Save PQ Village

Anthony Saroki
Anthony Saroki 248 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.

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August 18
The San Diego Planning Commission will vote on the Pacific Village redevelopment project to replace PQ Village on Sept. 21. Please call your San Diego City Council member now! To find your City Council member’s phone number and email, visit https://www.sandiego.gov/citycouncil · Please be calm and respectful in all your communications on behalf of PQ Village. · We suggest you begin with this brief statement: “I am with Save PQ Village in opposition to the Pacific Village redevelopment”, then tell them your concerns about PQ Village. · If you are not able to call, please email your concerns with the Subject line: “Save PQ Village, No to Pacific Village!” · Plan to attend the Planning Commission meeting on Sept. 21 at 9 AM at the City Administration Building in the City Council Chambers on the 12th floor. The address is 202 C Street downtown. · Please send us a quick message at savepqvillage@gmail.com to let us know how it went.
July 4
PQ Planning Board Meeting on July 5th at Hotel Karlan, 14455 Penasquitos Dr. San Diego 92129. Land Use Committee meeting starts at 6:30, followed by meeting of full board. Please come and show your opposition to the redevelopment.
June 28
Prayer for PQ Village tonight (June 28th) at 6pm. Meet at OLMC parish, 13541 Stoney Creek Rd. San Diego 92129. We will process from there to PQ Village.
June 15
Petition has reached 500 signatures!
June 8
We are now live!
  • Taryell Simmons
    Taryell Simmons United States, San Diego
    Jul 07, 2017
    Jul 07, 2017
    Please bring more affordable housing to the area do not kick our veterans and elderly people out of their homes hot luxury homes and townhouses.
  • Alice G
    Alice G United States, Lakewood
    Jul 07, 2017
    Jul 07, 2017
    People shouldn't ever be made homeless? Especially if that's all they can afford then they need it to survive!
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Jul 07, 2017
    Jul 07, 2017
    I am a single parent of 2 children and have lived at PQ Village for 6 years. It has been a wonderful place to live-very peaceful, quiet, and safe. I do not believe that the current PQ redevelopment plan is in the best interest of the PQ community. My family as well as many families in this complex depend on government assistance to survive. I have been looking for other affordable/low-income housing for over a year and have had a very difficult time finding housing that would be approved by a housing voucher. I am currently on the waitlist for many affordable/low-income housing properties. The problem is that many of these wait lists are 3-5 years long. We need more time. Many tenants at this complex have lived here for many years and deserve to be supported. The city needs to step up and stop this redevelopment and request that a new plan be developed that would meet the needs of our community and prevent homelessness. Please vote against this redevelopment plan. Thank you!
  • Shanika Lazo
    Shanika Lazo United States, San Diego
    Jul 06, 2017
    Jul 06, 2017
    Your job is to serve the people! Please do so by committing to affordable housing.
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