Civic San Diego has released a draft of the long awaited Downtown San Diego Mobility Plan. It proposes significant changes to the street grid with a goal of reducing travel by car and increasing trips by bike and foot. Another objective is to lower carbon emissions in accordance with state law.Continue Reading Downtown San Diego Mobility Plan — Draft Released
Despite community plan policies disfavoring surface parking and encouraging the retention of fine grain development, the adaptive reuse of existing structures, and encouraging walking, biking, and public transit use, Civic San Diego staff is recommending the approval of the expansion of a surface parking lot on the block bounded by F St. and 7th and 8th Ave. Additionally, they are making this recommendation despite the fact that it will require the demolition of several viable and recently occupied commercial buildings. The sole reason offered for recommending approval of demolition for a surface parking is that there is a demand for parking – as if such parking demand was unknown when the Downtown Community Plan was adopted. This recommendation essentially casts aside the community plan goals while at the same time reciting them in the report making the recommendation.
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)
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