It appears the City of San Diego is getting set to dismantle the 30-foot height limit in order to allow massive redevelopment of the Midway District.
With the Midway area community plan update – okayed by the Midway planning committee on March 21 – about to be approved by the City Council in June, all the chips are falling into place to set the stage for some kind of political action that would get rid of the sacrosanct height limit for the some 1324 acres being considered for the redevelopment. The redevelopment would bring in dense housing – some of it affordable -, “modern commercial districts”, and a 7-fold population increase to the area.
But the 30-foot height limit stands in the way of the dreams of developers, city planners, and their sycophants within the mainly commercial zones of the district. [Read more…]