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Ground Broken For Housing Project On Grantville Trolley Parking Lot

Transit, city officials and developers break ground on Union Grantville housi...

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Above: Transit, city officials and developers break ground on Union Grantville housing development at Grantville Trolley Station on April 9, 2021.

The San Diego housing market got a start on some much-needed relief Friday, as transit and housing officials broke ground on a new residential development at the Grantville Trolley Station.

Union Grantville is a joint project of the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) and Greystar Real Estate. The project adds 250 new housing units in an affordable housing community.

Every resident will receive a free MTS trolley pass in order to reduce cars and parking on site. The site is also only a 4-minute trolley ride away from the San Diego State University and San Diego State University Campus West.

RELATED: MTS Approves Affordable And Student-Oriented Housing On Trolley Parking Lot

“This project is a great example of the solutions we need to address both the housing and climate crisis," said Carolina Martinez, the climate justice director for the Environmental Health Coalition. "Transportation represents about 50% of the region’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Martinez said the project sets the tone for the types of partnerships and growth the region needs to transform its transportation system.

City officials hope communities such as this will assist the region to meet greenhouse gas emission targets, provides affordable housing, and offers more access to jobs and education.


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Melissa Mae
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opening quote marksclosing quote marksAs a freelance reporter, I cover a wide variety of stories. One day I may cover the current COVID-19 situation and the next day my story may be about a San Diego landmark. With a background in sports broadcasting, any time I get to cover a sports story is an added bonus! I love covering stories about the place I am lucky enough to call home, San Diego.

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