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Comprehensive Land Use and Regional Growth Projects

TransNet Smart Growth Incentive Program: Cycle 3

On July 24, 2015, the SANDAG Board of Directors approved 17 projects to receive a total of $12 million in funds under the TransNet Smart Growth Incentive Program (SGIP). Brief descriptions and applications of all eligible projects, those funded as well as not funded, are available below.

Capital Projects Funded

Paseo Santa Fe Phase II (Vista ) - $2,000,000
Improve the infrastructure and streetscape in Vista’s Town Center through a road diet that will reduce the street width, install new curbs/gutters/sidewalks, construct roundabouts and install decorative elements such as landscaping, street lights, street signs and pedestrian furniture.

Grant Application

Westside Mobility Improvement Project (National City) - $2,000,000
Enhance bicycling and pedestrian connections in the downtown and Westside Specific Plan areas and encourage smart growth development via bike racks, trash/recycling receptacles, intersection curb bulb-outs, curb ramps, traffic circles, street lighting and various other improvements. 

Grant Application

Escondido Transit Center Active Transportation Connections (Escondido) - $1,270,000
Fill gaps in the active transportation network immediately adjacent to the Escondido Transit Center (ETC) where active transportation demand is the highest.

Grant Application

14th Street Pedestrian Promenade Demonstration Block (San Diego/Civic San Diego) - $1,000,000
Design and construct the first block of the 14th Street Promenade adjacent to the San Diego Police Headquarters to create an approximately 30-foot wide pedestrian promenade/linear park by eliminating a parking lane and narrowing two travel lanes.

Grant Application

North Spring Street Smart Growth Corridor (La Mesa) - $992,503
Enhance public infrastructure, encourage and support future private development, and contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gases in the North Spring Street Smart Growth Corridor.

Grant Application

Downtown-Westside Wayfinding and Community Gateways (National City) - $825,000
Install new wayfinding/gateway signs throughout the downtown and Westside communities.

Grant Application

Lemon Grove Avenue Realignment Project (Lemon Grove) - $805,000
Realign and reconstruct segments of Lemon Grove and North Avenue’s trolley/railroad crossing and the Lemon Grove Avenue/State Route 94 entrance/exit.

Grant Application

Seagaze Drive Downtown Mobility Project (Oceanside) - $357,497
Enhance the quality of Seagaze Drive and provide much needed continuity with Mission Avenue through innovative smart growth supporting infrastructure including: pedestrian bulb-outs, ADA ramps with truncated domes, rectangular rapid flashing beacons, enhanced crosswalks and a raised pork-chop median.

Grant Application

San Ysidro Wayfinding Signs (San Diego) - $350,000
Design and install wayfinding signs in the San Ysidro Port of Entry District to improve the area’s mobility and respond to changes in the configuration of the Port of Entry.

Grant Application

Capital Projects Not Funded

Cedros Ave Traffic Calming/Train Station Development (Solana Beach) - Requested $1,900,000
Create a new mixed-use center and parking at the Solana Beach Transit Station by focusing on traffic calming, sidewalks and active transportation facilities on North Cedros.

Grant Application

North Avenue Improvements (National City) - Requested $500,000
Encourage smart growth principles by installing a pedestrian pathway and emergency vehicle access on a portion of North Avenue.

Grant Application

Construct Connect Main Street Segment (Lemon Grove) - Requested $409,700
Connect Lemon Grove neighborhoods through a park and trail system through the development of a combination of paved multi-use paths and decomposed granite trails, active park area, bollard barriers, lighting, landscaping and creek restoration.

Grant Application

Broadway Olive Street Improvement (Lemon Grove) - Requested $200,000
Improve pedestrian access across Broadway, a four lane arterial, via an intersection which would include signalization, a ladder crosswalk and additional pedestrian and bicycle friendly design features.

Grant Application

Planning Projects Funded

Pacific Beach Greenways, Parks and Transit (San Diego) - $400,000
Engage the community to expand community open space and improve multimodal circulation through identifying new public spaces, improving mobility, supporting transit and fostering development in an existing smart growth area.

Grant Application

Grantville Trolley Station/Alvarado Creek Enhancement (San Diego) - $400,000
Restore the Alvarado Creek with bridges and walking/cycling trails, enhancing the pedestrian and bicycle experience between future transit-oriented developments and the Grantville Trolley Station.

