DTSC Brownfields Grant Helps Kick Off Affordable Housing Project
Fifty-two units of badly needed affordable housing will soon be available in San Diego, thanks in part to a grant from the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC). Trolley Park Terrace is being built on land that once contained pesticides.
About 16,000 cubic yards of contaminated soil was removed to prepare for a 52-unit apartment complex being developed by Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation. The apartments are part of a broader development called The Village at Market Creek, which will contain homes, businesses and wetlands. The organization hopes to develop 50 remaining acres over the next 15 years.
Through its Brownfields RLF (Revolving Loan Fund) program, DTSC contributed over $222,000 to the cleanup of the site. San Diego County Department of Environmental Health oversaw the soil removal. The apartments should be ready for lease next winter.
“Trolley Park Terrace is an essential part of the Jacobs Center’s community development work in Southeastern San Diego’s Diamond Neighborhoods,” said Reginald Jones, president and CEO of Jacobs Center. “ The addition of 52-units of affordable transit-oriented housing will help create a more walkable community and better connect residents to public transportation so they can pursue economic opportunities throughout the region.”