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…]

Artful Utilities

Gas #1

Interesting gas, fire, and water utility forms encountered walking from B St. to the Imperial Ave Trolley Station in downtown[Read More…]

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…]

Make your UrbDeZine article more visible in Google with images

Class One Streetcars

I had lunch the other day with blogging and business development guru Chris Lema.  Among the excellent tidbits of information I[Read More…]

California Preservation: Mills Act Under Attack?


California State Assemblyman Ben Hueso has introduced Assembly Bill 654 to allow cities to charge higher fees for historic property[Read More…]