Nobody likes uncertainty. Certainly not the developers of a billion dollar mixed-use project that encounters community opposition due to traffic impacts. Nor the public transportation agency that runs into fairy shrimp on the future route of a trolley line. Nor the city planners for multifamily housing around a transit station that face a revolt from […]
A city makes many investments, such as infrastructure improvements, life and safety services, and in their employees. To fund such, cities rely upon new development and construction to fuel its economic generation engine with new jobs, housing, shops, parks, fees, and tax revenues.We have all experienced the difficulties with building new developments in Southern California. […]
As I occasionally do, today I used Car2Go for a mid-day meeting. I took the trolley to work. I had a meeting in Mission Valley but not near the trolley Line.
Real walkable neighborhoods[i] are in such demand today that they are creating a real estate frenzy[ii] in older walkable cities like San Francisco, Boston and New York. The reason for the frenzy is simple economics of supply and demand. The demand for Walkable Urbanism[iii] is increasingly outstripping the supply and this situation seems to be […]
The month of June saw the opening of a major exhibition on the works of Le Corbusier at New York’s Museum of Modern Art and the signing of a contract for a $2.2 million apartment in Lincoln Towers, about 20 blocks north of the museum. What, you may ask, do these events have to do […]
These days, a lot of projects are crashing through the gates of community plans and dashing existing neighborhood character under the banners of smart growth or transit oriented development.
San Diego – Downtown’s East Village last week saw the demolition of two one-story warehouse buildings on Tenth Avenue between Island and J Street. The buildings were not deemed historical by the City but were much loved by their former tenants (e.g., Flirt Urban Salon now relocated to Eighth Ave. between F & G Streets).
San Diego – the La Cusma apartments building is nearing completion in Little Italy on the Northeast corner of Columbia Street and Fir Street, one block west of I-5. The architect for the project is Carrier Johnson and the developer is “Columbia Street, LLC.”
Downtown LA developers plan to break ground Tuesday on a three-building apartment complex, reported Los Angeles Downtown News.