The Process


The process to develop the University Community Plan Update will be collaborative and include a number of opportunities for public input. The City will form and meet on a regular basis with the University Community Planning Group’s Community Plan Update Subcommittee, public workshops will be conducted, and opportunities to share your input online will be available at key milestones in the planning process. The result of this process will be a new draft Community Plan for University. An Environmental Impact Report will also be prepared to assess the potential environmental impacts of implementing the plan, along with necessary mitigation measures.

University Community Plan Update


The City of San Diego is updating the University Community Plan, adopted in 1987. The updated Community Plan will consider current conditions, Citywide goals in the Climate Action Plan and the General Plan, and community specific goals to provide direction for the long-term development of the community. The University Community Plan Update will be a collaborative process with ongoing opportunities for public input. During the update process, Planning Department staff will work with the University community and the public to identify and consider important questions, issues, and opportunities including:

  • What opportunities exist to reinforce the community's role as a major employment center?

  • How can the community's future be planned to capitalize on the transit improvements coming to University?

  • How can we provide a variety of housing options within the community?

  • What strategies will facilitate meeting long-term Climate Action Plan goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions?

  • How can connections between key destinations be enhanced throughout the community?

  • What opportunities exist to foster a place to live, work, and play?





March 2020 - University Community Plan Update Subcommittee - Mobility Vision Presentation

The following prerecorded presentation provides an overview of the Mobility Vision for the University CPU. ​Please submit any comments or questions using the comment card, provided below. 



  • Katie Witherspoon - Project Manager, City of San Diego

  • Tanner French - Senior Traffic Engineer, City of San Diego 

  • Claudia Brizuela - Associate Traffic Engineer, City of San Diego 

  • Matt Horton - Mobility Planner, Kimley-Horn

  • Amy Jackson - Project Engineer, Kimley-Horn

Presentation Recording: 

February 2020 - Forum on Land Use & Economic Prosperity

University Community Plan Update Subcommittee (CPUS)

On February 27, 2020, the City of San Diego Planning Department hosted the Forum on Land Use and Economic Prosperity (the Forum) as part of the University CPU. The purpose of the Forum was to: explain the CPU purpose and background; review planning approaches on key topics – specifically, existing conditions, mobility, urban design and economic trends; and hear participant ideas for the future. 

Forum Materials:

The University Community Plan Update Subcommittee is a subcommittee of the University Community Planning Group, which is the City's recognized citizens' group for the University Community. This subcommittee was created specifically for the Community Plan Update in order to provide feedback to the City regarding the process.

Refer to the Community Plan Update Subcommittee page for more information on CPUS meetings and materials

University Community Plan Update Subcommittee (CPUS) Meetings

Next Meeting: 

April 21, 2020, 6:00 PM

Location TBD

Your input is essential to develop a plan that is responsive to your needs. Comments and feedback are welcome at any time. Please share with us here


Plan Documents & Materials

Check here for content related to the plan update!


Contact Us

Katie Witherspoon, AICP
Project Manager
Phone: 619-236-6017
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