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…]

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…]

Part II – The invisible city: re-imagining Paradise

New Chargers Stadium Proposal, de Bartolo + Rimanic Design Studio

San Diego – This week, Pauly de Bartolo and Ivan Rimanic, founding principals of de Bartolo + Rimanic Design Studio,[Read More…]

“Nobody Goes There Anymore, Its’ Too Crowded” – Yogi Berra

Dining in the Gaslamp Quarter

As humans we are always quick to rationalize or dismiss things that we no longer value. After all, the world[Read More…]