A Community Planning Group of the City of San Diego, California
Uptown Planners is the official advisory board to the City of San Diego regarding land use and development projects in Uptown, which includes the neighborhoods of Bankers Hill/Park West, Middletown/Five Points, Mission Hills, the Medical Complex, Hillcrest, and University Heights (bylaws). Review of projects by Uptown Planners is an important part of the approval process for discretionary projects and new development.
Meetings provide an organized forum for dialogue on land use and development issues. Discussion topics may originate from the City, from residents and business owners, or from applicants with projects who are seeking input from the Board and the community as part of the permitting process.
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Ongoing Meeting Items:
The Uptown Planners Board meets the first Tuesday of each month (except January and July) starting at 6:00PM. Members of the public are encouraged to attend.
Regular meetings are held at the Joyce Beers Center, 3900 Vermont St, San Diego 92103. Special meetings may be held at larger venues located in Uptown.
Check the agenda link above for specific meeting details.
Public participation influences the quality of life in our neighborhoods. Community residents and business owners are highly encouraged to participate in Uptown Planners meetings and may speak on any item listed on the agenda. You may also speak during public comment at the beginning of the meeting on any item not already listed on the agenda.
Public comment sheets are available at the meetings to help the Board recognize speakers and record their interest.
The Uptown Community Planning Area (alternate map) is bounded on the north by the steep hillsides of Mission Valley, on the east by Park Boulevard and Balboa Park, and on the west and south by Old Town San Diego and Interstate 5.
The plan area and communities represented include: Bankers Hill/Park West, Middletown/Five Points, Mission Hills, the Medical Complex, Hillcrest, and University Heights neighborhoods.
Note: The Brown Act is a state law that governs "legislative bodies," such as Uptown Planners, to maintain transparency and accountability (GC §54950-54963). To help ensure against "serial communications" or deliberations outside of public meetings, it is requested that all communications be sent directly to the chair (by way of the contact information at the top of this page), as this person is designated to distribute information to everyone on the board. Thank you for your assistance.
For an overview about the Brown Act and Community Planning Groups from the City Attorney's office, see http://www.sandiego.gov/planning/community/pdf/cow/brownact102908.pdf