Earlier this year, a hosted panel of local decision makers was brought together to discuss future of San Diego. Much of the conversation was around the convention center expansion. If you’ve been following the local news, you’ve noticed much of the dialog is about the benefits of a larger meeting space. The conversation is often […]
Urban Land Institute, October 5th, 2016, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM, NEXT MEMBER ONLY: How Your Communication Style and Relational Body Language Impact Every Meeting You Attend. Urban Land Institute, October 7th, 2016, 8:00 AM-10:00 AM, GUEST EVENT: Trigild Lender Conference Fall 2016. Save Our Heritage Organization, October 7th, 2016, 10:30 PM-11:45 PM, Pater & Presence Ghost Tour.
An important bit of misinformation has been circulating about Measure C – the Spanos ballot referendum to raise the hotel tax (transient occupancy tax – “TOT”) in the City of San Diego from 12.5% to 16.5% to build a $2 billion-plus downtown combined stadium and convention annex. Most news stories and conventional wisdom have it […]
It’s Parking Day 2016 San Diego! Parklets are all over downtown and elsewhere. It happens on the third Friday of September every year (note to calendar).
This morning the Court ruled Measure “I” [A proposed City Charter amendment weakening existing City Charter protection for dedicated Park Lands and authorizing a give-away of 34 acres of Balboa Park to the San Diego Unified School District] may be placed on the November, 2016 ballot. Park advocate David Lundin and his counsel Craig Sherman contended the City Council failed […]
Save Our Heritage Organization, September 2nd, 10:30 PM- 11:45 PM, Past & Presence Ghost Tour. San Diego Architectural Foundation, September 4th, 2016, 8:00 AM, O & O 2016 People’s Choice Event.
Last weekend, I checked out a workshop on solar cooking, thinking I might pick up a thing or two for future camping endeavors. In my head, I supposed I was picturing a camp stove powered by a solar panel
“Why does Chris Cate want the Chargers to leave San Diego? Please call and ask him.” That was the headline in an ad Dean Spanos, the Chargers owner, ran this past week targeting 2nd year City Council member Chris Cate, who is on the leadership committee of the No Downtown Stadium – Jobs and Streets […]
The following text and images comprise the East Village Draft Focus Plan released on July 30, 2016, including subsequent minor corrections and additions made by its authors. It has been reconstituted here from the PDF original version to enable web and mobile viewing (there are formatting variations from the original). To view a gallery of […]
The greatest challenge for anyone involved in planning for public use facilities and areas is in the factoring for the uncertainties of the future, short and long-term. We have all heard that “you don’t build the church for Easter Sunday.” We accept that there will be times when the design will not meet the capacities […]