UC San Diego Living Learning Neighborhood Plans Gets Pushback
UC San Diego has big plans for their Living Learning Neighborhood development but the public is going to get their say on the project first.
Now that the latest draft of the development’s Environmental Impact Report (EIR) has been released, the La Jolla Shores Association (LJSA) has wasted no time in posing objections. The LJSA expressed concerns regarding traffic impacts, the height of the buildings, and the proximity to Torrey Pines Road and surrounding neighborhoods.
According to La Jolla Light, the project will use an 11-acre mixed-used complex for academic buildings, 1,200 underground parking spaces, dining hall, a market, a craft center, and four residential buildings consisting of 500 undergrad beds each.
LJSA trustee Dolores Donovan told the paper that, “buildings of that bulk and size [as tall as 14 stories] are inconsistent with the rest of the neighborhood, and will cast a shadow for most of the day across the street and the other side. UCSD should reserve its tallest buildings for the interior of the campus, and keep the lower buildings to the outside of the campus where it intersects with the community.”
The comment period for the public will continue through Dec. 15. June 2018 marks the start date for construction, with the project being completed in the fall of 2020.