Divided council approves Barrio Logan zoning changes

Divided council approves Barrio Logan zoning changes


[trib_ndn vid=25175693]SAN DIEGO – The San Diego City Council voted 5-4 Tuesday night to approve the first update to the Barrio Logan Community Plan in 35 years, including a five-block-long commercial buffer zone separating residential and industrial zones.

Barrio Logan Recycling CenterThe neighborhood south of downtown includes low-income residential and major industrial uses by shipyards, Naval Base San Diego and the 10th Avenue Marine Terminal.

“Barrio Logan’s residents and businesses, the Navy and the shipbuilding industry are all critical to San Diego’s regional economy,” Councilwoman Sherri Lightner said. “Historically, the neighborhood has seen incompatible uses develop side by side that have made it challenging for both industry and residents.”

According to a city staff report, the mix of uses is incompatible in some areas and has led activists to raise environmental justice concerns over the years on behalf of the more than 4,000 area residents.

“Where else in the city do we allow…

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