The City Council has unanimously approved a final agreement with a private developer to build Barrio Logan’s long-stalled Mercado project.

Assuming the city successfully applies for needed housing tax credits, construction of the development that would bring a major supermarket and 92 affordable housing units to the blighted neighborhood would begin in February.

Audience members and city staff were overjoyed when the vote came down.

“It’s been a long time coming,” said Rachael Ortiz, a Barrio Logan activist.

More details to come.


Dagny Salas was web editor at Voice of San Diego from 2010 to 2013. She was an investigative fellow at VOSD from 2009 to 2010.

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