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New development planned near trolley expansion in Bay Park

Posted at 6:06 PM, Aug 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-14 21:29:32-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - New plans for a development in the Bay Park neighborhood are aimed at providing "transit-oriented" homes amid the region's housing crunch.

Protea Properties has plans for the 3.5-acre lot right off Interstate 5, between Clairemont Drive and Morena Boulevard. The site is located across from the future Blue Line Trolley Station.

The development director of the project confirms the development includes 156 apartments and 40,000-square-feet of retail and restaurant spaces.

Some community members are concerned with the current plans and tell 10News they hope their concerns will be heard and changes will be made.

"We're trying to back the city off from slamming us with density and trying to get a project that meets everybody's needs," local James Lamattery said.

Lamattery says the community is fighting for more affordable housing units and lower building heights. Right now, the plans call for two, four-story buildings and 16 apartment units for affordable housing.

The city is reviewing plans before they vote on required permits.

The development director says the earliest the project could be complete is 2022.