January 20, 2017
Now that the San Diego Chargers NFL football team has moved to Los Angeles, its former home is being eyed for other uses. Among the ideas being bantered about for the 166-acre Qualcomm Stadium site in Mission Valley are new recreation and open spaces, affordable housing, as well as student or faculty housing.
A draft for the area’s first plan update since 1985 is due early this year, but was being held up by the Chargers’ decision. The Mission Valley Community Planning Group would like to see a mixed-use community emerge with more park space, as well as housing.
Others believe SDSU should be given the opportunity to build a western campus, complete with student and faculty housing, office space, research labs, retail restaurants, and a hotel.
Whatever unfolds in the next chapter of the Q and surrounding land, there’s significant opposition to development of high rises in Mission Valley.
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