The City Council will hear activists’ appeals this afternoon against the next phase of designs for the Navy Broadway Complex redevelopment project.

Activists contend that previous environmental studies of the project’s impacts on the surrounding community are inaccurate and outdated, and that new information regarding potential seismic activity, traffic and air quality changes has not been contemplated.

A similar appeal is currently tied up in court, but the City Council has refused the activists’ requests before. In January, the city signed off on the environmental studies.

The newest challenge comes as more detailed designs for the middle two blocks of the four-block project are being vetted. Slated for those blocks are the Navy’s regional headquarters, two hotels and an office tower.

The activists have also called for the county grand jury to investigate whether the city pushed back the hearing from its original Oct. 16 date because the Mount Soledad landslide that occurred on the same fault line as the Navy project a few weeks earlier was too fresh in the minds of the public.

The council will hear the appeal at 2 p.m. in the council chambers, located at 202 C St.


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