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How About Something Like This?

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Posted: Sunday, November 24, 2019 10:10 am

San Diego Association of Government’s odious requirement that Coronado accept over a thousand affordable housing units has many of us fuming, and trying to invent ways to manage such an imposition, which may very well become inevitable. Winging the following suggestion without proper study of the details and possible drawbacks, how about something like this:

Re-zone to multi family affordable with a three-story height limit the number of parcels on both sides of Fourth Street from C to A Avenues needed for those one thousand units. Require the developers to buy out the affected parcels at, say, market rate plus 20%--whatever bonus would make it feasible for the present owners to move into better located island real estate, or just leave well compensated for the devaluation bridge traffic has imposed on their properties. I am guessing some kind of arrangement like that might be acceptable. Living along Fourth Street can’t be comfortable or convenient. Presumably the present lowered resale values there make it hard to move.

The replacement multi-storied, multi-unit rent controlled buildings with copious off street parking, engineered to manage sound and air quality, might also help buttress the near-by blocks of existing homes from vehicle noise and pollution. Less than desirable real estate removed. Right on the bus line. The more I write this out, the better it sounds. What am I missing here?

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