San Diego City Council approves Little Italy discount apartment project

Posted at 6:57 AM, Jun 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-28 10:54:34-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - The San Diego City Council gave final approval to a developer's plan to bring affordable housing to Little Italy.

Last year, 10News reported on a plan to develop the area of Cedar and Union streets and build an apartment complex with units renting at half-price.

With the City Council's approval, the developer of 320 West Cedar can build 42 studio apartments and a single-family home.

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However, the complex will only have 12 parking spaces available.

Matthew Segal, the developer of 320 West Cedar, said, "People downtown don't want cars anymore. They want to use alternative transportation means and cars are expensive to have, so people can spend that money at restaurants, neighborhood stores."

The developer is hoping to break ground on the project in October. The first renters could move in about a year after that, 10News learned.