National City, Calif. - Zoning

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Figure Out What's Happening to Your Zoning!

This page will help you figure out how your zoning is changing under National City’s proposed Land Use Code. This is a multi-step process.  In order to figure out how your zoning is changing and what these changes mean for you, you will need to look at different maps and follow a few links.  Make sure you complete all the steps.  Keep in mind that this page is just a summary meant to help you understand the many different changes in the proposed Land Use Code. You can always look at National City’s old land use code or National City’s proposed Land Use Code for more detailed information.

If you still need help understanding how the zoning changes will affect you, call the National City Planning Department and talk to the city’s planning staff. They should be able to answer your questions and help you understand what the changes mean for you.

Raymond Pe, Principal Planner, Community Development Department (619) 336-4421

Planning Commission (619) 336-4310

How Has Your Zoning Changed?

Step 1 – It is important for you to know how your property was previously zoned so that you can understand how your zoning will change under National City’s proposed Land Use Code. Find your location on this map of National City’s old zones. This map is color-coded, and each color corresponds to a different zone. The map has a “legend” that will tell you the name of your zone based upon the color of your location on the map. You can enlarge the map by clicking on it.

Draft Proposed Zoning Map

Old Zoning Map (enlarge)

 

Step 2 – Find your old zone in this list and read a description of it. Then click on your zone in the list below to read excerpts from National City’s old Land Use Code that tell you the development standards and different kinds of land uses that were allowed and prohibited in your old zone. The allowable uses are defined by use groups. Different use groups are permitted in the different zones. The different use groups are defined here. Make a note of your old zone, and the different standards and uses permitted in your old zone.

Residential

Commercial

Industrial

Institutional

Open Space Reserve

Step 3 – Now find your location on this map of National City's proposed zones.  This map is also color-coded, and again each color corresponds to a different zone. This map also has a “legend” that will tell you the name of your new zone based upon the color of your location on the map.  You can enlarge the map by clicking on it.


Draft Proposed Zoning Map

Proposed Zoning Map (enlarge)

This map can also be found here on National City’s website.

 

Step 4 - Find your new zone in this list and read an explanation about it. Think about how your new zone is different from your old zone.

Step 5 – Find out the development standards for your new zone. Development standards include requirements for setbacks, frontage, floor area ratio, height, and density. Click on your new zone in the list below to see a chart of corresponding development standards. Think about how the development standards in your new zone are different from the development standards in your old zone.

Residential

Commercial

Mixed Use

Industrial

Institutional

Step 6 – Find out what kinds of land uses are allowed in your new zone. Click on your new zone in the list below to see a chart of corresponding uses. Think about how the uses that are allowed in your new zone are different from the uses that were allowed in your old zone.

Residential

Commercial

Mixed Use

Industrial

Institutional

Open Space

Open Space Reserve

Step 7 - If the new zoning map indicates that you are in the Downtown Specific Plan area, learn what that means for you.

Step 8 - If the new zoning map indicates that you are in the Westside Specific Plan area, learn what that means for you.

 



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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