Mission Cove Avenue
Welcome to the "Mission Cove Avenue Affordable Housing Mixed-Use Development" website. This site is intended to inform the public about the 14.47-acre parcel located along the 3200 block of Mission Avenue which was purchased by the City in 2006 for a future mixed-use affordable housing development.
Vision & Strategic Plan
The City's consultant, RRM Design Group, was tasked with developing a Vision and Strategic Plan that includes an affordable housing mixed-use development compatible with the surrounding neighborhood and with connectivity to the nearby historic San Luis Rey Mission District. The consultant facilitated three public community design workshops in April, July, and September 2009. Through this process, a preferred concept plan based upon direct input received from community residents has been incorporated into the proposed Vision and Strategic Plan. Key elements of the Plan include the development of an affordable residential component of up to 288 units of varying housing types, with approximately 130 of the units dedicated to seniors/special needs groups, a community-serving commercial component of approximately 10,000 - 12,000 square feet, and a community center for residents. A development that also provides passive uses, such as small park areas and a meandering pedestrian walkway/exercise route situated along the perimeter of the site adjacent to the existing residential neighborhood, is emphasized throughout the Plan. References to the City's and Housing Commission's goals of achieving the maximum use of alternative, renewable energy sources, and incorporating the principles of Universal Design have been included. A LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certification or better is also required. The Vision and Strategic Plan will serve as the development guideline for any proposed project.