Press and Photo Release: MTS Updates Policy to Develop Empty Parking Lots into Affordable Homes, A Major Victory for Housing and Transit Advocates

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 11, 2018

Contact: Colin Parent

(858) 442-7374

cparent@circulatesd.org

Press and Photo Release: MTS Updates Policy to Develop Empty Parking Lots into Affordable Homes, A Major Victory for Housing and Transit Advocates

Today the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) board voted unanimously to accept recommendations from Circulate San Diego and to reform its policies to allow empty parking lots to be transformed into affordable homes.   

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Media Advisory: MTS To Vote on Big Win To Turn Empty Parking Lots Into Affordable Homes

MEDIA ADVISORY - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Colin Parent

(858) 442-7374

cparent@circulatesd.org

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

Who:

  • Colin Parent, Circulate San Diego
  • Mary Lydon, Housing You Matters
  • Stephen Russell, San Diego Housing Federation
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Letter: Reforming San Diego’s Parking Code

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]


Circulate San Diego’s Voting Guide

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!


Letter: Recommendations for Reforming Inclusionary Housing Policy

Circulate San Diego has written a letter with recommendations for reforming the City of San Diego's inclusionary housing policy. Circulate is a longstanding supporter of expanding the supply of both market-rate and deed-restricted affordable homes. We believe that policy should promote the construction of both types of homes, in a manner that does not unreasonably burden the other.

Read the letter here [PDF].



Official Launch of Circulate Planning

Circulate San Diego recently launched our new initiative “Circulate Planning,” to highlight our longstanding and growing planning practice.

Many people know about Circulate San Diego as a nonprofit that advocates for mobility choices and vibrant neighborhoods. However, the bulk of our staff and operations are dedicated to operating an in-house, value-oriented, and nonprofit planning firm. Our clients range from local governments, to school districts, to local community groups. Projects in our portfolio range from Safe Routes to School programs, comprehensive mobility planning, and helping partners with innovative outreach activities.

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Media Advisory - Circulate San Diego and Housing Advocates Call on MTS to Update Policy to Develop Empty Parking Lots Into Affordable Homes

MEDIA ADVISORY - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Colin Parent

(858) 442-7374

cparent@circulatesd.org

Press Conference: Circulate San Diego and Housing Advocates Call on MTS to Update Policy to Develop Empty Parking Lots Into Affordable Homes

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 update its joint development policy to allow their under-utilized parking lots to be developed into affordable homes.         

When: Thursday, September 20th, 8:15 AM

Where: 12th and Imperial Station Plaza, 1255 Imperial Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

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Letter: Recommendations for Local Governments Regulating Dockless Mobility

Circulate San Diego has written a letter that outlines our recommendations for any local jurisdiction considering regulating dockless mobility. This letter reflects our strong belief that dockless technology should be embraced and can support our longstanding goal to provide more transportation choices. Circulate supports thoughtful regulations that encourage the availability and use of dockless vehicles. 

Read the letter here [PDF].




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