On Wednesday September 24, 2014, the Urban Discovery Academy announced that it successfully sold $10,900,000 in municipal bonds for construction of its new downtown San Diego East Village campus. This was the “last hurdle” to construction, the announcement stated. [Read more…] about Urban Discovery Academy Announces Sale of $10,900,000 in Muni Bonds for Construction of New East Village Campus
October 2, 2014, 6:30 pm, San Diego Architectural Foundation Orchids & Onions Awards Ceremony and Silent Auction, San Diego Air and Space Museum. [Read more…] about San Diego Design Event Calendar October 2nd-18th, 2014
Hi, my name is Heather Wetzel and I am a casting coordinator for season 2 of Flipping the Block, HGTV’s exciting renovation show. We are currently casting nationwide for design professionals and would like to inform you about our search! [Read more…] about HGTV Design Professional Casting Call
The City of La Mesa has cut down all the shade trees along its commercial mainstreet. This occurred as construction began on the La Mesa Downtown Streetscape “enhancement” project. Some of these trees were tattered, unhealthy, or buckling the sidewalks. However, the city removed nearly all the trees, problematic or not. Rather than replacing these trees with environmentally and pedestrian friendly shade trees (e.g. native varieties like Western Sycamores, Live Oak, or Black Oak), the replacements tree choice is being guided primarily by maintenance concerns, leaving a limited selection of relatively small non-native and non-shade trees. Additionally, the Streetscape Masterplan shows an abundance of the grossly overused fan palm, sparing only La Mesa Boulevard between Acacia and 4th, and a few other blocks. [Read more…] about Who Hijacked La Mesa’s Trees?
July 16, 2014, 10:00 am, ULI Webinar on Tax-Exempt Infrastructure Financing
July 16, 2014, 1-3pm · Save Our Heritage Organisation – San Diego’s 245th Birthday at Whaley House
July 20, 2014, 10:30am · Bankers Hill Walking Tour
July 18, 2014, 9:00 am, Make Your Point Using Your Authentic Voice – A Workshop for Professional Women in Real Estate
July 23, 2014 6:00 pm, The Young Leaders Present: What Do Millennials Really Want?
July 24, 2014 7:00 am, Green Space and Connections: Will Coordinated Strategies Link San Diego’s Bays?
(Organizations tracked: ULI, AIA, SOHO, SDAF, C-3, FSDA, New School of Architecture, Woodbury School of Architecture)
Interesting gas, fire, and water utility forms encountered walking from B St. to the Imperial Ave Trolley Station in downtown San Diego the other day . . . [click on any photo for slideshow]
City of San Diego Planning Director Bill Fulton, one of the most respected planning minds in the country, will speak at Alcohol Policy Panel of San Diego County on May 30th, 2014. Its at the Marina Village Conference Center (Captain’s Room) 1936 Quivira Way San Diego, CA 92109 Friday, May 30, 2014, 9 – 11 a.m., $10 (Continental breakfast included). Please register and pay by May 23rd at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BKML3TK
Last night was the San Diego Architectural Foundation’s (SDAF) first “Context” event, which featured a discussion between Darlene Shiley, Dr. Irwin Jacobs, and Robert Wellington Quigley about the process that brought the new Central Library to fruition, and its implication for future civic projects in San Diego. [Read more…] about SDAF First ‘Context’ Event, with Jacobs, Shiley, and Quigley, Enjoyable and Enlightening
The long vacant ground floor of the TR Produce Building (888 J Street) may finally receive an occupant under a proposal before Civic San Diego. However, because the prospective tenant is primarily an office use rather than a retail use, it will require a conditional use permit (CUP) subject to certain findings being made. The prospective tenant, Underground Elephant, “focusses on providing enterprise marketing software solutions to companies. . .” The company has 85 – 90 employees and is currently located in 600 B Street. To mitigate its non-conforming use, Underground Elephant proposes a “Coffee bar” at the front of business, which will be open to the public. [Read more…] about TR Produce Creative Space Proposal Another Example of City Council’s Folly in Approving Demolition of Other Creative Space.
Civic San Diego releases proposed bike share location map and report: [Read more…] about Civic San Diego releases proposed bike share location map and report