San Diego

SANDAG Board Pushes Ahead to Reach Settlement With Developer in Clairemont

Service is expected to start in 2021

The San Diego Association of Goverments (SANDAG) Board of Directors pushed forward on Friday to settle with a developer in Clairemont that will provide parking for trolley riders.

Protea Properties will be building up to 150 parking spaces as part of a mixed-use development for riders at the planned station in Clairemont.

“SANDAG is very pleased to be able to work out a compromise with Protea that serves the needs of future Trolley riders, and satisfies the desires of the community to see a mixed-use development at the Clairemont Drive site,” said Ron Roberts, chair of SANDAG Board and County Board of Supervisors.

The Mid-Coast Trolley Station, expected to cost approximately $2.1 billion, will travel from the Old Town Transit Center to the University of California, San Diego where it will turn east and south on Genesee Avenue.

The extension to the exiting Trolley Blue Line, traveling from San Ysidro to Univercity City, will end at the Westfield UTC Mall, SANDAG said.

According to the settlement, SANDAG is asking the company to set aside a minimum of 150 parking spaces and maintain them for 30 years. 

SANDAG staff have not yet executed a legal settlement with Protea Properties.

Service is expected to start in 2021.

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