There is a housing crisis in the South Bay. The simple solution is to provide more quality housing options.
We're the residents that say YES to new housing development. Specifically, we support the Solana Torrance project, which we see as an opportunity to transform an unused former quarry along the city's southern border into a dynamic live-work-play environment.
We say YES to quality housing for the next generation of Torrance residents.
We say YES to housing for employees so that local businesses can attract and retain the best & the brightest.
We say YES to 19 acres of preserved natural open space forever.
We say YES to millions of dollars invested into Torrance.
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Torrance faces a growing issue: Escalating Home Prices & Inadequate Rental Housing. Housing prices have spun out of control because there's not enough supply to satisfy demand.
1. Residents Are Priced Out:
Too many people who grew up in Torrance are unable to stay in Torrance or come home after college due to a lack of attractive rental housing.
2. Employers are Leaving:
"The main driver of Toyota's move from Torrance, California, was housing costs."
— ᴀʟʙᴇʀᴛ ɴɪᴇᴍɪ ᴊʀ., ᴅᴇᴀɴ. ᴄᴏx sᴄʜᴏᴏʟ ᴏғ ʙᴜsɪɴᴇss ᴀᴛ sᴍᴜ
3. Traffic is Worsened by Commuters:
Workers who cannot find adequate housing in Torrance have no choice but to commute in heavy traffic each day, adding cars to local roads in the morning and evening. In almost every case, two to three hours per day is spent driving rather than spending time with family and friends.
4. Professionals Choose to Live Elsewhere:
In order to attract the best and brightest professionals, who will energize our community and eventually buy homes in our community, there needs to be attractive housing options.
Provide more housing options!
248 Luxury, Market-Rate Apartments
One and Two-Bedroom Floorplans
Prime Location: located in South Torrance, at the intersection of Hawthorne Blvd & Via Valmonte (approx. 10 min from Torrance Memorial Medical Center)
Coworking Space [ᴍᴏʀᴇ ɪɴғᴏ]
Health-club inspired fitness center
Yoga & Spin Studios with Fitness On-Demand
Rooftop Resort Style Pool & Spa with Cabanas
Gourmet Kitchens with Stainless Steel Appliances
Full-Size Washers and Dryers in Every Unit
7,500 sq. ft Clubhouse & Leasing Center
The Solana project will benefit the entire community and create a positive impact. The developers have put forward a thoughtful and responsible plan for housing that addresses the needs of the community, mitigates negative impacts and fills a void not being currently addressed within the city. Below we have outlined some of they key highlights and reasons why we support this plan.
Last year, State politicians passed 15 new laws to address California's housing crisis and are continuing to propose additional legislation to promote housing development. One of the laws that has already been passed is Senate Bill 35, which targets cities and counties that have failed to approve enough housing to meet their minimum housing goals. Under this law, local governments are required to expedite the approval process for new housing developments.
"The law [SB 35] seeks to increase homebuilding in the state by taking the approval process away from local politicians who fail to approve adequate construction."
— ᴛʜᴇ ᴅᴀɪʟʏ ʙʀᴇᴇᴢᴇ
In the State's most recent quarterly report, Torrance is listed as one of the cities that has failed to meet its housing goals and is subject to Senate Bill 35.
*The developer of Solana has gone to unprecedented lengths to prove that this site is buildable. If Solana is not approved, another, lesser quality housing project will likely be proposed by others. With the increased pressure to address the housing crisis, Solana delivers a state-of-the-art development that benefits the entire community.
PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION TO SHOW THE CITY COUNCIL THAT YOU SUPPORT NEW HOUSING.
WANT TO GET INVOLVED? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on upcoming events and ways to show your support.