1974: Barrio Logan Community Planning Group (CPG) forms to guide creation of first Community Plan.
1978: Barrio Logan/Harbor 101 Community Plan adopted by City Council.
1979: Community Planning Group disbanded
1991: Barrio Logan Redevelopment Area (BLRA) adopted; Project Area Committee formed
1993: Barrio Logan Community Plan is amended, recommends establishing a new redevelopment survey area, minimizing incompatible mixed uses, and forming a community planning association.
1994: City Council passes a resolution to relocate toxic industries out of Barrio Logan, but it is never funded or implemented.
1997: Livable Neighborhoods Team releases the Barrio Logan Revitalization Action Plan calling for expansion of the BLRA and addressing several issues of affordable housing, infrastructure improvements, zoning, industrial toxic impacts, Port industry expansion, etc.
December, 1997: City council designates survey area for expansion of BLRA to include the entire Barrio Logan Community Planning Area
1999: Barrio Logan Community Advisory Group (organized by Port District) issues a report calling for expansion of the BLRA through a City-Port partnership, zoning changes and a phase-out of polluters in the community, and cleanup of and access to the Bay and beaches. In negotiations with the City and the Port over funding the expansion, the City estimates it will cost $400,000 and take 2 years to complete.
• The EPA sponsored Barrio Logan Environmental Justice Demonstration Project advocates for a Community Plan Update (CPU) and evaluates options for forming a community group
• Barrio Logan becomes a HUD "Renewal Community" eligible for economic incentives and tax breaks for businesses.
3/02: District 8 Councilmember Inzunza announces support for a CPU and emergency amendments to prohibit chrome platers in a memo to the Land Use and Housing Committee (LU&H) chair.
6/02: LU&H unanimously approves the preparation of Planned District Ordinance (PDO) amendments and a Community Plan Update work program.
9/02: Land Use and Housing Committee approves Barrio Logan PDO updates to exclude chrome platers from the community, but takes no action on the Planning department's proposed work program and budget for a CPU.
1/03: City Council passes PDO amendments on chrome plating, but does not consider CPU proposals.
2003: Master Plating is closed due to extremely high levels of hexavalent chromium and is cited as a classic example of the problem of industrial and residential mixed use zoning.
2003 -04: EHC works with the Planning Department to secure a grant from Caltrans for a transportation study and community plan update activities. Transportation study is completed; three community visioning meetings were completed but City suspends planning process.
2004-05: EHC continues planning process with community members and consultant Estrada Land Planning. Barrio Logan Vision is completed in late 2004 and endorsement secured from over 1,000 supporters including Community Organizations, Small Community Businesses, Community Residents, and adjacent community resident (Sherman, Logan Heights, etc).
April 2005: City adopts a resolution authorizing prohibition of diesel trucks from major streets in Barrio Logan.
2/06: The Downtown CPU, overseen by the Centre City Development Corporation (CCDC), passes with a verbal commitment from the CCDC President to help fund the Barrio Logan CPU.
5/17/06: City Councilmember Ben Hueso meets with EHC members and leaders and commits to fund and start the CPU within a year.
10/06: City and Port partially implement the 2005 ban on heavy duty truck traffic in BL.
1/11/07: Mayor Sanders, in his State of the City address, states that the Barrio Logan CPU is the first planning priority and will be started within the year.
1/07: CCDC approves up to $1.5 million in funding to the city for the Barrio Logan CPU.
4/07: Councilmember Hueso and Mayor Sanders hold a press conference to celebrate funding from CCDC. City Council grants final approval for the CCDC funding later in the afternoon.
7/07: City, Port and Caltrans fully implement heavy duty truck ban in BL.
July – September, 2007: City's Planning Department solicits and accepts proposals from planning consultant teams and applications for the community Stakeholders Group which will oversee the planning process.
11/07: City holds a public lottery to select members of the Stakeholders Group. EHC and 6 Community Action Team members selected as members or alternates.
04/15/08: The Barrio Logan Stakeholders Group holds its first meeting.
2008-2009: Consultants prepare analyses and background documents for the Plan Elements. Planning Department and Stakeholders Group review and comment.
September 2009: An EIR is required for the Community Plan. Scoping meeting held. EHC submits written comments in October 2009.
2009-2011: San Diego has an appointed Planning Commission that reviews and makes recommendations on Community Plans. Planning Commission workshops held in April 2009, March 2010, and May 2011. EHC and Community Action Team make presentations, testify, and submit written comments.
November 2009: The Barrio Logan Smart Growth Coalition, Port Tenants Association, Port of San Diego Ship Repair Association and the Industrial Environmental Association join forces to oppose community vision.
October 2011 – deadline for comments on draft plan – Alternative 1 and 2 will be analyzed in EIR
NEXT STEPS: Planning Commission makes its recommendation to City Council; Council votes on certification of programmatic EIR, revised community plan; revised coastal program; removal of existing planned district ordinance which mandates zoning regulations; adoption of City-wide zoning; and revised redevelopment plan. Once City approves, the package goes to the California Coastal Commission for certification.