Carlsbad Council is confident that data from increased surveillance will stay secure, Encinitas gets sued over housing yet again and more in our weekly roundup of news from North County.
San Diegans don’t hate density. What folks don’t like is when new density and development aren’t preceded by necessary infrastructure upgrades.
Bay Park and nearby residents are once again mobilizing for a fight against new homes and taller buildings near a planned new trolley stop. This time, the city may not back down as easily.
Polling shows 2016 voters opposed residential development – especially Republican voters.
On this week’s show, housing market analyst talks about why home prices are high but home payments might not be, and Union-Tribune reporter Lyndsay Winkley sheds light and context on the city’s rising murder rate.
The new, seemingly bipartisan consensus is to largely admit defeat in neighborhood-level density fights and instead, just pass citywide policies that make it easier to build within the existing density.
But one of the biggest factors holding San Diego up is its inability to first come to terms with the region’s housing need.
Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s actions have netted little in the way of prospects for new housing, let alone provided for the kind of supply increases that might affect affordability. His density bonus program, though, is hailed as a model for other cities.
The loophole that’s keeping Vista from building true mixed-use projects, Poway’s former superintendent is being investigated, Gaspar zeroes in on homelessness and more in our weekly roundup of news from North County.
Newland Communities wants to build a 2,100-unit housing development across the street and up a hill from the exclusive Golden Door resport. That project, the Golden Door says, is an existential threat.