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Public Policy Newsletter Article

Biocom Testifies in Support of Community Plan Amendment Initiation for Towne Centre View Project

  • 2020-08-27T15:00:00.000+0000
  • San Diego
  • Author: Melanie Cohn

At its meeting on July 23rd, Biocom’s San Diego Facilities Committee voted to support the initiation of a community plan amendment for BioMed Realty’s Towne Centre View project. BMR is requesting to add 500,000 square feet of density to the project site in UTC, allowing a total of 1,000,000 square feet of scientific research space to be built.

The project, on Towne Center Drive north of Eastgate Mall, currently consists of two sites, which are being used as R&D office space and storage for Mid-Coast trolley construction. The proposed project would unify the two sites and create a 32.47-acre R&D campus of 1,000,000 square feet of development. Besides the increase in density, the project plans to comply with all existing requirements consistent with its Scientific Research designation.

On August 27th, Biocom policy staff submitted supporting documents for San Diego Planning Commission, where the initiation was approved unanimously. The Community Plan Amendment initiation is the first step in a process to allow the project to proceed.