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The Encanto Neighborhoods community planning area consists of primarily residential neighborhoods, with commercial areas located on Imperial and Euclid avenues and industrial located along Federal Boulevard and Market Street, the community’s primary east-west and north-south corridors. Encanto Neighborhoods has seen little development in recent years with the exception of Market Creek Plaza and a variety of institutional uses, despite an in-city location and accessibility by the freeway and transit systems. The community is known for its panoramic views, its unique arts and culture, and its canyons and creek habitat.
The community of Encanto Neighborhoods, or “enchantment”in Spanish, was a rural but self-sufficient town for much of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, connected to the city by rail but containing little more than rolling hills of open space and farmland. It was not until after World War II that the area was targeted for suburban development and population boomed, with new residents eager to capitalize on the availability of large lots located so close to the city center. Today Encanto Neighborhoods is one of the most culturally diverse communities in the City of San Diego, reflecting its long history as an ethnic enclave, and as one of the first communities within the City where African-Americans, Mexican-Americans and Asian- Americans could own land, businesses and homes. Encanto Neighborhoods’ deep cultural heritage, social resiliency and legacy of diversity has shaped its past and will continue to inform its future, through this Community Plan and the land use and development in the decades to come. Plan Purpose and Process The Community Plan is designed to guide growth and development within Encanto Neighborhoods. This Plan is a revision of the previous Southeastern San Diego Community Plan which included Encanto Neighborhoods. The Southeastern San Diego Community Plan was originally adopted in 1969, was comprehensively updated in 1987, and has undergone several amendments in the intervening years.