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Southwest Planning Process

The preparation of specific plans or other implementing zoning and development regulations is mandated by the 2005 General Plan for each of the five Southwest planning districts (Palomar Gateway, West Fairfield, Main Street, South Third Avenue and South Broadway Districts) in order to provide the tools necessary to implement the objectives and policies of the 2005 General Plan.  In July and August 2009 the Development Services Department began the process of creating these plans/regulations by conducting three Southwest Urban Design Workshops to gather early public input on future land uses, transportation, and urban design for Southwest Chula Vista.

Approximately thirty people attended each of these three workshops, which were intended to foster and bring forth the community's diverse viewpoints. The intent of these workshops was to quickly develop rough Concepts Diagrams drawing on the input of local residents, property/business owners and community organization.

The input received at these workshops is summarized in the following info memo and attached reports:  

Southwest Planning Info Memo and Urban Design Workshop Reports (pdf  11.4 MB)

You can also download the reports for each area separately below:

Palomar Gateway and West Fairfield Districts Workshop Summary (pdf 2.8 MB)

Main Street District Summary (pdf 5.2 MB)

South Third Avenue and South Broadway Districts Summary (pdf 3.2 MB)


Palomar Gateway District Specific Plan-Technical Studies

Market Study for Palomar Gateway District (3.5 MB PDF)


Palomar Gateway District Specific Plan-EIR Process

Project Description (coming soon)

Notice of Preparation


Southwest Working Group

The Southwest Working Group was established in December 2009 to oversee activities related to the various planning efforts anticipated for Southwest Chula Vista. The Working Group consists of approximately 25 community members representing a wide variety of area stakeholders. The Working Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month at the South Chula Vista Branch Library, 389 Orange Avenue, Multipurpose Use Room B, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

You can view the schedule of meetings for 2012 by clicking here.

Please click on the links below to see documents related to the Group activities.


The following are presentations and notes relevant to Southwest Working Group Meetings:

2012 Agendas and Notes

January 18, 2012

January 18, 2012


2011 Agendas and Notes

December 2011

Meeting Cancelled

November 16, 2011

November 16, 2011

October 26, 2011

October 26, 2011

September 2011

Meeting Cancelled

August 17, 2011

8.17 Meeting Agenda

August 17, 2011

8.17 Meeting Agenda

July 2011

Meeting Cancelled

June 16 , 2011

6.16 SWWG Meeting Agenda

May 25, 2011

5.25 SWWG Meeting Agenda

April 20, 2011

4.20 SWWG Meeting Agenda

March 16, 2011

3.16 SWWG Meeting Agenda

February 16, 2011

2.16 SWWG Meeting Agenda

January 26,2011

1.26 SWWG Meeting Agenda

CA State Requirements for Specific Plans

CA Government Code 65450 on Specific Plans

Elements of Zoning

2010 Agendas and Notes

December , 2010

12.15 SWWG Meeting Agenda

12.15 Meeting Notes

November 17, 2010

Meeting Cancelled

October 20, 2010

10,20 SWWG Meeting Agenda

Palomar Gateway District Final Existing Conditions Report

September 15, 2010


August 18, 2010

-Meeting Cancelled-

July 21, 2010

7.21 SWWG Meeting Agenda

June 16 , 2010

6.16 SWWG Meeting Agenda

May 19 , 2010

Main St. Streetscape Master Plan Survey (English or Spanish)

April 21, 2010

4.21 SWWG Agenda

4.21 Palomar Gateway District Existing Conditions Powerpoint

Reading Material for April meeting:

Merged Design Guidelines

DRAFT 19.36 and 19.58 Code Amendments

March 17, 2010

3.17 SWWG Agenda

3.17 Meeting Notes

February 17 , 2010


January 20, 2010

Palomar Gateway District SANDAG Grant Scope of Work

1.20.10 Meeting Notes

Reading material for February meeting:

SANDAG Smart Growth Design Guidelines (selected readings)

Existing City of CV Zoning Regulations for CC and CT zones

2009 Agendas and Notes

December 17, 2009

12.17 SWWG Agenda

12.17 Meeting Notes

Miscellaneous Working Group Resources

California Government Code Section 65450-65457, on Specific Plans

Please check in on this web page frequently for updates on the Southwest Planning process, or contact Miguel Tapia, Senior Planner, at 619-691-5291 or

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