Photo by Matthew Hall.

Development: Developers for a proposed 521 residential unit project slated to replace the Gelson’s shopping center will be holding a community meeting via Zoom at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 17. While residents have voiced concerns about the scale of the project, if it meets all building and zoning codes, it could qualify for “by-right” approval, meaning Planning Commission and City Council could not deny it. Residents can join the zoom call at

Matthew Hall

Matthew Hall has a Masters Degree in International Journalism from City University in London and has been Editor-in-Chief of SMDP since 2014. Prior to working at SMDP he managed a chain of weekly papers...