Sustainable smart growth project will revitalize aging apartment community
Solana Beach CA— Transit and smart growth advocacy organization Circulate San Diego awarded its Mobility Certification to Solana Highlands, the proposed HG Fenton infill and transit-oriented residential project in Solana Beach. The project will redevelop an existing apartment community and provide affordable housing, while considering the distinctive coastal characteristics of Solana Beach.
“Solana Highlands provides an opportunity to redevelop a community with transit-, bicycle-, and pedestrian-friendly attributes in mind from the beginning,” said Colin Parent, Executive Director and General Counsel of Circulate San Diego. “It will provide its residents with the opportunity to take transit and ride bikes with close access to the coast.” Circulate San Diego awards its Mobility Certification to projects that have smart mobility options for transit riders, bicyclists, and pedestrians.
Solana Highlands will utilize smart growth attributes and sustainable design to increase both market rate and affordable housing opportunities in a manner that provides residents with the ability to live, dine, relax, and play in a sustainable, walkable, bikeable, and transit-friendly area.
Residents will have access to high quality local and regional transit services nearby. The Solana Beach Coaster Station is one mile away, two bus lines are within one mile, and on-call Flex bus services are available throughout the Encinitas/Solana Beach zone. The close proximity to the beach will provide residents of Solana Highlands the ability to take advantage of the sustainable coastal location and minimize car trips.
The project will provide 32 affordable apartments out of the total 260 new apartments being constructed. These 32 low income units will fulfill nearly half of Solana Beach’s affordable housing allocation, as called for in the Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA). This investment in affordable units will help address the critical need for affordable housing within the coastal area.
More information about the project can be found at http://www.RevitalizingSH.com.
About the Circulate Mobility Certification
The Circulate Mobility Certification provides certification for transit-oriented, smart growth projects in the San Diego region. The Circulate Mobility Certification Committee members consist of local experts in smart growth planning and sustainable transit oriented development disciplines, including planners, developers, urban designers, and transportation engineers. By recognizing and supporting projects which meet the Circulate Mobility Certification criteria, we can help to create complete communities, one project at a time. For more information, go to http://www.circulatesd.org/certified.
About Circulate San Diego
Circulate San Diego is a regional non-profit organization dedicated to advancing mobility and making the region a better place to move, work, learn, and play. Our work focuses on creating great mobility choices, more walkable and bikeable neighborhoods, and land uses that promote sustainable growth. For more information, go to www.circulatesd.org.