8.4.4 West Fairfield District
Description of District
The West Fairfield District (see Figure 5-23), originally part of the Fairfield neighborhood that was severed by the construction of Interstate 5, is located on the west side of Interstate 5, between Palomar Street and Main Street, and is flanked by San Diego Bay on the west.
The West Fairfield District has a mix of light industrial and office uses interspersed with older, single-family homes and vacant lots. West Fairfield is somewhat isolated from the rest of Chula Vista, due to Interstate 5 forming its eastern edge. Pedestrian routes across the freeway are limited and heavily traveled by cars and trucks. Freeway on- and off-ramps at Palomar Street provide convenient freeway access into the District for vehicles.
Vision for District
The West Fairfield District has been redeveloped through a well-planned and coordinated master plan. There are few land use conflicts, and land uses have been expanded by reclaiming an old San Diego settlement pond to the southwest. The West Fairfield District has good freeway access at Palomar
and Main Streets, and it is an employment center, with regional retail and other employment uses. An educational facility is also located in the West Fairfield District.
Redevelop the West Fairfield District to become an employment center.
LUT 44.1 The City shall prepare, or cause to have prepared, a specific plan, master plan or other regulatory document to coordinate and guide the comprehensive redevelopment of the West Fairfield District. The City will prepare an Implementation Program to assure establishment of the above plan/regulations. The Program will also include interim provisions for the consideration of any projects within the West Fairfield District area prior to completion and adoption of the applicable plan/regulations.
LUT 44.2 Coordinate with the City of San Diego on the annexation/de-annexation of property that would expand the development area and increase the viability for redevelopment of the West Fairfield District.
LUT 44.3 Support efforts by the City of San Diego and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service for potential restoration of the historical Western Salt Works
building located west of the West Fairfield District.
LUT 44.4 Provide for the extension of the Bayshore Bikeway along the westerly edge of the West Fairfield District through coordination with SANDAG and the City of San Diego.
LUT 44.5 Coordinate with CALTRANS on the provision of appropriate pedestrian connections, linking the West Fairfield District with the Palomar Trolley Station over Interstate 5, with any reconstruction of bridges along Palomar Street and Main Street.
LUT 44.6 Consider locating an educational facility within the West Fairfield District that would serve the residents of the South Bay and that would take advantage of transit facilities at the Palomar Trolley Station.
Objective - LUT 44
Page LUT-152 City of Chula Vista General Plan
LUT 44.7 Permit a mix of retail commercial, professional office, research and limited manufacturing in the area designated as Mixed Use Commercial west of
LUT 44.8 In the West Fairfield District, development within the Mixed Use Commercial designation is intended to have a district-wide aggregate FAR of 0.5.
Subsequent specific plans or zoning ordinance regulations will establish
parcel-specific FARs that may vary from the district-wide aggregate (refer to
Section 4.8.1, Interpreting the Land Use Diagram, for a discussion of district wide
versus parcel-specific FAR).
LUT 44.9 Building heights shall be low-rise in the Mixed Use Commercial designated area.
LUT 44.10 Provide for implementation of the Bayshore Bikeway in the design for West Fairfield, including complementary landscaping and strategic points of access to the bikeway.
LUT 44.11 Locate retail commercial services near Palomar Street.
LUT 44.12 Consider integration of the historical Western Salt Works Building design and heritage into the design and amenities for the West Fairfield District
LUT 44.13 Community amenities to be considered for the West Fairfield District as part of any bonus program should include, but not be limited to, those listed in Policy