The Gaslamp Quarter Association (GQA) board of directors has decided to rid itself of its Land Use Planning Committee (LUP). Reportedly, the decision was motivated by a desire to focus GQA resources on marketing and other business promotion functions. The effective date of this decision remains unclear.
Walk San Diego rated La Mesa as 2013’s most walkable city in San Diego County. The number one reason for the City’s walkability happened 100 years ago. [Read more…] about San Diego County’s Most Walkable City
The Little Italy Association voted unanimously on Tuesday to support the concept of restoring a historic streetcar line in the district. The line is proposed to run in a loop from Kalima St. to B St. on India St. and Kettner Blvd. [Read more…] about Little Italy Association Approves Historic Streetcars in the District.
“Walkable neighborhoods” and “liveable streets” are terms that are receiving a lot of play these days. San Diego’s special mayoral election is no exception. [Read more…] about San Diego’s Mayoral Candidates on Walkable Neighborhoods: Walking the Walk or only Talking the Talk?
Things are looking up for the historic Hotel Churchill on “C” St. & 9th Ave. in downtown San Diego. [Read more…] about Things are looking up for the Hotel Churchill thanks to the San Diego Housing Commission
San Diego, 741 F Street, demolition continues on this historic warehouse to make room for surface parking. [Read more…] about Demolition of Historic Building for Parking Lot Continues
On February 4, 2013, a San Diego Superior Court judge rejected the City’s plans to vacate traffic from Balboa Park, its historic central urban park, by building a “bypass bridge” and parking garage. The plans were preparation for the City’s centennial celebration of the 1915 Panama California Exposition, which first brought the Park worldwide recognition and resulted in most of its historic structures. [Read more…] about The Balboa Park Plaza de Panama Centennial Project is Dead: So Now What?
An ugly side of redevelopment (RIP), a side rarely mentioned in all the self-laudatory hype, is the demolition. Too often its of historic structures, or structures that create the street-level fabric necessary for a walkable city. Too often its not even for a new structure but for surface parking, [Read more…] about San Diego’s Parking Lot Blight; Requiem for Redevelopment