A developer not willing to compromise on a plan to built a lasting commercial center filled up to the limits with business lots on Sunroad Boulevard in Otay Mesa cut off the plan after the county's Planning Commission told the developer its plan had not been adjusted as the county requested. The acreage the Sunroad Tech center was to be built on goes back to the county.
Though the number of lots approved by the commission in 2000 for the northeast corner on Sunroad Boulevard and Otay Mesa Road was cut back to 4 to 5 dozen for a 2007 map, the county decided the developer's infrastructure plan did not fit the plan for the growing community in East Otay Mesa.
After the county took hold over the acres, the developer was given an opportunity to adjust its infrastructure plan and improve the surrounding streets. The county was not to give up the land unless the developer, as it agreed in a improvement agreement, added turn lanes and through lanes to Otay Mesa Road and Harvest Road and added lanes at the Sunroad Boulevard and Sanyo Avenue intersection the county asked for a new traffic signal. A raised median on the boulevard made out of sandstone colored concrete was also one of the demands. No improvements were made. Even after the Department of Public Works extended the time to make improvements from 2009 to June in 2011.
The Sunroad Tech Center infrastructure, the county made the final decision last week, was not suited to a local economy that had been designed to make living and doing business near the border sustainable. County officials expected "substantial" environmental impacts.
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