California lawmakers have approved a bill that establishes oversight of elected officials over planning decisions of development corporations, such as that in downtown San Diego.
There is a building boom across California, but many communities have been historically left behind. Property tax increment has served[Read More…]
With vibrant neighborhoods, gentle terrain, the Big Bay and year round sunshine, Downtown San Diego figures to be on every[Read More…]
My family will attest, I’m a San Diego Chargers football fan. During football season, not only is the TV tuned[Read More…]
When asked about what I do for a living by new friends and neighbors, I usually start with “urban designer,”[Read More…]
For the last half century, cities have attempted to repair the damage to their urban cores from migration to suburbs[Read More…]
The City of La Mesa has cut down all the shade trees along its commercial mainstreet. This occurred as construction[Read More…]
With the demise of redevelopment in California, some cities are looking for creative ways to stay solvent. One idea is[Read More…]
In an era of austerity when our bridges are falling, levees failing, and streets crumbling, cities are coming to the[Read More…]
TR Produce Creative Space Proposal Another Example of City Council’s Folly in Approving Demolition of Other Creative Space.
The long vacant ground floor of the TR Produce Building (888 J Street) may finally receive an occupant under a[Read More…]