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.
Andrew Keatts | April 24, 2014 |
‘We’re the Guys Who Want to Make Your Neighborhood Fun’
Andrew Keatts | February 7, 2014 |
What Otay Mesa Wants Out of Its New Community Plan
Andrew Keatts | February 3, 2014 |
Mid-City Youth Throw Some Hardballs at the Mayoral Candidates
The forum in City Heights hosted by San Diego 6 and community groups Mid-City CAN Youth Council and Cesar Chavez Service Club had a decidedly different feel than most political debates, thanks to some youth panelists who can't even vote yet.
Megan Burks | January 27, 2014 |
Sanders: Jobs Coalition Won’t ‘Negotiate Against Ourselves’
Andrew Keatts | January 13, 2014 |
Tax Increases to Pay for Affordable Housing: Who Supports What
Members of the Jobs Coalition say they support tax increases to fund affordable housing. But nailing down precisely which members support which tax hikes is tough since the group never took a formal vote on each item.