Affordable new homes are on the way to Rancho Bernardo

SAN DIEGO (FOX 5/KUSI) — On a vacant section of a parking lot owned by the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) at the Rancho Bernardo Transit Station, a groundbreaking ceremony was performed on Thursday to mark the beginning of construction on a new affordable housing development in San Diego.

According to a news statement from the San Diego Housing Commission, 99 brand-new one- to three-bedroom apartments as well as an unrestricted manager’s unit will be available at Skyline Apartments, which is conveniently close to the MTS transport station. Those earning between 30 and 55 percent of the San Diego Area Median Income (AMI), or $41,350 and $75,790 annually for a family of four, will be able to live in the complex.

According to the County of San Diego, amenities include two laundry facilities, a computer room, a learning center, barbecue stations, and indoor and outdoor common areas.

“I think projects like SkyLINE give hope to many San Diegans who wonder whether or not there’s a future here in San Diego,” San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria said. “Projects like SkyLINE, with this incredible constellation of organizations all working in the same direction,” Gloria added. “SkyLINE and similar projects are unquestionable evidence that, given enough effort, we will do everything within our power to create a space for you here, a sense of belonging, and our desire for you to be here.”

The project is funded in part by a nearly $4.5 million Infill Infrastructure Grant from the State of California’s Department of Housing and Community Development, a $2 million loan through the County of San Diego’s Innovative Housing Trust Fund, and a $5 million loan from the City of San Diego through its Bridge to Home program.

The 55-year-affordable flats are scheduled to open in the spring of 2026.

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