For Immediate Release:
MOVE Alliance Certifies Two Urban Infill Projects in East County
Developments will increase mobility and amenities in El Cajon and La Mesa
SAN DIEGO (March 21, 2016)-‐-‐-The MOVE Alliance is pleased to announce the certification of two urban infill projects in the cities of El Cajon and La Mesa. Both are infill, smart growth projects which will improve the pedestrian streetscape environment and are near high-quality transit.
“These projects demonstrate the potential for turning an under-utilized lot into compact, affordable housing that encourage residents to take transit and ride bikes rather than to use other vehicles,” said Jim Stone, Executive Director of Circulate San Diego, the parent organization of MOVE Alliance.
Cornerstone Place, a Domus Development, LLC project, will provide 100% affordable housing units in LEED Silver buildings while just blocks from the from a bus line. The project obtained a 70% reduction in parking requirements, and includes secure bicycle storage, all of which encourages walking, bicycling, and the use of public transit.
The 8381 La Mesa Blvd project, an American National Investment Inc. venture, is a proposed redevelopment of a gas station to create a mixed-use, infill development located on La Mesa’s iconic main street that is near multiple transit lines. The project also incorporates an innovative stacked parking system to accommodate compact living, and includes secure bicycle storage, all of which encourages walking, bicycling, and the use of public transit.
The two projects utilize human-scaled design to create innovative housing opportunities and needed amenities in El Cajon and La Mesa within a short walking distance of public transit and other amenities. They both also reflect a growing trend in East County for moving away from only car-centric development to projects that support pedestrian mobility. For these reasons, the MOVE Alliance is proud to certify these projects.
About: The MOVE Alliance provides certifications for proposed projects that demonstrate a commitment to creating, preserving and enhancing sustainable transit-oriented communities in the San Diego region. MOVE Alliance is a coalition organized by Circulate San Diego including individuals with expertise in the areas of sustainable transit-oriented development.
Cornerstone Place, a Domus Development, LLC project:
8381 La Mesa Blvd project, an American National Investment Inc: