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|From the Reporter|
|Since a car dealership closed on El Cajon Boulevard in 2009, residents of the three neighborhoods that surround it have been awaiting news of what will be built there next.|
|Because the decision could set the tenor for future development along the boulevard, Talmadge and Kensington to the north wanted a mainstream market like Trader Joe’s, while City Heights interests instead hoped for uses like affordable housing or a public park.|
|Price Charities, which owns the land, plans to donate it to the YMCA for a new facility, hoping a recreational center will help bring residents of the disparate neighborhoods closer together.|