The IDEA 1 Building came before the San Diego Downtown Community Planning Council last week amid concerns that it lacked the density desired for East Village as established in the 2006 amendments to the Downtown Community Plan. The DCP goal for downtown is 90,000 residents – 46,000 of which are to be in East Village. The proposal as it stands is six stories tall. It was unknown at the time of this writing what the DCP recommended, since the minutes have not been published (and I didn’t attend). Please feel free to add info as a comment below. [Read more…] about East Village San Diego’s IDEA 1 Building proposed amid concerns about “under-building.”
A new “retro-modern” 22 story apartment tower is being proposed across Park Blvd. from the Central Library on what is now an empty lot. The site straddles an active seismic fault leaving a small triangular portion severed from the main portion. [Read more…] about New Retro-Modern 22 Story Apartment Tower Proposed Next to San Diego Central Library
San Diego Architectural Foundation, June 4th, 2015, 6:00 PM- 9:30 PM, Context Volume 2 | What’s the big IDEA? | Reception & Forum – Be inspired by the visionary work happening in Upper East Village aka I.D.E.A. District and Makers Quarter!
American Institute of Architects, May 12th 2015, 6:00 PM, Women on Architecture, Meeting and Book Discussion.
San Diego’s Downtown Community Planning Committee voted on December 10 to withhold approval of the design of a proposed AC Hotel (by Marriott until the Gaslamp Quarter Foundation Land Use Planning Committee has had a chance to review the design. [Read more…] about Proposed AC Hotel in Gaslamp Quarter hits minor road bump
December 11th, 2014, 11:30 AM- 1:00 PM- December, Urban Land Institute Lunch.
December 13th, 2014, 11:00 AM- 4:00 PM- Save Our Heritage Organisation, Marston House Christmas Tour & Open House.
December 15th and 16th, 2014, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM-Save Our Heritage Organisation, Dickens at the Whaley House.
November 18th, 2014 at, 7:30 AM-9:00 AM- Urban Land Institute Presents, November Breakfast-San Diego, City of Complete Communities.
November 20, 2014, 5:30pm – 6pm to 8pm, CivicSD Community Benefits Consensus Project: “What would benefit your community most?” Malin Burnham San Diego Center For Civic Engagement, The San Diego Foundation | Hoffman Room (First Floor) 2508 Historic Decatur Road | San Diego, CA 92106
November 21st, 2014 at 3:00 PM-6:00 PM, Urban Land Institute Presents for Members Only, Investor Tour-El Cajon Blvd. [Read more…] about San Diego design event calendar November 18th-30th, 2014
The San Diego Downtown Community Planning Committee (DCPC-SD) meets again Wednesday November 12, 2014 with a couple of new projects, including Broadstone Makers Quarter on 16th and an Affirmed Housing project on Imperial Avenue. See the agenda below with links to documents: [Read more…] about San Diego DCPC – new downtown projects for November 2014
October 18th- 31st, 2014 , San Diego Architectural Foundation presents, Archtoberfest
October 19th, 2014, 3:00 PM- 4:00 PM, Save Our Heritage Organization Event, FaSoLa Singers
October 23rd, 2014, 7:00 AM-9:00 AM, Citizens Coordrinate for Century 3, Balboa Park Centennial Breakfast
An invitation was emailed last week for a ground breaking ceremony to be held on Wednesday Oct. 8, at 10:00 AM for a new Pendry Hotel to replace the parking lot of 5th & J. The invitation was ground breaking in more than one way. This parking lot was the site of one of the most egregious abuses of eminent domain under the California Community Redevelopment Act, and became one of the poster-children of the property rights – anti-eminent domain movement. Many believe it also played a role in Governor Brown’s repeal of the redevelopment law. [Read more…] about Parking lot no more at Fifth & J in the Gaslamp Quarter?