Home Depot in Mission Valley

“Many have asked about what’s going on just south of I-8 in Mission Valley. I’ve wondered, as well. Yes, that’s grading and construction underway for the new Home Depot coming into Mission Valley. The Scottish Rite site will be relocated across the site and re-built on a smaller scale. I found the information below from the City of San Diego.” – Lisa Ashkins

The project site is a part ofthe Mission Valley Community Plan Update (CPU) Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) (Project No. 518009/SCH No. 2017071066; Appendix A). The Mission Valley CPU PEIR was approved on September 10, 2019 and analyzed an update to theCommunity Plan that guides development ofthe entire Mission Valley community.

The proposed Mission Valley Home Depot/Scottish Rite Redevelopment Project (project) requires a Site Development Permit, a Neighborhood Development Permit, a Planned Development Permit, an Easement/Right-of-Way Vacation, and a Storm Drain Relocation and Vacation. The Site Development Permit is for a Large Retail Establishment and for Environmentally Sensitive Lands. The Neighborhood Development Permit is for a 20 percent increase in the height of a retaining wall proposed behind the Home Depot building to allow for a reduction in the steepness of the slope to the south of the building. The Planned Development Permit is to utilize the current CR-1-2 zoning setback in lieu of the setback established in Map 3546 from 1956 or from Ordinance 8743 dated

June 25, 1962. The Storm Drain Relocation is to vacate an existing storm drain easement that passes beneath the proposed Home Depot building to go around the proposed building. The right-of-wayper Final Map No. 3546, the northwesterly 25 feet of said Lot 1 designated on the Map of Bowlero as reserved for future street, is being vacated because it is no longer needed. A Revestment of Abutter’s Right to allow access into the proposed new Scottish Rite building and lot line adjustment are ministerial actions that are not part of this discretionary entitlement and will subsequently be processed separately.

The project site is located at 156111545 Camino del Rio South (APN 438-090-3400, referenced as Parcel B) and 1895 Camino del Rio South (APN 438-090-3300, referenced as Parcel A). The project site is within the city of San Diego, south of Interstate 8, west of Interstate 805, south of Camino del Rio South, between Mission Center Road and Texas Street within the Mission Valley community planning area (Figure 1). The project site is found in the Pueblo Lands of San Diego Land Grant of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) 7.5-minute topographic map, La Jolla quadrangle (Figure 2; USGS 1994) and City of San Diego (City) 800′ scale map, Number 266-1689 (Figure 3). The project location is shown on an aerial photograph in Figure 4.

The project proposes to demolish the existing Scottish Rite building (approximately 63,822 square feet) on Parcel A and San Diego Auto Connection building (approximately 7,124 square feet) on Parcel Band construct a new Scottish Rite building (approximately 40,000 square feet) on a lot line adjusted Parcel B, and Home Depot (approximately 106,688 square feet of building and approximately 17,916 square feet of garden center, and garage structure) on the lot line adjusted Parcel A (Figure 5).

The new Scottish Rite building would be smaller in size than the existing building but would incorporate reconfigured and optimized meeting spaces (lodge rooms) for members and office space on the new second floor. The Scottish Rite operates a Children’s Language Center as part of their philanthropic efforts. The new facility would have exam rooms to better serve individual treatment and provide appropriate functions (i.e., separate restrooms, entry, and administration) to increase operational effectiveness.

The new Home Depot facility would consist of approximately 106,688 square feet of enclosed building space and 17,916 square feet of garden center with both surface parking and a parking structure. The Home Depot store proposes to display and sell various seasonal items in a designated seasonal sales area in the parking lot that would be enclosed with a 6-foot fence. Included among these items are expected to be trees, plants, nursery materials, and Christmas trees. This seasonal area would not be used to store building materials or home improvement items. The seasonal display area in the parking lot would take place from March 1 to July 31 and November 15 to December 31. The Home Depot store also permanently displays a number of items such as barbeques, patio furniture, and material and fencing displays within areas located along the front of the store, which are to be designated with green striping.

The Home Depot would include outdoor display and staging areas and these areas are limit ed to the designated locations, which would be clearly striped in yellow in the parking lot. The purpose for the staging area is to allow for products to be unloaded and taken offthe flat-bed trucks to be brought into the store or garden center within 72 hours. This is to ensure that merchandise is available during heavy sale periods to keep products on-site and avoid additional trucking.

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Lisa Ashkins, MA – Broker Associate, DRE#01764182 – First Team Real Estate