Extending the trolley from Old Town to La Jolla has always promised to change the neighborhoods it passed through on the way.
But residents of Linda Vista, Bay Park and Clairemont – predominantly single-family, middle-class neighborhoods where the expansion will run – don’t seem too interested in the type of change the city has in mind.
The discontent comes from the city’s attempts to allow for new types of development in the areas surrounding two new trolley stops. The city wants the area to develop with trolley users in mind.
It wants to encourage developers to build businesses and lots of homes near the trolley, so people who live there can make it their primary transportation option.
Allowing dense development clusters around the stops, the thinking goes, gets the most out of the $1.7 billion investment in extending the trolley.
read more at: http://voiceofsandiego.org/2014/04/21/the-height-of-trolley-tensions/
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