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MTS to vote on turning empty lots into housing

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Housing advocates are pushing the Metropolitan Transit System to vote in favor of setting aside their empty and underused parking lots to be developed into affordable housing.

Earlier this year, the organization Circulate San Diego released a report that estimated the MTS had nearly 60 acres of property that can be converted into more than 8,000 apartment or condo units near trolley and bus stops. The nonprofit, which advocates for sustainable growth and green transportation, recommended 3,000 of the hypothetical units be reserved for affordable housing.

At the time of the report’s release, MTS officials said they were interested in the idea but noted development of the lands could be an effective solution to future housing needs, but is not an end-all answer.

RELATED: Under-utilized MTS land could be used for affordable housing

“We can help, but we’re certainly not the entire answer,” MTS communications director Rob Schupp told 10News in April.

The MTS Board is expected to vote on the proposal Thursday.

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