While the city’s new policy, meant to streamline the process, ease regulations and get more granny flats built in San Diego, is the right move for many neighborhoods, it’s not a good fit for the College Area.
City officials shut down The Glashaus in Barrio Logan this month due to fire and safety concerns and code compliance issues. Artists who rent studios in the space were given 30 days to move out, and they’re struggling to find a place to go. The issue has come to head at a time when there’s less affordable art studio space in San Diego than ever.
As local, state and federal governments continue to raise and impose new taxes and permit fees, they make it harder for families – especially low-income families – to save for a home.
Without adequate, stable sources of funding, the development of affordable housing in California will continue to lag behind.
We asked a handful of San Diego architects and housing advocates to weigh in on the city’s new laws meant to encourage building granny flats. Most said that while the changes are a good first step, city leaders should go even further in helping make granny flats an easy and affordable option in order to ease the housing crisis.
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The city needs to consider a variety of innovative short- and long-term measures to develop new housing units, with a focus on affordable and workforce housing.
More development is on the way to southeastern San Diego, but leaders are concerned the retail and commercial sections of new mixed-use projects will sit empty.
Two businessmen and the city councilman who represents downtown are calling on the mayor and fellow city leaders to pursue immediate steps to stem the city’s growing homeless crisis.
California legislators and our governor have the ability to reform the building permit process to create more housing much faster.