R Neighborhoods Are 1, the group advocating lower density development at the old Navy housing site on Western Avenue, recently announced it is hiring a lawyer. The attorney will assist the organization as it prepares for city hearings about the development, known as Ponte Vista.
Bisno Development is proposing to build nearly 2,000 condominiums on the 62-acre property across from Green Hills cemetery. The R-1 group wants to hold the number of units down to the 500-700 allowed by current zoning.
RNA1 is seeking donors to help defray the cost.
“We’re up against a guy who has a closet full of lawyers and lobbyists,” said R1 supporter Bruce Horton. “We need all the help we can get to fight Ponte Vista.”
Donations can be made online at www.rneighborhoodsare1.org.