6, 2018
This meeting reviewed the community's physical and economic existing conditions and gathered input about the community's vision for the future.
Community Plan Scope Review Meeting - June 27, 2017
This initial meeting provided an overview of the scope of the update and included an opportunity for stakeholders to provide preliminary input related to existing conditions.
For More Information
If you have additional questions about the Alpine Community Plan update, please e-mail PDS.CommunityPlanUpdates@sdcounty.ca.gov or call 858-505-6677