SAN DIEGO–As part of ongoing efforts to modernize outdated community plans, the City of San Diego today released the “review draft” of updates to the Mission Valley Community Plan. The 170-page document was developed over a three-year period that included public feedback from 30 community meetings and an online poll that attracted more than 630 participants. “This community plan update presents a great opportunity to reimagine the future of Mission Valley, increase housing affordability and improve quality of life,” said City Planning Department Director Mike Hansen. “The community planning group and residents provided us with a lot of information that helped create this updated plan that will allow Mission Valley to become a great, well-balanced neighborhood.” The new plan considers land use changes, infrastructure needs, public parks and recreational opportunities and a modern mobility system. Like all new community plans, the Mission Valley plan update implements the City’s landmark Climate Action Plan. The draft document ensures that the stadium site is planned for a mix of uses regardless of the outcome of the initiatives on the November ballot. The plan addresses housing affordability, enhances the community as a key employment center, reinforces Mission Valley’s position as a vibrant mixed-use urban community and integrates new parks and open space into the area. The document replaces the 33-year-old Mission Valley Community Plan that was adopted in 1985 and has been designed as a guide for how Mission Valley will grow and change in the coming decades. The plan will be monitored and amended as necessary to incorporate changes in environmental, social, technological or economic conditions. Written public comment is requested by Nov. 13, 2018. The draft plan is available for review on the City’s website at www.sandiego.gov/planning/community/cpu/missionvalley. The Mission Valley Community Plan Update will be reviewed by the City’s Planning Commission and the City Council’s Smart Growth and Land Use Committee before it goes to the full City Council for approval. The public will also have opportunities to comment on the plan at all three meetings.