Downtown San Diego Mobility Plan – Vision for the Future or A Well Intentioned Waste of Money?

Like most plans for public spaces San Diego’s Downtown Draft Mobility Plan is full of generalities posing as specific solutions. Complete Streets is a great concept, but its application needs to be carefully cultivated based on the needs and long term use of the block on which it is being installed.

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.

Downtown San Diego by Bike – changes coming

With vibrant neighborhoods, gentle terrain, the Big Bay and year round sunshine, Downtown San Diego figures to be on every[Read More…]

In Defense of Uncertainty

Nobody likes uncertainty. Certainly not the developers of a billion dollar mixed-use project that encounters community opposition due to traffic[Read More…]

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…]

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…]

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

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

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