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Carlsbad General Plan, Housing Element, Climate Action Plan, and EIR

Carlsbad, with a population of 104,000, occupies 42 square miles of beaches, bluffs, and rolling landscape on the northern coast of San Diego County. The city is a major employment hub and visitor destination, with a general aviation airport, three lagoons, beaches, Legoland, and numerous resorts.

The General Plan seeks to maintain the community’s small-town charm and visual quality, while introducing mixed-use neighborhood centers, emphasizing walking and biking, and revitalizating downtown. The plan also seeks to enhance access to the seven-mile long waterfront, and activate it with strategically-placed nodes.

Additionally, as part of the project, Dyett & Bhatia prepared the Housing Element (certified by HCD), and the Climate Action Plan, which was adopted concurrently with the General Plan. D&B also prepared an EIR for the project.

The Envision Carlsbad planning process included extensive outreach led by D&B, with hundreds of community members participating in workshops, and more than 7,000 responses to a citywide mail-in survey.

Adopted 2015



APA San Diego Section

Honorable Mention For Comprehensive Plan, Large Jurisdiction (2017)

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