San Diego’s Richest Poor Neighborhood, Two Decades Later
In 1993, Sol Price flipped the switch on what has become decades of philanthropic investment in City Heights. Two foundations alone have spent more than a quarter billion there since 2000. So what's come of all that money? Are residents better off because of it?
Megan Burks | November 18, 2014 |
Marco Gonzalez Calls ‘Bullshit’ on Dense Development Objectors
Andrew Keatts | October 20, 2014 |
Stop Talking About Density. Start Talking About Place.
Howard Blackson | October 8, 2014 |
Behind the Competing Plans to Make Over Hillcrest
After SANDAG's plan to add more bike lanes in Hillcrest met big backlash, the group reached out for help in creating alternatives. One has taken off with local business owners. But there are parking spots at stake, which means no one agrees completely.
Matthew Hose | October 7, 2014 |
San Diego’s Next Density Fight
City planners are eyeing changes to Grantville: They want to take the industrial area and turn it into one with lots of apartments and retail storefronts, an urban village based around the neighborhood's trolley stop. But if history's any guide, that'll be easier said than done.
Andrew Keatts | July 23, 2014 |
Conflict Pushes Fulton Out of Bay Park Decision
The city is selecting a consultant to rewrite development restrictions around two new trolley stops. Planning director Bill Fulton removed himself from the decision due to a conflict of interest under the city's ethics ordinance.
Andrew Keatts | July 17, 2014 |
Barrio Logan Group Wants Artists to Rise Along With New Buildings
Barrio Logan is in the midst of a self-imposed identity crisis. Enter the Barrio Art Association. The group has been formed to fulfill two missions: promote Barrio Logan artists and to preserve the area’s Chicano heritage.
Alex Zaragoza | July 14, 2014 |
The 500 Percent Fee Hike on Developers That Passed With Barely a Peep
Megan Burks | June 11, 2014 |
The Voter’s Guide to Props. B and C
A plan to separate homes and businesses in Barrio Logan quickly became shipbuilders' Public Enemy No. 1. The issue loomed large in the mayor's race and was the subject of an aggressive signature-gathering campaign. Now voters will decide whether it lives or dies.
Andrew Keatts | May 29, 2014 |
An Unruly Clairemont Crowd Asks: ‘Leave Us in Peace’
Clairemont and Bay Park residents said at a Wednesday town hall that they won't entertain any plan to increase the size and scale of development in their neighborhood. To punctuate the point, the raucous, 300-plus crowd booed one opposing voice out of the room.
Andrew Keatts | May 1, 2014 |
City on Raising Clairemont Height Limit: Nevermind
San Diego planners have backed off a plan to raise the 30-foot limit on building height next to the future site of a trolley station at Clairemont Drive, just east of I-5, amid vocal opposition from residents.