Project Green Light 2018-06-18T15:11:45+00:00


About Project Green Light

Advocacy in action. This is a collaborative, member-driven effort to get development projects approved regionally and to get our members back to work!

Project Green Light (PGL) is by far the best way to meet and get to know a builder/developer at a time when they need you the most.   PGL allows BIA members the opportunity to help not only our industry as a whole, but also those projects that will provide a continued supply of jobs and much needed housing.

PGL is a simple concept. BIA Builder/Developer members who need support when seeking government approvals at Planning Commission or City Council look to other BIA members who can attend those local review meetings in person or even just write letters.  Whether you stand up and speak or just be a supporter in the audience, every single person who attends and make a big difference.

The Builder/Developer typically holds a pre-meeting at the BIA office with members of their team attending to explain the project and answer questions. This is a unique opportunity to have a very intimate face time with the builder/developer team.

Approved projects could represent your next business opportunity or establish a relationship for their next project. Don’t wait because we have 2-3 PGLs that are coming up quickly.  Sign up today. We will ask for your basic contact information including the City/Zip Code of where you live.  It makes a huge difference if you are representing the voting population in that particular jurisdiction.

By signing up for PGL you will be notified of new projects.
Please also review the list of projects below and RSVP directly to the contact for project(s) you will support.

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Current Projects

In 2017, Project Green Light proved to be immensely impactful. In fact, Project Green Light was activated three times and in each time, members’ support led to the approval of important projects that will help reduce the housing crisis in our region. Project Green Light continued its success in 2018, helping achieve approval for Brookfield’s residential project in San Marcos, and PGL members are being called on again for an important Meritage Homes project in Vista and the Newland Sierra project in North County.

Newland Sierra Project

Project Green Light volunteers can support the Newland Sierra Project at the Planning Commission Hearing on Thursday, June 28th.

What: Planning Commission Hearing

When: 9:00 am Thursday, June 28, 2018 (Arrive by 8:00 am to get parking and seats)

Where: 5560 Overland Ave., San Diego, CA 92123

Volunteers will be treated to lunch at the County Commons following the hearing.

A pre-meeting will be held at the BIA offices on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 11:30am with the Newland Development team. Please RSVP to Linda Bailey at 760-445-1323 or via email at if you will attend the pre-meeting.

About the Project: Featuring seven separate and distinct neighborhoods, Newland Sierra will be San Diego County’s first carbon neutral community, and will be surrounded by one of the largest privately created open-space preserves in North San Diego County, with miles of scenic multi-use trails.

Residents who live here will enjoy thoughtfully created amenities, designed with their needs in mind, serving all ages and interests. The plan highlights diverse home types and styles, including those designed for active adult buyers. All will feature an architectural character that maximizes the natural resources of the site, celebrates indoor/outdoor living opportunities, and embraces North County’s unique character.

The community plans to feature a retail center offering a wide variety of services, as well as easy access to the I-15 corridor and regional services such as hospital care, higher education, and shopping.

Through a variety of ways, the community also plans to promote sustainability, and provide the latest in green technology.

Site Plan – Schmidt – Exhibit – Specific Plan FINAL over aerial – Newland

Meridian Homes Millenia Project

The City Council meeting is scheduled for July 10 at 6:00PM at the Chula Vista City Hall Council Chambers – 276 Fourth Avenue, Building A. A map of the City Hall complex is found here:

A pre-meeting will be held at the BIA office on Monday, July 2 at 9:00am. (Continental breakfast served.) Please RSVP to Todd Galarneau at 619-787-6802.

Background and Context of Proposed Project

The Otay Ranch Eastern Urban Center (now known as Millenia) Sectional Planning Area (SPA) Plan, is located within the Otay Ranch Planned Community in eastern Chula Vista.  The Millenia SPA Plan and Form Based Code were approved by the City of Chula Vista in September of 2009. Millenia is currently being implemented with almost a dozen projects completed, under construction, approved, or in the Design Review phase of development.  These projects include a City park, a hotel, office, retail, and affordable, rental, mixed-use and for-sale residential, representing virtually every land use type contemplated in the plan. Seventy percent of the private development land has been contracted with merchant builders.

The intent of this amendment is to update the adopted plan to reflect the initial phases of development and to respond to market changes, while ensuring a degree of flexibility is maintained such that the plan can still respond to future market and lifestyle changes that are difficult or impossible to predict.

Summary Description of the Amendment

The proposed amendment includes three primary components. These include:

  1. Revisions to the Site Utilization Plan
  2. Revisions to the Height Districts Regulatory Plan and standards
  3. Design refinements to the Main Street District

Meritage Homes Buena Vista Drive Project in Vista

Meritage Homes plans to build 44 new for sale homes. The homes will be 2-story single family homes between 1,800-2,400 square feet, 3-4 bedrooms with community amenities.

The project goes before the City Council on Tuesday, June 12th.

Please RSVP to Moses Kim at or 949-372-3305.

Project Summary & Frequently Asked Questions

Note: Project Green Light is a member volunteer effort. BIA works exclusively on broad policy issues affecting the building industry and does not advocate for specific projects.