Neighborhood Growth

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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.

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.

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.

The Mayor Wants More Houses in San Diego

Mayor Kevin Faulconer says more homes will stabilize housing prices. How does he want to boost supply? Mostly by adding funding to existing efforts, and the ever-popular streamlining of regulations, restrictions and processes.

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.

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.

A Reader’s Guide to the Megabond

A megabond would be a mega way to fix a mega city problem. But it will take a lot of work for city leaders to persuade voters they should increase taxes to do it.