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San Pedro project illustrates a cause of limited housing affordability
San Pedro project illustrates a cause of limited housing affordability

At a groundbreaking ceremony in May, neighborhood activists and local government officials celebrated Ponte Vista, a development of 676 homes in San Pedro. A white-robed Roman Catholic priest thanked God for the "gift of Ponte Vista," a welcome addition to a community starved for housing options. But officials also spoke of the decade it took to get construction started, amid neighborhood protests over the size and style of the homes and the traffic they would bring. Original plans called for a multifamily development with three times as many homes, with many more affordable options. Now, with plans modified to include 208 single-family homes, prices will range from about...

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