Judge’s ruling on Measure C clears path for Midway Rising project in San Diego

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California Construction News staff writer

A trial court judge has rejected the last legal challenge to Measure C, a voter approved initiative that removed the 30-foot height limit in the Midway-Pacific Highway Community Plan Area, the site of the Midway Rising Project in San Diego.

“It’s been a monumental week for housing in San Diego. On Dec. 12, the City Council passed our landmark Housing Action Package 2.0. Yesterday, we broke ground on 100 affordable homes in San Ysidro,” said San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria.“And today, thanks to the great work of the City Attorney’s Office, a judge rejected the remaining challenge to Measure C.

“This clears the way for the Midway Rising Project, which would build thousands of new homes and revitalize the Sports Arena area, creating thousands of jobs and giving our local economy a major boost. This is a massive win for the people of San Diego.

The mayor says the decision will create momentum as the city hits the housing crisis “with everything we’ve got.”

Midway Rising is a master plan proposal to revitalize surplus land in San Diego’s Sports Arena neighborhood with 4,000 housing units and a 16,000-seat arena. Beyond ample housing and a new arena, the master plan offers the community a vibrant, walkable center. Complete with entertainment, recreation, food, and retail options, this new central hub envisions an outdoor performance venue, open parks, a hotel, and outdoor amenities that celebrate the talent and diversity of San Diego.

City officials say the judge’s decision will reinvigorate the momentum and our exclusive negotiations between the city and the Midway Rising development team which is comprised of Zephyr, Chelsea Investment Corporation, Legends, and Safdie Rabines Architects

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