San Diego Metropolitan Transit System has released its City/Park Streetcar Feasibility Study. The proposal seeks ultimately to form a loop connecting downtown, Balboa Park, Golden Hill, South Park, North Park, Hillcrest, and Banker’s Hill. However, the initial stage would link downtown to Balboa Park and the Zoo, running along Park Blvd. [Read more…] about City – Park Streetcar Feasibility Study Completed.
San Diego — All aboard! Quest to restore historic San Diego streetcars gives local antique dealer chance to give back, beat cancer. [Read more…] about Part IV The Invisible City: re-imagining Paradise
San Diego — Balboa Park is many things to many people: gathering place, cultural vortex, architectural treasure. It is not, however, pedestrian friendly and most agree, it is not being used to its full potential. Known as “the crown jewel of San Diego,” plans are moving forward to rid the central core of the park of vehicular traffic and to revitalize the public space in time for the park’s centennial celebration in 2015. [Read more…] about Plaza de Panama Project Forges Ahead
San Diego – When someone says “National City,” what is the first thing that comes to mind? The Mile of Cars? I spent eight years of my childhood not too far from this historic area of San Diego and realized I do not know much about this part of town. [Read more…] about National City’s Hidden Gem: Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center
The Uptown Community Planning group is holding a Special Meeting this Thursday, February 16th, 6-8pm at St. Paul’s Cathedral “Great Hall”, 2750 Fifth Ave. [Read more…] about Special Meeting re: the Plaza de Panama Project
San Diego — Encountering another layer of opposition, the plan to remove cars from the heart of Balboa Park in San Diego has seemingly hit a new snag. [Read more…] about San Diego’s Plaza de Panama: Restoration or Rehabilitation?
San Diego – Another seemingly fatal blow was delivered last week as the Centre City Development Corporation (CCDC) board voted 4-2 against developing a 232 unit residential rental property in downtown San Diego’s Little Italy district.
San Diego – The historic E Street post office downtown may be revamped to add a 20-story apartment tower, reported Roger Showley at the San Diego Tribune. [Read more…] about Apartment Project Proposed for Historic E Street Post Office
California State Assemblyman Ben Hueso has introduced Assembly Bill 654 to allow cities to charge higher fees for historic property owners to seek property tax abatements under the Mills Act. Initially, the bill required cities to charge more but it has since been modified to make higher fees permissive rather than mandatory. [Read more…] about California Preservation: Mills Act Under Attack?
2011 represents a milestone of sorts. As someone involved in urban renovation and having the opportunity to review the progress of city governance, this year stands out as a significant bicentennial and centennial anniversary. [Read more…] about Anniversaries – A time to Ponder and to Act