Valley Center Community Plan Update

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Community Plan Update

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Valley Center

The Valley Center Community Plan Update will entail the first comprehensive update to the existing community plan in over 40 years to reflect a current vision for the community. The extent of the Valley Center Community Plan Area (CPA) is shown in the map below. The CPA is bordered by CPAs/Subregions of Bonsall on the west, Fallbrook and Pala/Pauma on the north, Pala/Pauma on the east, and North County Metro and the City of Escondido on the south.

See this link to the Valley Center Road Corridor Concept Plan web page for upcoming meetings on that related project.

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VCA CPA

Topics addressed in the elements of the updated Community Plan will include:

Land Use: Addressing the location of uses types, zoning, densities, community character, constraints, and goals and policies to guide land development

Mobility: Includes planning for infrastructure and design considerations associated with the transportation network for the community, including facilities for automobiles, bicycles, pedestrians, and other forms of transportation. The parallel Valley Center Road Corridor Concept Plan will inform recommendations related to the Mobility Element

Conservation and Open Space: Focuses on open space preservation, the provision of park and recreation facilities, and policies addressing the conservation, management and utilization of natural and cultural resources

Housing: Addressing policies related to housing demand, housing/jobs balance, affordable housing, and providing varying housing types for diverse households

Safety: Integrating safety considerations in the planning process by establishing policies related to future development that will minimize risks associated with natural and man-made hazards

Noise: Providing goals and policies addressing noise control and abatement

Design Guidelines: Guidelines for properties subject to design review; addressing architectural character, building placement, landscaping, and other components 

Update Process

Staff anticipates a phased approach to working with stakeholders on the community plan update. A brief description of each phase is provided below:

Phase 1: Project Initiation: Community kickoff meeting; developing the project team and outreach plan

Phase 2: Research/Existing Conditions: Gathering demographic and constraint data; market analysis existing conditions analysis; infrastructure existing conditions analysis; visioning and existing conditions public workshop; review of existing policies and consideration of new policies; draft goals and policies public review; and initiating the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) process

Phase 3: Planning Concepts/Analysis: Developing concept alternatives that incorporate land use, mobility, public facilities planning and other components; planning concepts community workshop(s); CEQA technical studies and analysis; market analysis; infrastructure analysis; zoning and design guidelines community workshop(s); and informational item public presentation at the County Planning Commission

Phase 4: Draft Community Plan: Determination of the preferred concept/scenario, based on workshops and other input; preparation of the draft Community Plan; Community Planning Group (CPG) presentation for the draft Community Plan; and CEQA public review and response to comments

Phase 5: Final Community Plan: Preparation of any revisions to the draft Community Plan based on CEQA public review input; hearing preparations and presentations at the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors for potential adoption 

How to Get Involved

The Valley Center Community Plan Update will provide many opportunities for stakeholder involvement throughout the process, including:

  • Community workshops
  • Community Planning Group meetings
  • Community Plan Update Subcommittee meetings
  • Submitting comments during public review phases and anytime via the project email address (noted below)
  • Contacting staff to discuss the project, via the project email address or project phone line (also noted below)
  • Subscribing to email updates for the project, using the link provided at the top and bottom of this page
  • Providing testimony at public hearings with the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors

Upcoming workshops and meetings will be posted on this web page. 

Working Draft Goals and Policies

A Working Draft of the goals and policies for the Community Plan Update has been prepared (linked below) to help guide other components of the process. The Working Draft is the result of staff analysis of 574 existing and new stakeholder proposed goals and policies, a January-February 2020 public review period, and September 2020 through April 2021 deliberations of the Community Plan Update Subcommittee and full Community Planning Group (CPG). Additional information on the deliberations process can be found below, under Previous Meetings and Materials.
Working Draft Goals and Policies

Infrastructure and Market Analyses

To further guide the Community Plan Update processes, the Infrastructure Existing Conditions Report and the Market Existing Conditions Report/Market Forecast have been prepared. Please see the corresponding links below and contact staff if you have any questions or would like to discuss these reports.

