North Park Community Plan Update – We Can Do Better by Working Together

By Howard Blackson and Don Leichtling – North Park is one of San Diego’s finest communities. It has many distinctive[Read More…]

Demo for Parking – They’re at it Again in Downtown San Diego!

Despite community plan policies disfavoring surface parking and encouraging the retention of fine grain development, the adaptive reuse of existing structures, and encouraging walking, biking,[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…]

Artful Utilities

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

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

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…]

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