5255 Mt. Etna Drive Redevelopment Project

San Diego is experiencing a severe housing affordability crisis. The County of San Diego (County) is committed to helping alleviate this crisis and has identified the former Crime Lab at 5255 Mt. Etna Drive as suitable for the development of a multi-family affordable apartment community. The County has selected Chelsea Investment Corporation (Chelsea) to construct and manage the affordable apartments on this site.

Chelsea proposes to develop a community where 100 percent of the apartments are for lower and moderate income seniors and families earning up to 80 percent of Area Median Income (AMI), with some homes set aside for people with a developmental disability, such as cerebral palsy or Down syndrome. Once built, onsite resident services would be provided by Chelsea’s nonprofit partners, Serving Seniors and Southern California Housing Collaborative. Specific design components and features of the development will be more clearly defined in consultation with the community and elected leadership.

Development News & Announcements

The County of San Diego released the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) on Oct. 9, 2019. The public may submit comments on the Draft EIR during the 45-day public comment period, from Oct. 9, 2019, through Nov. 25, 2019. Submit comments by email or mail to:

Email: marc.cass@sdcounty.ca.gov

Mail: ATTN: Marc Cass
Department of General Services
5560 Overland Ave., Suite 410
San Diego, CA 92123

Complete EIR and Appendices

EIR Fact Sheet

For ease of reference, the proposed Community Plan Amendment is included as Appendix B of the EIR.

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