Councilmember Lorie Zapf
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Councilmember Lorie ZapfRead the petition
When you complete the petition box below, the following message will be emailed directly to Councilwoman Lorie Zapf and your name (signature) will be automatically inserted when the email is sent.
Dear Councilmember Zapf,
I, along with many members of my community, are in support of Protea Properties’ acquisition and development of the vacant lot located at 2565 Clairemont Drive.
The Board of Directors of SANDAG voted in Closed Session on 9/9/2016 to continue the eminent domain lawsuit against the owner and to discontinue working with Protea Properties’ proposal for a mixed-use residential project on the site.
I encourage you to make a motion to halt the eminent domain lawsuit during the next regular session of the Board of Directors.
The community has been working with Protea in the conceptual design of their project and the developer is willing to provide something that the community has demonstrated, through online polls and surveys; a project with an anchor tenant such as Trader Joe’s or a family restaurant.
As a resident in our community, you must be aware of the need for something that is consistent with the community’s nature, needs, and desires for what we consider the “Gateway” to our neighborhood.
When the community organized the effort to stop the City Planning Department from allowing a zoning and height change in excess of the existing 30Ft Clairemont Height Limit on this site, you sided with us by reversing your position from allowing 60ft + heights to maintaining the 30ft limit in the Morena Blvd Station Area Planning Study and further planning documents in 2014.
I’m now asking you to familiarize yourself with the community’s interest and Protea’s initial concepts for the site, and to represent your community to the Board of Directors by making a motion to cease the eminent domain process immediately.