Meeting with Mayor’s Office

Normal Heights for Smart Growth met with city representation from the offices of Mayor Todd Gloria, Councilmember Stephen Whitburn, and Councilmember Sean Elo-Rivera and presented the technical analysis showing that the site of the proposed Mars Project is not within a TPA and therefore does not qualify for variances in height, density, parking, or developer impact fees under the Complete Communities Plan. Review of the permit applications from the Mars Project have been placed on hold. The City Attorney is reviewing the TPA analysis and will determine whether the developer must submit a revision to bring the project in alignment with City of San Diego Municipal Code. The developer will likely ask for variances to the municipal code. We are preparing for this possibility to achieve the best compromise for our community.