On Tuesday, the San Diego City Council voted unanimously against the construction of a 90,000-square-foot Tucker Self-Storage facility proposed for the neighborhood of Tierrasanta. In a 7-0 vote, the council directed the City Attorney’s office to draft the necessary legal findings to reject the project. A final vote is scheduled for Oct. 6.
The decision was a victory for the Tierrasanta Community Council, which has been fighting the storage proposal since it was first revealed in 2005. Local residents said the project does not fit with the community’s “character,” claiming it is too big, is not needed, and could invite crime.
The proposal was originally rejected by the city council two years ago. Since then, facility developer Andrew Krutzsch reduced the size of the project from 120,000 square feet. Krutzsch’s attorney said his client feels the project is appropriate for the area and the council made a mistake.
Sources: NBC San Diego, Community Fights Developer and Wins, and Mission Times Courier, Councilmember Emerald asks Colleagues to reject Self-Storage Project
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