Barrio Logan is little known to most San Diegans – beyond being a predominantly Mexican-American neighborhood near downtown. Yet it is one of San Diego’s most historically significant and culturally important neighborhoods.
An important bit of misinformation has been circulating about Measure C – the Spanos ballot referendum to raise the hotel tax (transient occupancy tax – “TOT”) in the City of San Diego from 12.5% to 16.5% to build a $2 billion-plus downtown combined stadium and convention annex. Most news stories and conventional wisdom have it […]
At first glance, the recent East Village Convadium proposal has many appealing qualities: it is an attractive, modern complex with many interesting features. However, the Charger’s owners hope to capitalize on the recent trend in California and use the ballot initiative process to “expedite” California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review, and for good reason. The […]
San Diego History Center, March 31st, 2016, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM, Balboa History Stroll. East Village South focus plan workshop, part 2, April 2, 2016, 9:30 AM to noon,
A sweeping ballot initiative is being circulated in San Diego. It’s called The Citizens’ Plan for the Responsible Management of Major Tourism and Entertainment Resources, or simply the “Citizens Plan” ballot initiative. The initiative is a joint effort by public interest attorney Cory Briggs and real estate developer John Moores. There have been a number […]
A group of San Diego East Village (downtown) stakeholders, academics, and design professionals, including yours truly, have released a “white paper” proposing a vision for the area of high tech and creative businesses anchored by a new satellite campus of a major university. The group will hold a community workshop on March 5, 2016 (Saturday) […]
San Diego – Touting economic value beyond the city of San Diego, Chargers special envoy Mark Fabiani, recently addressed the San Diego Association of Government’s board of directors.
San Diego – Taking the podium for his final State of the City Address last Wednesday evening, Mayor Jerry Sanders shared an optimistic outlook for the region’s future.
A group of several well-known area architects in San Diego have gotten together to advocate the rehabilitation of the City’s Qualcomm Stadium, rather than the construction of a new stadium. The group is