New Amazon warehouse a concern for Santee neighbors


Neighbors need extra clarification from builders on how the brand new distribution warehouse might affect their lives and property values.

SANTEE, Calif. — Homeowners in Santee say they’re involved about noise ranges that will come after an Amazon warehouse is constructed within the bordering metropolis of El Cajon. Some of the residents held an unofficial meeting immediately with the developer of the project.

About a dozen folks confirmed up immediately, most of them dwelling in properties close by. They needed extra clarification from builders on how the brand new warehouse might affect their lives and property values.

The neighbors say it’ll be a 24-hour operation. That’s one of many primary points these Santee residents say they’ve with Amazon constructing a distribution middle.

Bill Barry, who has a house shut by is nervous in regards to the noise, potential visitors and his property worth.

“A lot of people worked very hard in this neighborhood to buy these houses. His project is going to make money, Amazon’s going to make money, the city’s going to get tax money and we’re going to lose our value,” Barry stated. 

Barry says they’re additionally involved about shedding their high quality of life. Joseph McCormick, who additionally lives in Santee close to the project, stated that he believes the project will begin in simply a few months and there’s not a lot they’ll do about it.

“We believe as residents, it’s Amazon and it can’t be disclosed for whatever reason. We have over 1,200 vehicles being parked up against our homes seven days a week, 24 hours a day. We’re just concerned about all the backup beepers, traffic coming in and out and how it affects our lives,” McCormick stated. 

McCormick admits officers in El Cajon have corresponded with him through e-mail, however he says they haven’t addressed their considerations. However, the property developer Chestnut Properties did reply and got here out to talk with the group.

“What I told them is that we would attempt to manage the project being the best neighbor that we possibly can. Including the issue of noise from backup beepers, that we would consider adding landscape features that would help mitigate sound transfer from a backup beeper,” stated Lee Chestnut, proprietor of Chestnut Properties. 

While the residents right here say they’re going to proceed pushing again in regards to the noise, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez launched a invoice immediately aimed toward enhancing working situations at warehouses just like the one being constructed right here.


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