Ground Broken For Housing Project On Grantville Trolley Parking Lot
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 will add 250 new apartments on land that was previously a surface parking lot.
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.
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“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.