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Otay Ranch is the largest master planned community in Eastern Chula Vista, and one of the largest in the State.

About Otay Ranch

Click here to enlarg Otay Ranch MapOtay Ranch is planned to be a balanced community with housing, shops, workplaces, schools, parks, civic facilities and open spaces. It is intended to cluster the majority of development in villages, with conveniently located features and well-defined edges such as the Chula Vista Greenbelt, open spaces and wildlife corridors.

Consisting of 22,899 acres, Otay Ranch is east of I-805 and south of Telegraph Canyon Road. A large portion of the Ranch is presently in the County of San Diego, The entire ranch will ultimately add a total population to Chula Vista of approximately 62,373.

Cottonwood ParkIn 1993, the City of Chula Vista and the San Diego County Board of Supervisors jointly adopted the Otay Ranch General Development Plan/Sub-regional Plan for the master planned community of Otay Ranch. The plan consists of 9 urban villages, containing approximately 27,000 dwelling units and support commercial and community facilities.

Development in these villages will typically be clustered around a "core" area within the village reflecting varying design character and densities. The plan will create tree-lined streets, and pedestrian plazas and buildings to complement human, rather than automotive activity. The plan provides a range of transportation alternatives to the automobile, most notably transit and pedestrian-oriented activities. Many of these villages will be connected by the future extension of a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system, that will also connect to activity and employment centers outside of Otay Ranch and the City.  The village cores will also provide amenities such as commercial, parks, and schools within a short walking distance from the residences. In addition, the plan includes a proposed urban "center" which will contain a variety of office, commercial, high-density residential uses. This urban area provides a unique functional and symbolic center for Otay Ranch.

Heritage ParkThe plan also protects the important natural resources that are evident in the area. An 11,000-acre open space preserve unequaled in San Diego County has been created to protect most of the Otay Ranch area. To date, over 1,000 acres of this Preserve has been dedicated to the City and County. Other large open space areas will preserve and connect many of the natural habitats. It recognizes the importance of environmental and landform preservation, and the need to design environmentally sensitive communities. A large regional trail system linked to "paseos" and public parks will provide hikers with a variety of recreational options.

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