From the Casa de Oro Alliance President, January 2023:
Several years ago, the Casa de Oro Corridor was a place of pride, community events and positive memories for its residents. Over time, it became run down as people favored other local shopping and dining hubs, and suffered a general decline. Local residents and property owners decided to take matters into their own hands and reclaim their community, with the help of focused organizations and law enforcement. Thus, the Casa de Oro Alliance was born. The Casa de Oro Specific Plan addresses many of these concerns with the intention of bringing life back into the community through the support of local businesses, community events, culture and the arts, as well as zoning changes which have a positive influence on area appearance, safety, and all forms of traffic.
A positive, nostalgic memory from “30 years ago” can often be heard by long-time residents of the area, and the Alliance is working to ensure that with the gradual implementation of these community-based guidelines, that 30 years from now…that same sense of community, feelings of safety, and neighborhood pride will have been restored. We understand that it will not be an overnight or necessarily easy process, but it is our hope that the personal sacrifices and focused efforts will improve our community. During this adoption process, County officials compiled a list of comments made by the community, and released a comment summary matrix. The revised plan was made available in April 2022 when the Valle de Oro Community Planning Group voted to approve the Plan, then the Planning Commission approved it in October 2022, and finally it was unanimously approved by the County Board of Supervisors in January 2023.
Please visit our Events page to be informed about upcoming CDOA meetings and important developments (you can subscribe to the calendar below the event listings). For more information regarding the Specific Plan, visit San Diego County’s website (additional information is on this page). To watch recorded meetings about the history of the Specific Plan, see our Facebook posts: for example, the November 19, 2020 General Assembly as well as other past meetings.