Save PQ Village

677 Signatures Goal: 1,000

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.



June 15
Petition has reached 500 signatures!
June 8
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  • Value gregerson
    Value gregerson United States, Los Angeles
    Jun 23, 2017
    Jun 23, 2017
    Ron and I went to the town council meeting about this when we got there a lovely Filipino woman showed us to the new room not the one designated for the meeting in the paper they told her to stand there and redirect people so when it came time for the meeting called to order they asked if there were any comments so quickly and this young lady was not present so just Sayin' many Philippines were attending to find out what was going on. Contact rancho penasquitos town council to hear about the new building and how many low-income people will be allowed in the area. Warmly, valerian gregerson
  • Helen Kremp
    Helen Kremp United States, San Diego
    Jun 23, 2017
    Jun 23, 2017
    I support the cause of keeping the
    Low income PQ village.
    Let us be responsible in helping our low income neighbors most especially the elderly .
  • Bill Smoot
    Bill Smoot United States, San Diego
    Jun 23, 2017
    Jun 23, 2017
    Please don't force these people from their homes.
  • Judith Daviau
    Judith Daviau United States, Poway
    Jun 23, 2017
    Jun 23, 2017
    I used to live in that area but different apartments. I had a friend that lived there and had felt blessed to be able to live as a single parent with 2 boys she had to support. This will be a very sad change to those who will be affected. They will be displaced individuals with no means of housing.
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