PUBLIC INPUT SOUGHT ON PARK STATION, 18-STORY HIGHRISE PROPOSED IN LA MESA
January 17, 2013 (La Mesa) –The City of La Mesa is nearing completion of a draft environmental impact report on Park Station, a proposed 18-story high-rise project that would be 10 stories taller than any existing structure in the city.
Before planners and council members weigh in, Urban Housing Partners, marketers of the project have issued a survey, which you can take here:
The proposed project would include an office building tower, hotel, residential, retail and restaurant components. The 6.5 acre site is bordered by Cajon Boulevard, University Avenue, Baltimore Drive and Spring Street. The project would require a waiver of current height restrictions from the City Council. The land for Park Station is owned by the Kitzman family.
Supporters of the project have emphasized the need for a hotel, office and conference space in East County, among other things.
Opponents have voiced concerns about preserving community character, noting the project would be visible from La Mesa's historic downtown village. A prior poll by La Mesa Patch found 73% opposed the project because “the proposed height proposed height is way out of line with La Mesa standards and atmosphere.”