The San Diego Metropolis Council voted unanimously Monday to think about simply three groups bidding to redevelop the dilapidated Halfway District and ageing Sports activities Enviornment.
The shortlist consists of Halfway Rising, HomeTownSD and Halfway Village+. All three plan to switch the world and construct hundreds of models of recent housing. Two different bidders that solely deliberate to renovate the almost 60-year-old stadium had been rejected.
“I wish to thank the Metropolis Council for unanimously supporting our suggestion to provoke the following section of negotiations with these bidders,” mentioned Mayor Todd Gloria after the vote.
“We at the moment are a step nearer to realizing a revitalized Halfway District that every one of us could be happy with. My purpose stays to ship a mission that creates important inexpensive housing and a brand new world-class enviornment that may serve the folks of this metropolis for generations to come back,” he mentioned.
The 50-acre web site is understood for dilapidated warehouses, strip golf equipment and sprawling parking heaps. In 2020 voters agreed to take away a long-standing 30-foot peak restrict to help redevelopment, although Measure E faces authorized challenges.
Former Mayor Kevin Faulconer chosen one other improvement group led by Brookfield Housing in August 2020, to redevelop the realm, however the metropolis was notified in 2021 that the bidding course of had probably violated the 2019 Surplus Land Act. Brookfield was one of many two bidders rejected on Monday.