Grant Application

El Cajon Transit Center Transit-Supportive Land Use and Mobility Plan (El Cajon) - $400,000
Analyze the study area surrounding the El Cajon Transit Center to plan a new vision for the area to include transit-supportive land use, improved mobility options and an enhanced public realm.

Grant Application

Palm Avenue Mixed-Use and Commercial Corridor Master Plan (Imperial Beach) - $400,000
Build upon the 2009 Palm Avenue Master Plan and the ongoing design and development of street improvement plans to include public right of way improvements, traffic calming measures and significant pedestrian, bicycle and transit improvements.

Grant Application

Downtown Specific Plan Update (National City) - $320,000
Update the original plan adopted in 2005 to incorporate new elements related to smart growth, specifically Transportation Demand Management and parking policies, and revise land use zones, urban design standards and recommend future implementation programs or projects.

Grant Application

6th Avenue Bridge Promenade Feasibility and Conceptual Design (San Diego/Civic San Diego) - $200,000
Conduct a feasibility and conceptual design study for an enhanced pedestrian connection between Downtown and Bankers Hill/Balboa Park.

Grant Application

Broadway Downtown Village Specific Plan (DVSP) Expansion (Lemon Grove) - $175,000
Expand the Downtown Village Specific Plan to promote mixed use with increased residential densities and commercial intensities within the proposed boundaries consistent with the adopted Downtown Village Specific Plan.

Grant Application

Kearny Mesa Smart Growth Employment Area Plan (San Diego) - $105,000
Update the land use and zoning strategy to expand the employment potential of the project area and allow complimentary residential uses in a mixed-use context.

Grant Application

Planning Projects Not Funded

Gillespie Field/Aerotropolis (El Cajon) - Requested $400,000
Develop a transportation and land use plan that provides additional employment and development opportunities while promoting mobility, linkage and access to facilities within the City of Santee, city of El Cajon and the County of San Diego.

Grant Application

Coastal Rail Trail Extension (Oceanside) - Requested $340,000
Extend the Coastal Rail Trail between Oceanside Boulevard and Alta Loma Marsh; and create a Class I bicycle/pedestrian path to improve North/South travel options for bicyclists and pedestrians.

Grant Application

Complete Streets Mobility Plan (Lemon Grove) - Requested $225,000
Prepare a Complete Streets Mobility Plan and applicable California Environmental Quality Act document to establish a comprehensive and consistent transportation approach for the City of Lemon Grove.

Grant Application

Massachusetts Station Specific Plan (Lemon Grove) - Requested $175,000
Develop a specific plan to guide the redevelopment of the site for a mixed-use approach to increase trolley utilization and encourage walking and bicycling as forms of transportation.

Grant Application

Trolley Grade Separation Study (Lemon Grove) - Requested $175,000
Conduct an Engineering Concept study to analyze the feasibility and costs of proposed overhead and underpass trolley alignments at Lemon Grove Avenue, Broadway, and Central Avenue.

Grant Application

ADA Transition Plan (Lemon Grove) - Requested $150,000
Conduct a comprehensive evaluation of policies, programs and facilities to determine the extent to which individuals with disabilities may be restricted in their access to services in order to institute and monitor programs to increase pedestrian accessibility.

Grant Application

Detailed Scoring Sheets

Both programs used a 'sum of rank' scoring approach, detailed in the staff report that contains the draft rankings and funding recommendations. View the detailed scoring sheets for the SGIP and for the ATGP.

If you have questions, please contact Carolina Ilic of SANDAG at carolina.ilic@sandag.org or (619) 699-1989.

SGIP Overview, Eligibility, and Scoring Criteria

  • Overview
  • Capital Grants - Eligibility and Scoring Criteria Matrix
  • Planning Grants - Eligibility and Scoring Criteria Matrix
  • Grant Agreement Template 


    SGIP Capital Grants

  • Application Form (Fillable PDF)
  • Applicant Statement Form (Signature Required)
  • Sample Resolution
  • Criteria B2, C1, and C2 Worksheet (Excel)
  • Capital Scope, Schedule, and Budget Worksheet (Excel)

    SGIP Planning Grants

  • Application Form (Fillable PDF)
  • Applicant Statement Form (Signature Required)
  • Sample Resolution
  • Planning Scope, Schedule, and Budget Worksheet (Excel)
  • Related Resources