SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System is joining the effort to make more affordable housing.
The MTS Board of Directors recently greenlit a new 410-unit housing development at the Grantville trolley station. 156 of the units will be affordable and 254 will be market rate ‘student-oriented’ apartments.
MTS is partnering with developers Affirmed Housing and Greystar on the project.
It is estimated the total population housed on the planned trolley station property will be 1,049 people. The development would be built on top of the current parking lot.
The developers will be making their own parking spaces on the site and MTS will be adding 96 replacement parking spots, according to transit officials.
In a statement on the prospective parking concerns MTS wrote, “we average about 80 to 120 commuters per weekday that use the park and ride, so we are in the wheelhouse of demand.”
MTS says it is currently looking into developing four more of its stations into similar housing in downtown, El Cajon and Chula Vista.
Construction is set to begin June 2020 and finish by June 2022.