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Uptown Community Plan

Downzone Uptown? San Diego Planning Commission says ‘no’

The San Diego Planning Commission on Thursday rejected a plan to decrease housing density in parts of Hillcrest, Bankers Hill and Mission Hills, signaling an appetite for urbanizing the neighborhoods and adding more housing units.

Uptown Planners continue to edit Community Plan update draft

Uptown Planners, facing a tight November deadline to complete public comments on the update draft of the Uptown Community Plan that will guide development over the next 25 years, have tackled two more key elements of the document.

Uptown community groups give thumbs down to city's land-use draft

The Uptown Community Plan — which guides development in Park West, Bankers Hill, Hillcrest, Mission Hills, Medical District, Middletown and the western half of University Heights — is being updated by the city for the first time since 1988. The updated plan will have a major impact on these neighborhoods for the next 25 years.

Discussion of Hillcrest building heights continues

In Uptown, the Hillcrest Town Council (HTC) and the Uptown Planners Community Planning Group (Uptown Planners) have continued to bear down on the issue of building heights, which has become a focal point of contention surrounding Uptown’s plan update. The two groups show that much of the community still battles with the question: Should the community opt for more — or less — flexibility in building height in the years to come?

More people, fewer homes in Uptown

The latest blueprint for Uptown, a central urban neighborhood that seems to fit the city's mold for growth, calls for a big drop in residential density.