Updating the Long Range Development Plan (LRDP) and its required Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is a multi-faceted effort and includes consultation with a wide variety of stakeholders: faculty, students, staff, adjacent cities and neighborhoods, community planning groups and agencies such as the California Coastal Commission, the City of San Diego and the San Diego Association of Governments. The process takes several years and can be divided into three general stages: development, outreach and approval.

Stage 1 – Development

  • Campus leadership forms an executive level steering committee that facilitates development of an updated enrollment and academic plan. This plan serves as the basis for population projections through 2035. 
  • The resulting projections enable planners to study land use and development implications to accommodate the physical growth associated with the projections.
  • Existing conditions and baseline studies are developed including a historical resources study, land use and infrastructure studies and biological resources analyses.
  • The UC San Diego Campus/Community Planning Committee, an advisory committee consisting of a wide range of campus stakeholders charged by the chancellor, reviews and provides input on the planning and land use assumptions that will be incorporated into the updated LRDP for the La Jolla campus.

Stage 2 – Outreach

  • Develop a community advisory committee to work with the campus during the LRDP update.
  • Hold a variety of community meetings, work groups and presentations as well as a public scoping meeting and a public hearing.
  • Share information on the LRDP update via email, campus publications, websites, social media and more. 

Stage 3 – Approval

  • After extensive outreach, the LRDP and the EIR will be finalized and presented to the UC Regents.
  • The UC Regents will certify the EIR prior to approving the LRDP. Once approved, the LRDP will be considered final and will guide the campus’s development until the next LRDP update.

Process Timeline

process timeline

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