San Diego: Otay Mesa

The Otay area is approximately 28,380 acres in size. The plan area is located in the most southwesterly corner of the unincorporated county, bordered by the Jamul/Dulzura subregion to the north and east, the City of Chula Vista to the west, and the international border with Mexico to the south. The subregion is characterized by the Otay reservoir, two detention facilities, a landfill, proximity to the Mexican border, and the San Ysidro Mountains. There are two active specific plan areas within the subregion. East Otay Mesa is proposed as a commercial and industrial site that is to serve as a major employment area for southern San Diego County. Otay Ranch consists of a resort and a variety of residential designations, ranging from 0.7 to 15 dwelling units per acre. The subregion is largely undeveloped and in public ownership.

Indicator Details

Indicatorssort descending Primary Domain Indicator Value Rank Tier
Access to Mainstream Financial Services Economic Health 25.6% 115 Bottom
Access to Parks and Open Space Natural Areas 0.4 114 Bottom
Adult Educational Attainment Educational Opportunities 72.7% 131 Bottom
Age of Housing Housing 13.4% 20 Top
Blood Lead Levels in Children Housing -% - Data N/A
Business Retention Economic Health 0.6% 84 Middle
Chronic School Absence Health Systems and Public Safety -% - Data N/A
Commute Mode Share Transportation 12.8% 89 Middle
Employment Rate Employment Opportunities 44.2% 141 Bottom
Excessive Housing Cost Burden Housing 49.0% 140 Bottom
Food Desert Neighborhood Characteristics 33.3% 20 Top
High School Graduation Rate Educational Opportunities 88.3% 37 Top
Household Transportation Costs Transportation 22.5% 108 Bottom
Local Business Vitality Economic Health 31.8% 148 Bottom
Long-Term Unemployment Employment Opportunities 6.5% 99 Middle
Low Birth Weight Health Systems and Public Safety 6.5% 80 Middle
Motor Vehicle Collisions Health Systems and Public Safety 2.2 40 Top
Offsite Alcohol Outlets Neighborhood Characteristics 17.8 135 Bottom
Pedestrian Connectivity Transportation 23.1 135 Bottom
Preschool Enrollment Educational Opportunities 42.1% 117 Bottom
Preventable Hospitalizations Health Systems and Public Safety - - Data N/A
Proximity to Brownfield Sites Environmental Hazards 0.0% 1 Top
Proximity to Superfund Sites Environmental Hazards 0.0% 1 Top
Public Assisted Households Employment Opportunities 9.9% 87 Middle
Reading Proficiency Educational Opportunities 61.5% 77 Middle
Residential Mobility Social Cohesion 83.5% 97 Middle
Residential Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards 13.4% 87 Middle
School Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards -% - Data N/A
School Readiness Scores Educational Opportunities -% - Data N/A
Toxic Releases from Facilities Environmental Hazards 25.0% 125 Bottom
Transit Accessibility Transportation 58.8 23 Top
Travel Time to Work Employment Opportunities 29.2 124 Bottom
Tree Cover Natural Areas 0.2% 131 Bottom
Vacancy Rates Housing 12.3% 124 Bottom
Violent Crime Health Systems and Public Safety 20.1 136 Bottom
Voter Participation Social Cohesion 68.0% 123 Bottom
Walkability Neighborhood Characteristics -2 99 Middle