A plan to build homes to replace what used to be Marian Catholic High School was approved by the Otay Mesa-Nestor Community Planning Group Wednesday.
The 175-unit plan will go before the city of San Diego Planning Commission and San Diego City Council, who will decide whether to reject or give the project final approval.
Some members of the public and the planning group, who met at the Otay Mesa-Nestor library at 3003 Coronado Ave. Wednesday, questioned the project because it will add to an already congested area and exceeds density levels laid out in the community plan.
Others were in favor of the project as a way to reduce blight and fill a 19-acre property that has sat vacant since the school relocated in 2007 after occupying the area for more than 45 years. The property sale by the Diocese of San Diego was announced last fall.
In response to criticism thrown at the project since public review began in March 2012, parking spaces were added and the total number of units was reduced from 202 to 175.
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