Milestones

Bayside Performance Park Project (San Diego Symphony Rady Shell) & Port Master Plan Amendment, Environmental Impact Report, and Coastal Development Permit – Port of San Diego

10,000-seat outdoor performance and event venue initiated by the San Diego Symphony.  Joseph managed the preparation of an Environmental Impact Report, Coastal Development Permit, and comprehensive Port Master Plan Amendment to provide for a limited use, cultural venue within a public park.  Extensive public access protections and enhancements to park amenities were developed, and the project now serves as a blueprint for how private use of public space can be consistent with the Coastal Act.  The Port Master Plan Amendment received unanimous support and was certified by the Coastal Commission in February 2019.  

Chula Vista Bayfront Development, Coastal Development Permits – Port of San Diego

Build-out of the Chula Vista Bayfront Master Plan.  Joseph led planning efforts and Coastal Commission coordination to entitle a 255-stall RV park in September 2018 that preserved lower-cost accommodations on the Bayfront, and the Sweetwater Pathway in December 2018, a $5.7 million Class I dedicated pedestrian and bicycle pathway and bridge that will provide crucial public access infrastructure.  Joseph completed coastal and environmental processing of the Gaylord Pacific Resort Hotel and Convention Center in June 2019, a $1 billion development consisting of 1,600 rooms, a 400,000 sf convention center, extensive road infrastructure, and a wide-range of guaranteed public access and amenities.

City of Del Mar City Hall Project, Environmental Impact Report and Coastal Development Permit – City of Del Mar

Redevelopment of the City of Del Mar City Hall project, a dream in the making for over 25 years. Joseph managed the preparation of an Environmental Impact Report, Design Review Permits and a Coastal Development Permit for a beautifully designed public facility in the heart of the City along Camino del Mar. The Del Mar City Hall project included a series of public viewing decks overlooking the Pacific Ocean, a City Hall administrative building and separate Town Hall facility, public activations areas and an underground parking structure. The project was unanimously approved by the City Council in January 2016.

Malibu High School Redevelopment and Sports Field Lighting, Local Coastal Program Amendment, Coastal Development Permit – City of Malibu

Redevelopment of the Malibu High School facility in coordination with the Santa Monica-Malibu School District. The development included a comprehensive redevelopment of the middle and senior high campus and the addition of sports field lighting that required an amendment to the City’s Local Coastal Program (LCP). The LCP Amendment was certified by the California Coastal Commission in October 2011.

Sea-Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment and Framework, Local Coastal Program Amendment – City of Del Mar

Serving as lead planner, Joseph initiated the City of Del Mar’s policy initiative to address sea-level rise and coastal flooding as part of the City’s planned Local Coastal Program Amendment.  Joseph obtained grant funding from the Ocean Protection Council in November 2014 and oversaw the formation of the City’s Sea-Level Rise Stakeholder-Technical Advisory Committee (STAC), Vulnerability Assessment preparation, and Adaptation Plan framework.

6th Cycle Housing Element Update, General Plan Amendment – City of Del Mar

Joseph directed the complex update to the City of Del Mar’s 6th Cycle Housing Element covering the planning period from 2021 to 2029. Efforts included extensive community outreach and coordination, development of a robust housing plan to accommodate a range of new housing opportunities to meet the City’s Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) and a series of programs designed to ensure the City remained in compliance with State Housing law.  The 6th Cycle Housing Element was unanimously adopted by the City Council in December 2021.