Nossaman Congratulates SANDAG on Passage of AB 2731
Nossaman congratulates the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) on the passage of AB 2731. The bill was authored by California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria and Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins and would support the potential redevelopment of the Navy-owned NAVWAR site in San Diego’s Midway District. AB 2731 authorizes CEQA streamlining for transit oriented development and a LEED Gold certified transit hub on the site with a connection to the San Diego International Airport.
“This bill represents a unique opportunity to protect the existing 5,000 Navy jobs from relocation, create a 21st century transportation system in San Diego, and provide desperately needed economic stimulus to our local economy in the wake of COVID-19,” said Assemblymember Gloria.
“This project has the potential to generate at least 16,000 jobs and provide housing for up to 27,000 residents – both of which we know are desperately needed. I want to thank Governor Newsom for allowing our region to take advantage of this potential partnership.”
The full press release from Assemblymember Gloria on AB 2731 can be found here.
Liz Klebaner is lead CEQA and NEPA counsel to SANDAG in connection with the redevelopment, which is among several concepts being evaluated by SANDAG for a new transit hub and connection to the San Diego International Airport. News of the signing was reported in local news outlets such as the Times of San Diego, KPBS News and ABC 10 News San Diego, as well as highlighted on SANDAG’s Facebook page.