In Defense of Uncertainty

People-centric planning for Sustainability

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?

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…]

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

View from 11th & E St - Pinnacle

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

Fairfield Inn from 6th & F

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

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…]

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

San Diego small block street grid

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

Graham Downes OMBAC remembrance

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

741 F St. Demo

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

San Diego’s Parking Lot Blight; Requiem for Redevelopment

741 F St San Diego - former International Male HQ

An ugly side of redevelopment (RIP), a side rarely mentioned in all the self-laudatory hype, is the demolition.  Too often[Read More…]

Demolition and Paving Downtown for Surface Parking Continues

International Male

San Diego – “They took all the trees And put them in a tree museum And they charged all the[Read More…]