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San Diego City Council Approves Controversial Inclusionary Housing Amendments

Sept. 17
By City News Service

The San Diego City Council on Tuesday formally approved a set of amendments to the city's regulations on what percentage of a housing development's units must be reserved for low- and moderate-income tenants.

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SDSU Gets Feedback On Mission Valley Campus Expansion

Sept. 12
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego State University officials are holding public forums on their proposal for a new stadium, housing and river park on the former Chargers stadium site.

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City Council Ratifies Four Housing, Business Development Ordinances

Sept. 10
By City News Service

The council gave final approval to an ordinance to add a mixed-use development category to the city's municipal code as well as the Balboa Avenue Station Area Specific Plan and the Morena Corridor Specific Plan, both of which would rezone areas along Morena Boulevard to allow for a spike in housing development near multiple future trolley stations.

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SANDAG Board OKs Formula For New Homebuilding

Sept. 6
By Andrew Bowen

Board members of the regional planning agency approved a long-term housing plan that prioritizes areas rich with public transit and jobs.

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Housing Crisis Shifts Conversation On Where New Homes Belong

Sept. 5
By Andrew Bowen

The San Diego Association of Governments is scheduled to vote on how to distribute more than 171,000 homes throughout the county. Many cities and towns are being asked to plan for far more housing than ever before.

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State Moves To Turn Dilapidated Downtown Properties Into Affordable Housing

Aug. 30
By Andrew Bowen

State lawmakers and Gov. Gavin Newsom are pursuing plans to speed up redevelopment of two blocks of blighted real estate in downtown San Diego.

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New Yorkers Want To Live In San Diego, San Diegans Want To Live In Phoenix

Aug. 26
By Maya Trabulsi

An analysis of Zillow page views shows who's interested in moving to San Diego, and where San Diegans might end up if they move out.

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UT: CA Supreme Court Ruling May Have Far Reaching Implications From Marijuana To Housing

Aug. 20
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

On Monday, the California Supreme Court unanimously ruled the city of San Diego did not adequately analyze the potential impacts of its 2014 marijuana dispensary rules.

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Mixed-Use Development Planned Near Future Clairemont Drive Trolley Station

Aug. 15
By City News Service

The Bayview Plaza project will feature about 40,000 square feet of retail space in addition to the apartments, 16 of which will be made affordable for families earning 50 percent of the county's area median income. The complex, on the corner of Morena Boulevard and Clairemont Drive, will also include 150 parking spaces for trolley riders.

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Roundtable: Funding The Affordable Housing Crisis

Aug. 2
By Aly Sadik, Mark Sauer

San Diego moves to ease the city's affordable housing crisis. As climate change continues, ice is melting in the north and homeowners are having a tough time protecting their properties from damage.

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City Council OKs Plans For 9,000 Additional Homes Near Future Trolley Stations

Aug. 1
By Andrew Bowen

The San Diego City Council unanimously approved two growth plans in areas near a future trolley line. The plans angered residents concerned about traffic congestion and building height limits.

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Affordable Housing Bond Measure Takes Step Toward 2020 Ballot

July 31
By Andrew Bowen

A proposal to place a $900 million affordable housing bond on the city of San Diego’s 2020 ballot moved closer to reality Wednesday after key committee vote.

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San Diego City Council Narrowly Approves Policy Update To Spur More Affordable Housing

July 30
By Andrew Bowen

The change to the city's "inclusionary housing" policy requires developers to pay a larger share of the costs to build homes for low-income people. The measure passed 5-4, meaning it might not withstand a potential veto from Mayor Kevin Faulconer.

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City Streamlines Mixed-Use Development Process

July 30
By City News Service

City officials proposed adding a mixed-use zoning category after receiving multiple proposals to build such developments, which currently require special discretionary permitting that takes longer to process and costs more money.

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Campaign Underway Asking Voters To Approve 2,000 Home Development In North County

July 26
By Matt Hoffman

The Newland Sierra development was approved by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors last year but more than 100,000 signatures forced the project onto the 2020 ballot.

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