Gustine CA apartment project draws vocal opposition

proposed 57-unit apartment complex affordable to tenants of low income levels is the last thing Gustine needs, the project developer was told in no uncertain terms at a community meeting last Thursday.

The 15 or so people who attended the informational presentation suggested that developer Bill Spann take his Sullivan Road project elsewhere, saying it was neither wanted or needed in Gustine.

Spann said the meeting was called to present details of the project to the public and to interact with the public.

But those in the audience did most of the talking as they voiced their objections and vowed to press the issue before the Planning Commission and City Council when the proposal goes before those bodies.

Spann, a principle with non-profit Pacific West Communities, was told that the project geared toward lower-income tenants would further impact a community already reeling from a high vacancy rate, bringing in more problems and further dragging down property values.

“We just don’t need it,” stated Melanie Gomes, voicing concerns about attracting more low-income residents to Gustine.

Read more at Westside Connect

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About Bob Voelker

Head of the Munsch Hardt (Dallas law firm) Hospitality & Mixed Use Development Group, and former developer of affordable housing. I'm i
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