CALEXICO — The George Woo family has filed an appeal of a recent city Planning Commission decision and is asking the Calexico City Council to allow construction of a 12-unit apartment complex on the Second Street property where the Woo family grocery store once stood.
The council will formally hear the request at its meeting Tuesday and likely set a date for a public hearing to further discuss the matter. That public hearing, and maybe Tuesday's meeting as well, could be packed with Second Street residents who oppose what would be called the Woo Apartments.
At the May 18 Planning Commission meeting, a good number of Second Street residents voiced displeasure with the prospect of a complex because they think apartments in their neighborhood could be populated by drug dealers and gang members.
One of the residents asked the Woo family to consider building a house on its land, another market or maybe, if the family had to, a much smaller apartment complex.