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Downtown Specific Plan Amendment Land Use Zones

Downtown Zoning Map
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Step 1: Look at this map of the proposed zones in the Downtown Specific Plan area to find out what "development zone" you are in.

Step 2: Read about the different land use designations used in the Dowtown Specific Plan area.

Step 3: Find your development zone in the list below to see which land use designation appplies in your zone.

 

MAJOR MIXED USE CORRIDOR ZONE (MXC-2) → mixed-use corridors combining residential and commercial uses; mixed-use buildings provide housing space above retail and commercial; buildings of “high quality architectural design should be built to property line “to create a clearly defined street edge” and a “distinctive sense of place”

OPEN SPACE ZONE → private and public improved and unimproved open space, such as urban agriculture and recreational areas such as parks, golf courses, community gardens and farms, nature preserves, etc.

INSTITUTIONAL ZONE → private and public institutional uses, such as educational facilities, government offices and courts, community centers, libraries, museums and cultural centers, hospitals and medical centers, retirement communities, public safety facilities (i.e. fire and police stations), public utilities, and similar uses

Development Zones 1A and 1B → Major Mixed Use Corridor (MXC-2)

  • Permitted Land Uses: residential and “visitor serving commercial” (hotel, motel, restaurants); entertainment (theaters, clubs); light industrial manufacturing; auto-oriented retail; professional offices; public parking
  • Prohibited Land Uses: used car lots or auto repair facilities; driveways are prohibited on National City Boulevard

 

Development Zone 2 → Major Mixed Use Corridor (MXC-2)

  • Permitted Land Uses: medium-density multifamily residential
  • Prohibited Land Uses: retail and other commercial uses on the ground level; driveways are prohibited on National City Boulevard

 

Development Zone 3 → Major Mixed Use Corridor (MXC-2)

  • Permitted Land Uses: medium-density multifamily residential; street level retail
  • Prohibited Land Uses: driveways are prohibited on National City Boulevard

 

Development Zone 4 → Major Mixed Use Corridor (MXC-2)

  • Permitted Land Uses: medium-density multifamily residential and street-oriented retail
  • Prohibited Land Uses: driveways are prohibited on National City Boulevard

 

Development Zone 5A and 5B → Not Stated in DSP Amendment

  • Permitted Land Uses: medium-density multifamily residential over street-level retail on National City Boulevard; row homes on A Avenue
  • Prohibited Land Uses: driveways are prohibited on National City Boulevard

 

Development Zone 6 → Major Mixed Use Corridor (MXC-2)

  • Permitted Land Uses: mid-rise multifamily residential, street-oriented retail, office or hospitality
  • Prohibited Land Uses: retail uses should not exceed 20% of total development

 

Development Zone 7 → Major Mixed Use Corridor (MXC-2)

  • Permitted Land Uses: mid-rise multifamily residential, street-oriented retail, office or hospitality
  • Prohibited Land Uses: retails uses should not exceed 20% of the total development

 

Development Zone 8 → Not stated in DSP Amendment, but row homes are the only permitted land use

  • Permitted Land Uses: two or three-story row homes (townhouses)

 

Development Zone 9 → Major Mixed Use Corridor (MXC-2)

  • Permitted Land Uses: mixed-use, with a significant density of multifamily residential overlaying the ground-level retail

 

Development Zone 10 → Not stated in DSP Amendment, but row homes are the only permitted use

  • Permitted Land Uses: two or three-story row homes

 

Development Zone 11 → Major Mixed Use Corridor (MXC-2)

  • Permitted Land Uses: medium-density multifamily residential

 

Development Zones 12A and 12B → Major Mixed Use Corridor (MXC-2)

  • Permitted Land Uses: multifamily residential, street-oriented retail, office or hospitality
  • Prohibited Land Uses: total retail should not exceed 20% of total development

 

Development Zone 13 → Major Mixed Use Corridor (MXC-2)

  • Permitted Land Uses: civic uses, mid-rise residential
  • Prohibited Land Uses: the existing auto sales and repair uses should be incorporated into the Civic Center/Kimball Park complex and redeveloped

 

Development Zone 14 → Major Mixed Use Corridor (MXC-2)

  • Permitted Land Uses: mid-rise residential structures with a view orientation to the park and to the bay beyond

 

Development Zone 15 → Open Space Zone

Development Zone 16 → Institutional Zone    

 

LEGAL DISCLAIMER – The Institute for Justice currently represents the Community Youth Athletic Center in a challenge to National City’s 2007 redevelopment plan amendment.  It does not represent anyone else in National City.  This website is NOT offering legal advice or legal services.  This website is designed only as a resource to provide general information to the public.  It does not and cannot provide a recommendation of how these proposed new laws will specifically affect any particular person or what your legal options are.  After reading the information on this website, you may want to hire your own lawyer.  However, the information on this website should NOT be read as an offer of legal advice or legal services or as a guarantee or prediction about the outcome of any particular legal matter.






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