The former San Diego Athletic Club, turned Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, turned World Trade Center, turned Connections Housing unveiled its new paint job this week, with a bit of the old colors still showing. Hint: the white with blue accent is the old paint; the grey with dark grey accent is the new paint. Or is it two tone primer? What do you think? Is it competing to be the new Darth Vader building downtown? Nothing like warm colors for the less fortunate of society. By the way, for more information about the project, as well the history of the building, Roger Showley wrote this piece for the UT in September.
About Bill Adams
Bill Adams is the founder and chief editor of UrbDeZine. He is also a partner in the San Diego law firm of Norton, Moore, & Adams, LLP. He has been involved with land use and urban renewal for nearly 25 years, both as a professional and as a personal passion. He currently sits on the Boards of San Diego Historic Streetcars, The San Diego Architectural Foundation, The Food and Beverage Association of San Diego County, and The Gaslamp Quarter Association Land Use Planning Committee.
Norton, Moore, & Adams, LLP is a boutique land use firm which handles a wide range of land and building related matters, from permitting to litigation, including:
- - Discretionary use applications and appeals, including alcoholic beverage sales, entertainment, industrial, social services, educational, hospitality, etc.
- - Zoning variances
- - Municipal code and regulatory amendments
- - Litigation, including eminent domain, access and easements, CEQA, environmental, and preservation