Infrastructure Existing Conditions Report
Market Existing Conditions Report/Market Forecast

Previous Meetings and Materials

CPU Subcommittee Meeting on Subareas and Alternatives

Wednesday, July 28, 2021, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Valley Center Community Hall, Room 3
28245 Lilac Rd, Valley Center, CA 92082
Agenda

During this meeting, staff provided a recap of proposals discussed during the July 15 public workshop, and most of the meeting time was devoted to more in-depth discussions of the proposals between the Subcommittee, staff, and other attendees. For additional information on the proposals discussed and opportunities for input, please see this website

Subareas and Alternatives Workshop 

Thursday, July 15, 2021, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m
Virtual Meeting

During this workshop, staff will present information on the public input received to date, and how that input was factored into criteria developed to identify recommended areas of change and the resulting draft subareas. Subareas are groups of properties where alternatives will be developed for changes to General Plan land use designations, zoning designations, and zoning development designators (i.e., setback, minimum lot size, and building type). The subareas and associated alternatives will also be considered in the development of additional community plan components, such as updates to the Mobility Element Network and the Valley Center Design Guidelines. Preliminary draft proposals for Community Plan Guiding Principles and Mobility Element changes will also be discussed at the workshop. The workshop will provide several opportunities to provide input on the draft subareas and alternatives and other proposals discussed.  A secondary workshop website has been established for additional information, with the link provided below. 

Following the workshop, the workshop website will be updated with links to materials for suggesting additional areas for consideration, and for reviewing and commenting on workshop proposals, during a 30-day public review period.

Workshop Website

 

Community Planning Group Meetings on Goals and Policies 

Monday, April 12, 2021, 7 p.m.

 During this April 12 meeting, the CPG completed recommendations and deliberating on the items from the deliberations list that was established during the March 8 CPG meeting.

April 12 CPG Meeting Items Addressed – Motions and Votes
Combined March 22 & April 12 CPG Meeting Items Addressed - Motions and Votes

Pre-Deliberations Goals and Policies Organization Document
Pre-CPG Deliberations Existing Matrix
Pre-CPG Deliberations 2012 Proposals Matrix
March 22 CPG Meeting Items Addressed – Motions and Votes
The full meeting agenda can be found here.

Monday, March 22, 2021, 6 p.m.

During the March 22 meeting, CPG members deliberated on items from the deliberations list that was established during the March 8 CPG meeting. During this April 12 meeting, the CPG will continue providing recommendations and deliberating on the remaining 9 items, including an item tabled during the March 22 meeting.

March 22 CPG Meeting Items Addressed – Motions and Votes

Pre-Deliberations Goals and Policies Organization Document
Pre-CPG Deliberations Existing Matrix
Pre-CPG Deliberations 2012 Proposals Matrix

Monday, March 8, 2021, 7 p.m.

During their meeting of Monday, March 8, the Valley Center Community Planning Group (CPG) began the process of considering Community Plan Update (CPU) goals and policies recommendations from the CPU Subcommittee, by determining whether any items carried forward in the process needed to be added to the list for CPG deliberations. As a result of this process, Item 566 was added to the list for CPG deliberations.

The full meeting agenda can be found here.

Proposed Goals and Policies Organization Document
Post-CPU Subcommittee Deliberations Existing Matrix
Post-CPU Subcommittee Deliberations 2012 Matrix

If CPG members would like to review all goals and policies considered during the process, including public review comments, please refer to the following matrices:

Post-Public Review Existing Matrix
Post-Public Review 2012 Matrix

Valley Center CPU Subcommittee Meetings on Goals and Policies


Wednesday January 20, 2021, 6 p.m.

During their October 22nd, November 12th, December 9th, January 6th and January 20th meetings the Subcommittee continued deliberations on remaining discussion items. Staff used an abbreviated version of the matrices rows to record Subcommittee motions and votes for each item addressed. These row with motions and votes, as shown on the screen during the meeting, are in the link below.

1/20 Meeting Items Addressed - Motions and Votes
October - January Meeting Items Addressed - Motions and Votes

Goals and Policies - Existing (post-9/16 Subcommittee meeting update)
Goals and Policies - 2012 Proposed (post-9/16 Subcommittee meeting update)
Proposed Order of Discussion by Matrix Category
 

Wednesday January 6, 2021, 6 p.m.

