Parking lot no more at Fifth & J in the Gaslamp Quarter?

5th & J Gaslamp Quarter San Diego - former site of Gran Havana Cafe and Cigars and two historic buildings

An invitation was emailed last week for a ground breaking ceremony to be held on Wednesday Oct. 8, at 10:00[Read More…]

6 Common Mistakes Made By Cities and Towns in Urban Renewal.

La Mesa Streetscape Masterplan Figure 5

For the last half century, cities have attempted to repair the damage to their urban cores from migration to suburbs[Read More…]

TR Produce Creative Space Proposal Another Example of City Council’s Folly in Approving Demolition of Other Creative Space.

Interior TR Produce Underground Elephant

The long vacant ground floor of the TR Produce Building (888 J Street) may finally receive an occupant under a[Read More…]

Land Use Planning Committee looking for Home after getting Axed by Gaslamp Board

Gaslamp Quarter south entrance

The Gaslamp Quarter Association (GQA) board of directors has decided to rid itself of its Land Use Planning Committee (LUP).[Read More…]

San Diego County’s Most Walkable City

La Mesa Village

Walk San Diego rated La Mesa as 2013’s most walkable city in San Diego County.  The number one reason for[Read More…]

Little Italy Association Approves Historic Streetcars in the District.

Marco Li Mandri LIA discussing Streetcars

The Little Italy Association voted unanimously on Tuesday to support the concept of restoring a historic streetcar line in the district.[Read More…]

San Diego’s Mayoral Candidates on Walkable Neighborhoods: Walking the Walk or only Talking the Talk?

J Street looking East in Downtown San Diego

“Walkable neighborhoods” and “liveable streets” are terms that are receiving a lot of play these days.  San Diego’s special mayoral election[Read More…]

Things are looking up for the Hotel Churchill thanks to the San Diego Housing Commission

Hotel Churchill

Things are looking up for the historic Hotel Churchill on “C” St. & 9th Ave. in downtown San Diego.

Demolition of Historic Building for Parking Lot Continues

741 F St. Demo

San Diego, 741 F Street, demolition continues on this historic warehouse to make room for surface parking.

The Balboa Park Plaza de Panama Centennial Project is Dead: So Now What?

Balboa Park Centennial

On February 4, 2013, a San Diego Superior Court judge rejected the City’s plans to vacate traffic from Balboa Park,[Read More…]