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The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority (SDCRAA) is in the process of updating the Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan (ALUCP) for San Diego International Airport (SDIA). SDIA is the primary commercial airport for the San Diego region and it is critical that it remain viable to serve our growing region and contribute to San Diego’s economy.

The ALUCP for SDIA will play an important role in ensuring that new development in the vicinity of the airport is compatible and safe, and that SDIA can continue to meet the region’s aviation needs.


The SDIA ALUCP EIR Addendum can be accessed via the link below:


FEIR Quick Reference (click on links below to access the FEIR and Appendices)

  • Chapters 1-7
    • Chapter 1: Executive Summary
    • Chapter 2: Project Description
    • Chapter 3: Environmental Setting
    • Chapter 4: Environmental Impacts
    • Chapter 5: Alternatives
    • Chapter 6: Responses to Public Comments on Draft Environmental Impact Report and Proposed SDIA Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan
    • Chapter 7: Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program
    • Chapter 8: Preparers and Organizations and Persons Consulted
    • Chapter 9: References and Acronyms
  • Appendices A-B
    • Appendix A: Updated Analysis of Potentially Displaced Development: San Diego International Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan
    • Appendix B: Initial Study for the San Diego International Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan
  • Appendices C-G
    • Appendix C: Documentation of EIR Scoping Period
    • Appendix D: Correspondence with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Draft ALUCP Quick Reference
    • Appendix E: Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program
    • Appendix F: Notices of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Report for the SDIA Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan
    • Appendix G: Public Comment Letters Received on Draft Environmental Impact Report and Proposed SDIA Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan

Copies are also available from the Airport Planning Department, located in the Commuter Terminal at San Diego International Airport, 3225 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA, during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Copies of the FINAL EIR will also be available at the following public libraries by January 22, 2014:

Point Loma/Hervey Library
3701 Voltaire St.
San Diego CA 92107
Linda Vista Library
2160 Ulric St.
San Diego CA 92111
Mission Hills Library
925 W. Washington St.
San Diego CA 92103
Logan Heights Library
567 So. 28th St.
San Diego CA 92113
Coronado Public Library
640 Orange Avenue
Coronado, CA 92118
North Park Library
3795 31st St.
San Diego CA 92104
La Jolla Library
7555 Draper Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037-4802
San Diego Library
330 Park Blvd.
San Diego CA 92101
Ocean Beach Library
4801 Santa Monica Ave.
San Diego CA 92107
National City Public Library
1401 National City Blvd.
National City, CA 91950
University Heights Library
4193 Park Blvd.
San Diego CA 92103
Spring Valley Branch Library
836 Kempton St
Spring Valley, CA 91977
Mountain View/Beckwourth Library
721 San Pasqual St.
San Diego CA 92113

The Final SDIA ALUCP is also available for review (click on links below to access the plan)

Memo of ALUCP revisions (since July 2013 version)

  • Chapters 1-7
    • Chapter 1: Implementation
    • Chapter 2: Noise Compatibility Policies and Standards
    • Chapter 3: Safety Compatibility Policies and Standards
    • Chapter 4: Airspace Protection Policies and Standards
    • Chapter 5: Overflight Compatibility Policies
    • Chapter 6: Examples
  • Appendices A-E, Section E3
    • Appendix A: Land Use Classification Definitions
    • Appendix B: Implementation Tools and Documents
    • Appendix C: References and Guidance
    • Appendix D: Definitions and Acronyms
    • Appendix E: Technical Analysis
  • Appendices E-G, Section E4-G
    • Appendix E: Technical Analysis (continued)
    • Appendix F: Correspondence with the Division of Aeronautics
    • Appendix G: Aircraft Bird Strikes in California

Prior Meetings

Scoping Period Documents

The Airport Authority hosted a series of Steering Committee meetings to provide a forum for public input during the planning process. The Steering Committee meetings allowed interested members of the public to review technical information and provide input on the development of ALUCP compatibility maps and policies. Each meeting focused on a specific topic so participants could attend meetings of specific interest to them. Meetings were open to all who were interested in participating.

May 1, 2012 Safety Zone 3SE

This meeting focused on options that have been recently developed for consideration in Safety Zone 3SE.

January 19, 2012 Wrap-Up

This meeting focused on draft policies that don’t necessarily fit under noise, safety, airspace, and overflight. They include defining existing use, effective date, review process, special compatibility considerations, etc. Additionally, the Airport Influence Area was discussed, which is the boundary resulting from the combination of all four draft compatibility factors.

November 17, 2011: Safety Part 2

This meeting focused on the draft safety matrix and policies.

September 29, 2011: Safety Part 1

This meeting focused on how safety zones could impact future land use planning around SDIA.

June 16, 2011 and July 21, 2011: Airspace Protection

This meeting focused on how future land use would be impacted by airspace protection needs for SDIA.

April 28, 2011: Noise

This meeting focused on how noise impacts land use planning around SDIA.

March 9, 2011: Overflight

Overflights are defined as any visible and/or audible passage of aircraft through an area, including areas beyond those impacted by high levels of noise. The primary purpose of this compatibility factor is to increase the public’s knowledge and understanding of airport impacts through buyer awareness measures. The SDIA ALUCP will address overflight by identifying locations where frequent aircraft overflights occur, along with suggested buyer awareness measures.

February 23, 2011: SDIA Operations and Environs

Baseline SDIA operating parameters were explored which will be used to develop ALUCP compatibility factors. Local agencies that might be affected by the ALUCP were also discussed.

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