Voters to decide on Newland Sierra 2100 homes development project

first_imgVoters to decide on Newland Sierra 2,100 homes development project KUSI Newsroom, Posted: September 6, 2019 September 6, 2019 KUSI Newsroom center_img Updated: 5:52 PM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – In March, voters will decide if a controversial 2,135-unit development should be built north of San Marcos and west of Escondido.Supporters say the project, known as Newland Sierra, will provide much needed housing in a region where there is a shortage of homes, especially for working families.Approximately 80 percent of the 1,985-acre privately-owned property will be set aside for open space, 62 percent of the homes will be affordably priced and 19 miles of multi-use trails will be included. The plan is also the first plan in the San Diego region to be 100 percent carbon neutral.Opponents, however, point to increased potential fire hazards, traffic issues and impacts on wildlife as some reasons why the project shouldn’t happen. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more