Proponents of the mixed-used SoccerCity development in Mission Valley have scheduled a series of public open houses to obtain feedback from residents and businesses regarding the proposed redevelopment of the site currently housing Qualcomm Stadium.
A statement from Goal San Diego (Goal SD) said the free gatherings are slated to begin June 5 at 6 p.m. at Town and Country Resort in Mission Valley, with four others slated during the month in southeast San Diego, Barrio Logan, Carmel Mountain Ranch and University Towne Center. More information is at GoalSD.com.
The San Diego City Council is expected to decide during June whether to place the privately financed SoccerCity proposal on an upcoming election ballot, possibly this November, after the investor group gathered the necessary voter signatures in a recent initiative drive.
The project, which could represent up to $4 billion in redevelopment at full buildout, calls for a new soccer stadium, which might also be used for college or high school football, an entertainment district with retail and restaurants, apartments, hotels and office space. It would also create 60 acres of parkland, including a new park along the San Diego River.
“The public has a voice in the project’s design,” said Nick Stone, project manager for Goal SD. While the foundational plan and land-use concept have been outlined for the purpose of ballot language, he said the public can help developers decide on recreational amenities, retail services, neighborhood character and other elements.