Private investment remains on the horizon for redevelopment plan
By Hutton Marshall
In June 2015, nearly one year ago, the City Council approved the Grantville Redevelopment Plan, a micro-community plan update aimed at attracting residential development and commercial investment to revitalize the central San Diego community.
The neighborhood’s accessible location and close proximity to public transit have made it, in the eyes of many, an ideal candidate to perpetuate the goal of many city leaders to increase urban density and market-rate housing while decreasing reliance on the automobile. This “City of Villages” strategy would be achieved by creating closed-system communities where residents can shop, work and unwind without driving elsewhere. If the city’s plan for Grantville is realized, the neighborhood could see an increase of as many as 8,000 housing units, ideally with a proportional increase in commercial activity.