Description: Challenge to the City of San Diego's approval of specific plan for approximately 210 acres that was intended to provide a framework for transit-oriented development in the affected neighborhood.
Friends of Rose Creek v. City of San Diego
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 04/09/2021 Decision Case dismissed. California Dismissed Challenges to Transit-Oriented Development Plans in San Diego. A California Superior Court dismissed two lawsuits challenging the City of San Diego’s approvals of two land use plans—the Morena Corridor Specific Plan, which addressed approximately 280 acres and was intended to create a “pedestrian-oriented village” and increase housing near transportation facilities, and the Balboa Avenue Station Area Specific Plan, which affects approximately 210 acres and also was intended to provide a framework for transit-oriented development. The court rejected neighborhood groups’ claims that the City failed to comply with the California Environmental Quality Act and that the plans violated the City’s General Plan and Climate Action Plan as well as community plans. 10/09/2019 Petition for Writ of Mandate Download Petition for writ of mandate filed. CEQA Lawsuit Alleged Plan for Transit-Oriented Development in San Diego Neighborhood Did Not Adequately Analyze Greenhouse Gas Impacts. A community group filed a California Environmental Quality Act lawsuit against the City of San Diego challenging the approval of the Balboa Avenue Station Area Specific Plan, which affects approximately 210 acres and was intended to provide a framework for transit-oriented development. The group alleged that the City failed to adequately analyze the environmental effects of the Plan, including its greenhouse gas impacts. The group also alleged that the Plan violated the City’s General Plan and Climate Action Plan.