KPBS: In University City, San Diego declares higher density is better for the environment


As published by KBPS on April 2, 2024:

San Diego is seeking more high-density housing in University City in an effort to shorten commute distances for the tens of thousands of people who work in the neighborhood but don’t live there.

Last week, city planning officials unveiled the latest draft update to the University Community Plan. The proposal would allow some of the highest density housing in San Diego outside of downtown, mostly clustered around the six Blue Line trolley stations that opened two and a half years ago.

The city also released a draft environmental impact report for the proposed zoning changes. It concluded that the highest density option for University City was the “environmentally superior alternative” because it would shorten average commute distances and allow more people to live within walking distance of the trolley.

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