A nonprofit group undertaking massive real estate development project in southeastern San Diego now has a powerful partner: Mayor Kevin Faulconer.
The Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation owns almost 60 acres of land near the Euclid Avenue trolley station and is drawing up plans to turn it into a place vibrant, pedestrian- and transit-oriented urban village with reasonably priced housing and places to work and shop.
Now, the mayor’s staff will make sure any projects in the area get special attention from city staff so they’ll be approved quickly and painlessly, and they’ll try to find additional public funding to improve things like streets and sidewalks in the area.
The hope is for the extra attention to make it cheaper, easier and more attractive for private developers to build in the area, in hopes of enticing them to build there instead of elsewhere.
The agreement hasn’t been finalized yet, but I’ve got some preliminary details on what it’ll entail – and what some potential pitfalls might be – in a new story on the long-running effort to revitalize the area.
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What Spanos said.
The job of the political leaders with respect to the Chargers is to keep them here. From all indications it appears that our leaders have failed.
That someone, some organization, has analyzed and counted the number of failed proposals, in an attempt to impeach Spanos' count, is a waste of time. It is buckpassing.
It matters little or not what the number of failed attempts/proposals are, because, in the end, failure is failure and the end appears near.