Point Loma protest at Famosa lot set for Sept. 29
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Peninsulans opposed to San Diego Housing Commission’s plan to turn a five-acre lot at Famosa and Nimitz boulevards into affordable housing are holding a community protest and a petition-signature collection drive Saturday, Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the lot site.

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.

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Local Yocal
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September 18, 2018
The Point Loma-OB area is becoming way to saturated with way too many people. More people brings overcrowding into every aspect of our lives, from more cars, more pollution, more traffic, more crowded everywhere people presently like to be to enjoy. We need to stop this now in this area, and in all of San Diego as well from becoming Los Angeles South.

Open space.. open heart... open mind...
susan edwards
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September 18, 2018
We need more open space the traffic would be unbearable
CJoz
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September 12, 2018
Back in 1956, what was the premise or the enticement to public voters to say ok, fine, move this land under the city to manage? I would really like to see the documents from 1956 when this was discussed and voted on. That was a very different time for this area!
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