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Encinitas residents voice concern over high-density housing

Posted at 8:05 PM, Jun 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-21 02:14:07-04

ENCINITAS, Calif. (KGTV) -- City Council chambers in Encinitas were packed Wednesday night as nearly 100 people gathered to voice their concerns over a housing plan.

The city has come up with a list of 19 sites that it wants to rezone for high-density housing. Some sites are generating more controversy than others.

Hundreds showed up to the meeting, citing concern about the possibility of an apartment complex being built on a vacant lot on Rancho Santa Fe Road in Olivenhain.

Residents say the area simply can’t handle any more traffic. Plans to build apartments on Clark near Union are also getting a lot of pushback.

People say they aren’t against affordable housing, as long as it’s in a suitable location. State law requires the city to build more than 1,000 low-income homes in the next several years.

Any list that involves changing zoning to high density must go before voters in November.