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Planned psych hospital to be built in Chula Vista draws community opposition
San Diego Union-Tribune

Plans to build a 120-bed psychiatric hospital in Chula Vista face significant community opposition.

Citing its proximity to homes, schools and businesses, a 2,234-signature petition demands that the proposed single-story facility be relocated.

Scripps Health announced in mid-February that it intends to partner with Acadia Healthcare Co. Inc. to open the hospital on a vacant 10-acre parcel in the city’s Eastlake neighborhood. Anticipated to open in 2023, the project would replace a 36-bed behavioral health unit at Scripps Mercy Hospital in Hillcrest, which will be torn down to make way for more than $1 billion of planned redevelopment on the cramped site.