City Council approved commercial flexibility code change to increase housing

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego City Council recently approved the 12th update to a code that updates include flexibility options for residential developments requiring commercial use on the ground floor of buildings.

The code change would help eliminate blight caused by empty storefronts and quickly produce additional housing units on the ground floors of many buildings, according to Councilmember Scott Sherman.

“Commercial flexibility provides building owners more options to better utilize their space by converting blighted empty space with much needed housing units,” said Councilmember Sherman. “While this is another step in the right direction to fix our housing crisis, much work needs to be done.”

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