On February 14th 2023 the City Council narrowly passed the 2022 Land Development Code (LDC) update with inclusion of the Sustainable Development Areas (SDA).  

By increasing the maximum distance to major public transit from 0.5 to 1 mile developers will have access to an  additional 5,224 acres of land  including the site of the Mars project, places that have not seen infrastructure upgrades in decades, and in hazardous wildfire prone areas. 

Below is a direct view of the draft SDA map provided by SANDAG configured specifically for Normal Heights.

Color coding indicates areas that the SDA will add to or subtract from existing TPA areas.