Hillcrest's Uptown Planners wonder wtf

Timely article on bringing pro-housing and anti-displacement people together: http://www.betterinstitutions.com/blog/2016/7/6.... For every Uptown resident opposed to development because it won't create any affordable housing, another resident says that younger people don't deserve affordable housing in Uptown in the first place. It's impossible to accommodate both of those views. And residents who rented or bought in Uptown in the 1980's and 90's don't seem to comprehend (or care) about how much more unaffordable rents are there today. I agree we shouldn't remove existing affordable housing, but when I look at the blocks in the Gateway project, I don't see much in the way of any housing. Maybe I'm missing it, but would development on these blocks truly remove affordable housing?
— July 7, 2016 6:07 p.m.

Mission Valley development machine cranks up

The water comes from our successful conservation programs, re-use (http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2014/n...) and housing like these Mission Valley projects, which use less water per capita than single family homes. Established residents want to block badly-needed housing for their own children, so they can keep their lush green lawns in our semi-arid climate? I know baby boomers are the most selfish generation in history, but that takes the cake.
— October 13, 2015 11:02 p.m.

House poor, data rich

How are rising home prices good for those who can't afford a home? San Diego is the least affordable housing market in the country. Yet there's one comment here while Don's anti-development piece (http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2015/apr/02/...) has dozens, mostly railing against any badly-needed housing. How does preventing new development near transit make San Diego more affordable? Many of the Reader's commenters oppose providing housing for younger residents (many of whom are already here, consuming water in their parents homes) and disregard its impact on our city's economy and jobs. Who will companies employ when our skilled talent leaves because they can't afford it here?
— April 20, 2015 11:42 a.m.

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