By Pablo Jaime Sainz
Kent Lansing loves living on Roosevelt St.
He said that the Chula Vista neighborhood is “wonderful” and that his neighbors are “nice people” who aren’t looking for trouble.
Lansing has been living with his wife Maria Elena on Roosevelt for the past six years. During those years, “life has been good here,” Lansing said.
Nevertheless, that’s going to change once La Españada, a two 15-story condominium towers complex, is built on H St., Lansing stated. “It’s going to be a nightmare,” he said.
The reason according to Lansing: “The dense traffic that’s going to be created because, although Españada residents will enter on H St., they would exit on Roosevelt.”
Currently, Roosevelt is a narrow, residential street with single-family houses, many of them registered as historic homes, he added.
Cars can only park on one side of the street because if there were to be cars parked on both sides it would be impossible for Roosevelt to be a two-way street, Lansing said.
As it is, traffice can be dense on Roosevelt, due to the traffic from 4th Ave., which has a hospital nearby, and from 3rd. Ave., where traffic can be chaotic, particularly during school hours, Lansing said.
After La Españada, Roosevelt residents are going to be living in “a great mess,” according to Lansing.