The Mid-City Communities Plan was adopted, which identified El
Cajon and I-15 as a regional serving hub, and University and I-15
as a local/sub-regional hub.
The interchange at ECB & I-15 was upzoned to a maximum of
73 dwelling units to the acre - as compared to 35 DUA along the
remainder of the Boulevard.
The commercial zoning along both University and El Cajon was extended
deeper into the residential neighborhoods on either side and special
transitional zoning created to facilitate denser development along
The City Heights Redevelopment Plan was amended to reflect these
changes, including an increase in the extent of the Agency's eminent
domain authority to reflect these new transit corridor guidelines.
The community spent over 3 years in developing specific development
guidelines for these interchanges and the 20 square block corridor
around the mid City SR-15 corridor (Mid-City Transit Interchanges
The community supported the development of the Mid-City Transit
Gateways, built with over $3 million in federal funds (via SANDAG)
and nearly $1 million in matching funds from the City of San Diego
and its Redevelopment Agency to access the rapid transit system
and in line stations located in the center median.
The community sought and obtained CCDC funds for development of
the Metro Villas affordable housing project in City Heights, under
a City Council Finding of Benefit that the affordable housing
in City Heights could serve the lower-income employees of down
town businesses because of its link, via transit, to the downtown
The Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) and SANDAG adopted the Mid
City Transit Network Plan and expanded service on two commuter
express lines using the interim off-ramp stations to get Mid City
residents to job centers;
The community sought and received designation of the Boulevard
Marketplace as of one of the City's Smart Growth, Transit Oriented