The first of three public meetings is scheduled Tuesday to take input on the design of future trolley stations along the planned Mid-Coast Corridor route.

The Tuesday workshop, which starts at 3 p.m. at Westfield UTC, will focus on nearby stations.

The event will be at the UTC Forum Hall on the second floor of the Wells Fargo building between Nordstrom and the pedestrian bridge.

Tuesday’s agenda includes time set aside for specific trolley stops:

  • From 3 to 4 p.m., public comment will be taken on the Pepper Canyon, Voigt Drive and Veterans Affairs Medical Center stops.
  • From 4 to 5:30 p.m., stations at Nobel Drive, Executive Drive and Westfield UTC will be discussed.

Workshops scheduled for July 15 and July 28 will look at stations in Clairemont and Linda Vista, according to the San Diego Association of Governments, which is hosting the events.

The new trolley line has faced controversy. At a meeting in April, Bay Park residents expressed their fears that building the line would lead to high-density developments, including buildings that exceeded existing height limits.

Hundreds crowded Bay Park Elementary School to make their voices heard.

The nine-station trolley line will connect the Old Town Transit Center with UC San Diego and the Golden Triangle business district.

The planned route follows existing track into La Jolla, where it will turn west to the university campus and medical facilities. It would then head east and travel the median of Genesee Avenue to the shopping center.

Construction is set to begin next year, with the line opening in 2019.

– City News Service

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