NewsLocal News


Study: 45,000 daily trips to and from SDSU Mission Valley campus

Posted at 5:36 PM, Aug 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-06 20:36:26-04

San Diego State University's planned Mission Valley campus will generate more than 45,000 daily vehicle trips once its built out, according to a new draft environmental impact report.

In November, San Diego voters approved a plan for SDSU to turn the SDCCU Stadium site into a Mission Valley campus. It will allow the university to grow from its current enrollment of 36,000 to more than 50,000.

"It's great, it's allowing more students to come in and get their education started," said Tyler Ollison, who just transferred to SDSU.

The university is planning more than just a campus in Mission Valley.

It also is proposing a 35,000 seat stadium, 4,600 residential units, 400 hotel rooms, and 95,000 square-feet of retail, restaurants, and a grocery story.

Plus, the university plans to build 1.4 million square feet of campus office and lab space, and 100 thousand square feet of medical office space.

Its new draft environmental impact report says the project will ultimately generate 45,174 new daily trips to and from the campus, in already bustling Mission Valley.

"Our project proposes a number of signal re-timings, and expansions of turn lanes, and a number of entrances and exits throughout the site," said Gina Jacobs, SDSU's vice president for the development.

Jacobs added the project calls for a new road from Fenton Parkway into the campus. The draft EIR also studies alternate forms of transportation, including how the on-site trolley stop can figure in.

The project completion is expected in 2037. Meanwhile, the new stadium is expected to open in 2022.

SDSU is now taking feedback on its draft EIR, which can be viewed here. The university is also hosting public events to gather feedback.