Most cities define “mixed use” as a combination of residential and commercial development. Vista officials, thinking more about how to kickstart development downtown, allowed developers to decide how much residential or retail they would build, including none.
Worried they’d be written off as NIMBYs if they rejected the development project outright, planning group members OK’d their own “just right” version of it – and it’s much smaller than what Kilroy Realty has in mind.
This time last year, the project’s developers, Kilroy Realty, were looking to have their needed approval by right about … now.
A small band of developer-architects is helping San Diego build a reputation for small, innovative housing projects. Their M.O.: “Don’t chase the neighborhood away. Look at it, find what’s cool about it and expand upon it.”