For this week’s San Diego Explained with our friends at NBC San Diego, Catherine Garcia and I take a close look at the county’s attempts to redraw its rules for what can and can’t be built on land across the region. And we give the General Plan, as it’s known, a newer and cooler name.

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(Correction: In the video, I say that Rancho Guejito is currently zoned for one house per 20 acres and it could change to one house per 40 acres. That’s incorrect. The majority of it is currently zoned for one house per 40 acres, which would change to one house per 80 acres. My notes had the correct figure but I still inserted the incorrect numbers into the script. I regret the error.)

And if you’re in to this kind of stuff, here’s a companion piece for you. This major land-use overhaul is being done in conjunction with the region’s massive, multi-billion-dollar transportation vision. We covered that in a recent San Diego Explained, too:

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