Spring Valley Shopping Center

PDS2019-STP-97-050W3; PDS2020-AD-20-002; PDS2020-BC-20-0026; PDS2019-ER-19-18-006

The Project includes a Site Plan Modification (PDS2019-STP-97-050W3), an Administrative Permit (PDS2020-AD-20-002), and a Boundary Adjustment (PDS2020-BC-20-0026).

The project is a Site Plan Modification, Administrative Permit for a Shared Parking Reduction and a Boundary Adjustment. The 12.71-acre project site (APNs: 584-511-16-00, 584-511-18-00, 584-511-19-00, 584-511-20-00) is located at 935 Sweetwater Road in the Spring Valley Community Plan area, within unincorporated San Diego County. The project site contains an existing shopping center with a 37,800 square-foot building with a single retail tenant, a 94,749 square-foot building with three retail tenants, a 3,185 square-foot storage building, a 740-square foot building with a single drive-through restaurant tenant, three freestanding signs and 700 parking spaces. For the proposed project the 3,185 square-foot storage building will be demolished and a new 17,400 square-foot structure for a single tenant with drive-through pharmacy window will be constructed, as well as a new 4,500 square-foot structure for multiple tenants, including one drive-through restaurant tenant, and a new 4,490 square-foot structure for a single drive-through restaurant tenant. Tenant improvements are proposed for the existing 37,800 square-foot building for a new sub-tenant within the building, and the project also proposes four new trash enclosures, signage for the new tenants and a reduction in onsite parking from 700 parking spaces to 645 parking spaces. Access to the project site will continue to be  provided by commercial driveways connected to Sweetwater Road, Jamacha Road and Saint George Street. Water will continue to be imported from the Helix Water District and sewer services will continue to be provided by the San Diego County Sanitation District. Proposed earthwork quantities for the project consist of 970 cubic yards of cut with 530 cubic yards of fill.

The project site is subject to the Village General Plan Regional Category, Land Use Designation General Commercial.  Zoning for the site is General Commercial (C36) with a “B” Special Area Designator for Community Design Review. The project is consistent with the requirements of the General Plan and Zoning Ordinance.

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Project Contact: John Leavitt |  John.Leavitt@sdcounty.ca.gov | (858) 495-5448


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