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Contact: Colin Parent
(858) 442-7374
[email protected]

Press Conference: Circulate San Diego and Housing Advocates Call on MTS 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  allow their under-utilized parking lots to be developed into affordable homes.

When: Thursday, May 10th, 8:15 AM

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


  • Colin Parent, Circulate San Diego
  • Lori Pfeiler, Habitat for Humanity and Housing You Matters
  • Laura Nunn, San Diego Housing Federation
  • Carol Kim, San Diego County Building and Construction Trades Council

What: Circulate San Diego recently released a report “Real Opportunity,” with recommendations for how MTS can stimulate the creation of up to 8,000 new homes adjacent to transit stations. The report also included new research demonstrating that a large number of parking lots owned by MTS were substantially under-utilized.

Following the press conference, supporters will speak at non-agenda public comment at the MTS Board of Directors meeting at 9:00am. Visuals include background images of underutilized parking lots, buses, and trolleys. Requests for comments or other accommodations from MTS should be directed to Rob Schupp, [email protected], (619) 557-4511.

About Circulate San Diego
Circulate San Diego is a regional non-profit organization dedicated to advancing mobility and making the region a better place to move, work, learn, and play. Our work focuses on creating great mobility choices, more walkable and bikeable neighborhoods, and land uses that promote sustainable growth. For more information, go to