MEDIA ADVISORY - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Colin Parent
Press Conference: MTS To Vote on Big Win To Turn Empty Parking Lots Into Affordable Homes
Circulate San Diego and Housing Advocates Urge MTS Board to Support Policy
Circulate San Diego will host a press conference with affordable housing advocates on Thursday morning to call on the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) to vote to update their joint development policy, allowing their under-utilized parking lots to be developed into affordable homes.
MTS Chair Georgette Gomez championed this major victory by incorporating Circulate’s recommendations into the final proposal being considered for adoption by the MTS Board on October 11th.
When: Thursday, October 11, 8:15 AM
Where: 12th and Imperial Station Plaza, 1255 Imperial Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
- Colin Parent, Circulate San Diego
- Mary Lydon, Housing You Matters
- Stephen Russell, San Diego Housing Federation
Circulate San Diego drafted proposed amendments to the City of San Diego's parking code and shared it with the Smart Growth and Land Use Committee in a letter today. The amendments that are needed to fulfill the City’s goals are not complicated and should be brought forward immediately. If the Mayor’s administration is not able to take action to draft these amendments, they should be moved forward by action of the City Council.
Read the letter and parking code amendments [PDF]
This year, Circulate San Diego offers a ballot guide to let voters know how to increase mobility choices in San Diego and create vibrant, healthy neighborhoods at the ballot box. Take a look at our infographic and vote on November 6th!