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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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Construction Jobs On MTS Land Will Pay More Under New Policy

July 25
By Andrew Bowen

The transit agency's board voted Thursday to require "prevailing wage" on all of its projects. The move comes as the agency is pushing for more housing near its trolley and bus stations.

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Proposed Update To City's Affordable Housing Policy Would Change Equation For Developers

July 25
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego City Council members are set to vote next week on a new "inclusionary" housing policy that would make developers pay larger fees to avoid building affordable homes.

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County Supervisors OK Lease For Future Affordable Housing Project

July 23
By City News Service

By a 5-0 vote, the panel approved a 99-year lease and agreement for Bridge Housing Corp. to build a 120-unit complex at 1501-1555 Sixth Ave.

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Mission Valley's Population Could Triple Under New Growth Plan

July 17
By Andrew Bowen

The long-overdue zoning update would add more high-density housing and make the car-congested neighborhood more bike and pedestrian-friendly.

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Habitat For Humanity's 'Cost Of Home' Campaign Targets 2020 Housing Bond

July 9
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego Habitat for Humanity is piggybacking on a national campaign to promote a $900 million affordable housing bond for the city's 2020 ballot.

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California Senate Approves Homelessness, Housing Bill

July 2
By Associated Press

The California Senate approved on Monday what some lawmakers have called a carrot-and-stick approach to the state's housing crunch by setting aside $2.4 billion to address housing and homelessness while setting up a process to punish cities that consistently flout the state's housing policies.

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Roundtable: Turmoil At The Border

June 28
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

A national outcry over conditions at an immigration detention center for children, San Diego mayoral candidates spar over plans for more housing, and election reforms are leading to more diversity in some local governments.

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California Leaders Propose Rewards, Fines To Spur Housing

June 28
By Associated Press

Faced with a crippling housing shortage that is driving prices up while putting more people on the streets, California's governor and legislative leaders agreed Thursday on a plan to reward local governments that make it easier to build more housing faster and punish those that don't.

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Clairemont Housing Plans Get Warm Reception At Planning Commission

June 27
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego planning commissioners gave high marks to city staffers on their plans to increase housing density in Clairemont, as the city struggles to address a housing shortage that has contributed to skyrocketing rents and home prices.

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

June 19
By Andrew Bowen

Board members of the Metropolitan Transit System last week approved plans to build 410 apartments on an underutilized parking lot at the Grantville trolley station, as the agency continues to push development on its real estate.

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Abandoned California Theatre To Become A Massive Downtown Condo Tower

June 18
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

After years of delays and legal challenges, developers are finally ready to move forward with a condo project on the site San Diego's landmark California Theatre.

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San Diego’s Quality Of Life Gets Mixed Reviews In USD Report

June 13
By Maya Trabulsi

Is San Diego on the path to greater health, wealth, comfort, and sustainability? The 'Nonprofit Institute' at the University of San Diego provides an answer as it releases the findings of its Equinox Project.

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California's YIMBY Movement Is Coming To North County

June 12
By Alison St John, Marissa Cabrera

Organizers with the new "yes in my backyard" housing advocacy group in North County plan to hold a kick-off event Thursday.