Save PQ Village

Anthony Saroki
Anthony Saroki 259 Comments
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We, the undersigned, oppose the Pacific Village redevelopment plan. The proposed site of the redevelopment is Peñasquitos Village, a community comprised of 332 apartments spread over 42 acres on Carmel Mountain Road, just west of the I-15. It was built a little over 40 years ago as low-income housing. The HUD lien, which required it to be used for that purpose, has recently expired. However, it continues to function (per the market) as low-income housing because of the small size and age of the units. Many of the residents receive housing assistance from the government.

The Rancho Peñasquitos Community Plan states that redevelopment of the area “should provide low- and moderate-income housing" (p. 41). The proposed redevelopment plan, submitted by the owner, Atlantic & Pacific Properties, consists of 564 units, with only 28 set aside for low-income residents. That is a massive reduction in low-income housing for the community which already lacks sufficient affordable and low-income housing. Many of the residents--seniors, disabled, and single-parent families--are especially vulnerable. We are concerned that they will not be able to find other housing in the area which they can afford. They are valued community members with ties to local schools, faith communities, and businesses. The presence of affordable and low-income housing ensures that Rancho Peñasquitos will be a more balanced community.

We urge the Rancho Peñasquitos Planning Board to recommend against the Pacific Village plan, and we urge the San Diego Planning Department and City Council to reject it. Rejection of the plan means that Atlantic & Pacific Properties will have to submit a new plan that conforms to the Community Plan and better serves the common good. We believe this can be done in a way that profits the owners as well.

  • Nelson Hautea
    Nelson Hautea United States, West Covina
    Oct 08, 2017
    Oct 08, 2017
    We need housing
  • Sophie Paul
    Sophie Paul United States, San Diego
    Oct 07, 2017
    Oct 07, 2017
    I was a housewife for 16 years mother of 3. After my divorce my husband a lawyer got everything I have no asset, no money and still have to take care of a 10 years old little boy. If I have to move I will not find another place with my part time job as a preschool teacher. I am very worried for my future I need a house for me and my son. Thanks for your action
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Oct 06, 2017
    Oct 06, 2017
    It is so sad to see that the city is more focus on the homeless population downtown but is neglecting the plight of the majority of seniors and hard working low income family living in PQ village. How heartless of these developers.
  • Daniel Gonzales
    Daniel Gonzales United States, San Diego
    Oct 06, 2017
    Oct 06, 2017
    I am one of the residents and i am so glad that you are helping us to save our community. Please update us whatever outcome on this matters. Thank you snd best regards
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