Study shows nearly 90% of I-15 Southbound traffic comes from Riverside County

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A new study by the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce looks at the impact of long commutes between Riverside and San Diego Counties.

Supporters of Measure B say this study backs up the benefits of building more workforce housing in North County.

Yes on B, the Better Choice Measure calls for the development of private property just off I-15, next to the cities of Escondido, San Marcos and Vista, land that will be developed one way or the other.

Measure B, also known as the Newland Sierra Development Project, calls for 2,135 homes to built north of Escondido on land where the county’s blueprint for future development says only 99 homes should be allowed, plus about 2 million square feet of commercial.

The development would be built just west of interstate 15 north of deer springs road. This measure promises that at least 60 percent of the new homes are guaranteed by a legally-binding covenant to be affordably priced for working families.

Those against the project say the development does not actually include affordable housing, and that promise can’t be enforced.

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