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Public Workshops

  • Saturday, August 27, 2016
  • Saturday, December 10, 2016
  • Saturday, April 8, 2017

 Pop Up Events

  • Wednesday, June 1, 2016
  • Thursday, August 18, 2016
  • Wednesday, August 24, 2016
  • Friday, November 25, 2016
  • Friday, December 2, 2016

In November 2015, the City of Lemon Grove was awarded SANDAG Grant funds to prepare an expanded Downtown Village Specific Plan. The City has partnered with Brian Mooney and the planning division of Rick Engineering to prepare the Downtown Village Specific Plan Expansion (DVSPE). The DVSPE will analyze circulation and economic development opportunities in the Broadway corridor of downtown Lemon Grove from Massachusetts Avenue to Washington Street. 

The Lemon Grove community has been actively participating in the DVSPE. Two community workshops were held in August and December 2016 to discuss the vision, issues and opportunities in downtown. City staff and the consultant team are currently working together to prepare for a City Council workshop to present feedback received from the two community workshops. 

How is this related to the General Plan Update? The Specific Plan is an implementation tool! It will create policies, design guidelines and development strategies specific to the Downtown area.


The area currently being studied encompasses approximately 245 acres and generally includes the area along Broadway between Massachusetts Avenue to Washington Street and between the SR-94 and Central Avenue.


Community Workshop #1 was held at the Lemon Grove Community Center on Saturday, August 27, 2016. 82 passionate stakeholders attended the workshop to engage and share their input at the following five stations:

  • Neighborhoods and Vision;
  • Land Use and Density;
  • Mobility;
  • Urban Design and Arts; and
  • Business and Economic Development


Community Workshop #2 was held at the Lemon Grove Community Center on Saturday, December 10, 2016. Over 60 individuals attended the workshop to share their input on the following four topics:

  • Neighborhoods and Land Uses;
  • Urban Design, Art and Parks;
  • Mobility and Connections; and
  • Business and Economic Development.