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Comprehensive Land Use and Regional Growth Projects

Smart Growth Concept Map

In 2004, SANDAG adopted the Regional Comprehensive Plan (RCP) for the San Diego region. The RCP, which was incorporated into San Diego Forward: The Regional Plan, provides a vision for the region based on smart growth and sustainability. A key implementation action of the RCP was the development of a Smart Growth Concept Map (SGCM) illustrating the location of existing, planned, and potential smart growth areas.

Since SANDAG accepted the first SGCM in 2006, regular updates have been conducted. The most recent technical update of the concept map was completed in May 2016. The map contains more than 200 locations in seven smart growth categories identified in the RCP. The seven smart growth “place types” include: the Metropolitan Center, Urban Centers, Town Centers, Community Centers, Rural Villages, Mixed Use Transit Corridors, and Special Use Centers, reflecting the notion that smart growth is not a “one-size-fits-all” endeavor. The Smart Growth in the San Diego Region brochure provides descriptions of these areas. View more details about the map.

Visual simulations of smart growth are available and illustrate how communities could be transformed by smart growth development and transit-friendly designs.

Regional Scale Map - May 2016

San Diego Region Smart Growth Concept Map

Subregional Scale Maps, Corresponding Site Descriptions, and Listing of Smart Growth Areas - May 2016

North County
North City and North County
Mid-City and East County
Downtown and Central
South County

Site Descriptions (by jurisdiction)
Listing of Smart Growth Areas (by place type)

Project Manager

Carolina Ilic , Senior Regional Planner
Phone: (619) 699-1989, Email: carolina.ilic@sandag.org

For media inquiries, please contact Helen Gao at (619) 699-1950 or helen.gao@sadag.org.

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