LETTER: Is anyone paying attention to the potential for high-density growth?
by KORLA EAQUINTA, Point Loma
Aug 13, 2014 | 1435 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
I attended the “Meet the Mayor” event with Mayor Kevin Faulconer in Pacific Beach recently, and I had the opportunity to ask:

What do you plan on doing about traffic and parking as a result of the high-density development on the Peninsula? I mentioned  the proposed Midway area and possible 5,000 residential units, Water Point 40 units, PL Village 17 units and those at Voltaire Street Catalina Boulevard. How can we get some teeth into the Peninsula Community Planning Board? And how do we enforce the 30-foot height limit?

I stated that the PCPB did NOT approve the over-height-limit Avenida de Portugal project and that the city sold us out and approved it anyway. Someone from Bay Park also asked about high density and height limits, too.  

Faulconer said he was aware of the Morena Boulevard 60-foot height proposal, as well as these other projects.

Faulconer’s answer was to work on the outdated individual community master plans so the communities have a say before it becomes many amendments.  

Although Faulconer aide Ian Clampett put our item on the “list” for review with the Mayor’s Office, we need help now. What is the process and how long will it take to update that master plan? District 2 City Councilwoman-elect Lori Zapf also attended this meeting, and I hope she is listening to the residents of the Peninsula and will work as hard as current District 2 Councilman Ed Harris does for this district. 

If all our communities, including Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach, Loma Portal, Point Loma Village, Midway, Morena and Bay Park are up in arms, maybe someone will listen and help us.

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