Ian Trowbridge of the Broadway Complex Coalition filed his official appeal with the city of San Diego this week over the government’s decision that the 1990 environmental study governing the Navy Broadway Complex remains accurate today.

Trowbridge argues that environmental documents dating back to 1990 do not account for a number of factors the project will have on the surrounding downtown community as well as the impacts the growth of downtown will have on the 14.7-acre waterfront site.

Once the Centre City Development Corp., the city’s downtown planning agency, affirmed the city’s environmental determination, Trowbridge announced his appeal.

His appeal said that the project’s impacts on nearby earthquake faults, police and firefighter staffing levels, and community parks are not contemplated in previous studies. In addition, past reviews don’t take into account new anti-terrorism measures for federal facilities or the input of members of the public who were just knee-high when the 1990 study was formed, Trowbridge argues.

You can read the report here.

A date has not yet been set for the City Council to consider the appeal.

EVAN McLAUGHLIN

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