Update January 24, 2018: Supervisors voted 4-0 yesterday to approve this, with Supervisor Horn absent due to leaving early.
By Miriam Raftery
Photo: Joe Brunetto, owner of Marechiaro's Italian Restaurant and Jack Shu, president of Cleveland National Forest Foundation, speak out against retail project proposed for land visible in background
January 22, 2018 (Lakeside)—San Diego County Supervisors will hold a hearing Wednesday on Lake Jennings Marketplace, a proposed retail strip shopping center on Olde Highway 80 in Lakeside. The project by South Coast Development requires approval of an environmental impact report, a General Plan amendment and rezoning of residential land to commercial.
But opponents say the developer earlier promised to build multi-family housing on the site, not a shopping center. Cleveland National Forest Association (CNFF) and a local restaurant owner are heading up opposition to the project, saying what the community needs is housing, not more retail.