California lawmakers seek local oversight of downtown planning

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.

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

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

Beware of Wall Street Schemes on Redevelopment

With the demise of redevelopment in California, some cities are looking for creative ways to stay solvent. One idea is[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…]

K – 8 Charter School Proposes Move to New Campus in East Village San Diego

The Urban Discovery School, currently located in the Banker’s Hill neighborhood just north of downtown San Diego, is proposing a[Read More…]

Revised 11th & Broadway Pinnacle Project in Design Review – San Diego

A revised Pinnacle project for 11th & Broadway is in design review at Civic San Diego.  The main difference seems[Read More…]

Fairfield Inn to provide “real infill” in Downtown San Diego

The smallish gap (75′ wide) between the Andaz Hotel and the Jewelers’ Exchange Building, now being used as a parking[Read More…]

Why Downtown San Diego Pedestrians Stop for Cars More Than Any Other City and What to do About it.

San Diego’s downtown street grid and its small blocks make continuous walking difficult, especially for people trying to go in[Read More…]

Graham Downes Remembrance by OMBAC

Between rugby games on Saturday April 27, 3013, The Old Mission Bay Athletic Club (OMBAC) held a remembrance for Graham[Read More…]

Demolition of Historic Building for Parking Lot Continues

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

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