Mira Mesa Community Plan

Mira Mesa Community Plan Update: An update to the 1992 Mira Mesa Community Plan started in 2018, and is expected to take 3 years to complete. The City Planning Department has set up a website for the community plan update. The first step in the plan update process is an evaluation of existing conditions. The draft initial conditions report, referred to as a “community atlas” is now online.

Land Uses identified in the Mira Mesa Community Plan from the community atlas.

The Mira Mesa Community Plan and the FBA are also now online at the City of San Diego web site. The San Diego City General Plan adopted by the City Council on March 10, 2008 is now available at https://www.sandiego.gov/planning/genplan. This is a very important document as it guides all future development in the City and require updates to all community plans.

Public Facilities in Mira Mesa are paid for through the Mira Mesa Facilities Benefit Assessment (FBA). FBA fees are paid by developers at the time building permits are pulled. Fees vary depending on the type of development. In FY2021, FBA fees are $38,256 on a single family home and $26,779 on a multi-family unit (apartment or condo). Public facilities such as parks, roads, library, and fire stations are prioritized and built as funds become available. Our library and fire stations were built through the FBA program.


The approximate dates for FBA projects are listed below:

In Progress or Recently Completed:

Park Projects:

  • Breen Neighborhood Park on the former Breen elementary school site (completed October 2005).
  • Camino Ruiz Neighborhood Park at the north end of Camino Ruiz (completed July 2006).
  • Park improvements to meet ADA requirements, including new play equipment at Maddox and Walker parks.
  • Field House at Hourglass Park next to the pool at Miramar College. The pool and field house are shared by the City and the College. (completed February 2007)

Road Projects:

  • Carroll Canyon Road under I-805 (completed 2013).
  • Mira Sorrento Place between Scranton and I-805 (completed September 2006).
  • Transit center at Miramar College (Completed October 2014).


Park Projects:

  • Improvements to Mira Mesa Community Park and Carroll Site including a pool and field house (Started Fall 2015).
  • Improvements to fields next to Wangenheim Middle School (in design).
  • Public park facilities at Salk Elementary School (in design)
  • Development of Canyon Hills Park
  • Two additional parks in Carroll Canyon will also be constructed during this time period, but are being constructed as part of redevelopment of the gravel mining operations, not out of the FBA.
  • The 3Roots project will build a new 25 acre  community park in Carroll Canyon. The park is developer funded except for the Recreation Center which is FBA funded
  • Additional parkland including a large passive park along Carroll Creek will be provided by the Stone Creek project.

Road Projects:

  • Widening of Camino Ruiz between Jade Coast and Miralani.
  • Construction of Carroll Canyon Road between Camino Santa Fe and Carroll Road.
  • Widening of Black Mountain Road.
  • Intersection improvement at Camino Santa Fe and Miramar Road
  • Intersection improvement at Kearny Villa Road and Miramar Road.
  • Intersection improvement at Kearny Villa Road and Black Mountain Road.