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Hillcrest Town Council opposes televangelist’s project

After a lively discussion about the proposed Morris Cerullo International Legacy Center in Mission Valley, the Hillcrest Town Council on Tuesday night voted 25-1, with two residents abstaining, to author a letter of opposition to the massive multi-use project.

Cerullo, 84, is a controversial televangelist based out of San Diego who is seeking city approval to build eight buildings totaling 315,000 square feet on 18.1 prime acres at 875 Hotel Circle South just off Interstate 8. The project would require the demolition of the Mission Valley Resort Hotel and other buildings that house local businesses. The Legacy Center’s location would not only impact traffic in Mission Valley but would also affect Bachman Place leading up the canyon to the Hospital District, Mission Hills and Hillcrest.

The city’s Planning Department is collecting the public’s input through Friday, Jan. 15, on the project’s Environmental Impact Review (EIR). To make comments, click HERE.

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