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Measure E would remove 30-foot height limit on buildings in the Midway-Pacific Highway community

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Posted at 8:42 PM, Oct 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-03 23:43:14-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — San Diegans will decide whether to pass or defeat Measure E, which asks voters to decide on a 30-foot height limit on buildings in the Midway-Pacific Highway area.

Measure E reads as follows:

City of San Diego - Measure E: REMOVING 30-FOOT HEIGHT LIMIT IN MIDWAY-PACIFIC HIGHWAY COMMUNITY PLAN AREA. Shall People’s Ordinance O-10960 be amended to exclude the Midway-Pacific Highway Community Plan area, which includes the Sports Arena, from the 30-foot height limit on buildings in the Coastal Zone, with any future development still required to comply with other governing laws?

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Voters will be able to vote “yes” or “no” on the measure. A simple majority vote is required for the approval of Measure E.

Those in favor of the measure say passing it would, "revitalize the dilapidated Midway area, help struggling San Diegans get back to work, and create a vibrant neighborhood San Diego families can finally enjoy: a modern Sports Arena. Public parks. Affordable housing. Good paying jobs. Millions in funding for San Diego schools and overdue infrastructure repairs – without raising taxes."

Those against the measure argue that, "if approved, would see an entire community within the coastal zone declared exempt from the 30-foot coastal zone height–limit law. The Midway-Pacific Highway Community Plan area includes Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD), Midway, Sports Arena, and NAVWAR. This area is rich in public land that would be ripe for private acquisition and exploitation to reward City Hall’s developer friends."