There will be refreshments, guest speakers, media and entertainment. Residents can pull up to a “drive-by lane” and sign the petition without leaving their vehicles.
Owned by the SDHC, the open-space site, once a makeshift bicycle track, is proposed to be developed into a 78-unit affordable housing project. In the preliminary phase, tests are ongoing to ensure the site’s viability for development.
Some residents have questioned whether the development would actually be affordable, arguing what is really needed in the community is more public open space.
An SDHC attorney recently told the community that the site was officially changed from open space to city ownership by a two-thirds public vote in 1956, and would require a majority City Council vote to change existing zoning on the site.