During their October 22nd, November 12th , December 9th and January 6th meetings the Subcommittee continued deliberations on remaining discussion items. Staff used an abbreviated version of the matrices rows to record Subcommittee motions and votes for each item addressed. These row with motions and votes, as shown on the screen during the meeting, are in the link below.

1/6 Meeting Items Addressed - Motions and Votes

Goals and Policies - Existing (post-9/16 Subcommittee meeting update)
Goals and Policies - 2012 Proposed (post-9/16 Subcommittee meeting update)
Proposed Order of Discussion by Matrix Category


Wednesday December 9, 2020, 6 p.m.

During their October 22nd, November 12th and December 9th meetings, the Subcommittee completed deliberations, motions, and votes on 81 of the 165 discussion items. Staff used an abbreviated version of the matrices rows to record Subcommittee motions and votes for each item addressed. These rows with motions and votes, as shown on the screen during the meeting, are in the link below.

12/9 Meeting Items Addressed - Motions and Votes

Goals and Policies - Existing (post-9/16 Subcommittee meeting update)
Goals and Policies - 2012 (post-9/16 Subcommittee meeting update)
Proposed Order of Discussion by Matrix Category


Thursday, November 12, 2020, 6 p.m.

During their October 22nd and November 12th meetings, the Subcommittee completed deliberations, motions, and votes on 40 of the 165 discussion items. Staff used an abbreviated version of the matrices rows to record Subcommittee motions and votes for each item addressed. These rows with motions and votes, as shown on the screen during the meeting, are in the link below.

11/12 Meeting Items Addressed - Motions and Votes

Goals and Policies - Existing (post-9/16 Subcommittee meeting update)
Goals and Policies - 2012 (post-9/16 Subcommittee meeting update)
Proposed Order of Discussion by Matrix Category


Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 6 p.m.

The Community Plan Subcommittee is a subcommittee of the Valley Center Community Planning Group. See the full agenda here.

During their September 16th meeting, the Valley Center Community Plan Update (CPU) Subcommittee passed a motion on goals and policies items that will move to the consent calendar, for action consistent with the initial staff recommendation (include or remove). There are 165 items that were pulled off the consent calendar for further discussion.

The goals and policies matrices have been updated to reflect this. See the footer of each pdf page for explanation of the color highlights used in certain rows of the matrices.

Goals and Policies - Existing (post-9/16 Subcommittee meeting update)
Goals and Policies - 2012 (post-9/16 Subcommittee meeting update)


Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 6 p.m.

Meeting Agenda
Presentation
Meeting Handouts
Exercise Boards
Group Exercise Scans
Individual Group Exercise Scans
Comment Matrix

Combined Environmental Scoping Meeting & Visioning/existing Conditions Workshop
Saturday, February 22, 2020
Maxine Theater
31322 Cole Grade Road
Valley Center, CA 92082

Meeting Agenda

Environmental Scoping Meeting (Notice of Preparation) - 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Visioning/Existing Conditions Workshop - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Valley Center Community Plan Update Subcommittee
Thursday, August 29, 2019, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Valley Center Middle School Multipurpose Room
28102 N. Lake Wohlford Road, Valley Center

The Community Plan Subcommittee is a subcommittee of the Valley Center Community Planning Group. See the full agenda here.

Presentation
Exhibit Boards
Subarea Identification Exercise Input
Subarea Identification Exercise

Community Plan Update Kickoff Meeting (Rescheduled from January 16, 2019)
Thursday, January 31, 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Maxine Theater
31322 Cole Grade Road  

Meeting Agenda
Presentation
Exhibit Boards
General Comment Sheets 

NOTE: File contains 18 presentation boards and is approximately 23 MB. May download slowly. 

 

For More Information

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about the Valley Center Community Plan Update, please email pds.communityplanupdates@sdcounty.ca.gov or call (858) 505-6677

For the Valley Center Road Corridor Concept Plan website click here

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