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Another 'Poor Door' in San Diego

The developers of a large residential development in the Seat Village neighborhood of San Diego is including a large number of apartments affordable to low-income residents, but in a separate building.
July 26, 2019, 9am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"The developer of an East Village [San Diego] highrise apartment building wants to house its poorer renters in a separate building next door," reports Phillip Molnar.

"If approved, the project would mark the first time a downtown developer has put low-income units in a different building as opposed to incorporating them into the same complex," according to Molnar.

The developer is proposing a 32-story tower that will include 387 market-rate housing units. A smaller, eight-story building will house 38 low-income apartments.

The news brings to mind controversies of yesteryear—like the Extell Development Company development approved by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development in 2014, creating a controversy about the architecture and development of affordable housing that attracted national attention.

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Published on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 in The San Diego Union-Tribune
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