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TODAY: City Council to review the Uptown Interim Height Ordinance

SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego City Council will consider an amendment to the Uptown Interim Height Ordinance (IHO) at its meeting at 2 pm today. Residents on both sides of the issue plan to address the council on the ordinance, which limits building heights in Uptown to 65 feet while the community plan is being updated.

The last Uptown Community Plan was adopted by the city council on Feb. 2, 1988. The IHO was renewed by the city council for the third time in July 2011 as a temporary measure until the community plan update is complete.

The IHO has been "hot button" issue for many in the community with groups such as the Uptown Planners and the Hillcrest Town Council in support of the temporary building height restriction, and the San Diego Architectural Foundation awarding the IHO with one of its "Onion" awards for an example of "the worst of planning."

The item, "Amendment to the Mid-City Communities Planned District Ordinance for an Interim Height Restriction in the Uptown Community," will be presented by Marlon Pangilinan of the city's Development Services Department.

For more information or to view the full council meeting docket, click HERE.

The meeting will be held at the City Administration Building's Council Chambers, 202 C St. in downtown.