Thursday, October 13, 2011

Separation of Uses Strikes Again

Barrio Logan is a small, working class neighborhood that sits catty-corner to San Diego's port.  For generations, the area has included both homes and the businesses that serve the port's operations.  Now, a  controversial rezoning plan aims to separate the uses. Predictably, it's causing an uproar:

[T]he city is finalizing a major rezoning plan that aims to separate those businesses from homes in the coming decades, as the neighborhood changes and redevelops. It will direct future industrial development to the outskirts of the neighborhood and housing in its core, setting the stage for Barrio Logan to triple its population by 2030.

But the plan could also cut the amount of industrial land in the neighborhood by as much as 50 percent. That has met fierce resistance from industrial land and business owners who say it will limit their ability to expand, provide jobs and support maritime operations.

Steve Clowney

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