The Local Choice Produce Market is now open in the Pearl District, at the SE corner of NW 9th & Everett. A true labor of love – the owners, Don & Georganne Sader, live in the neighborhood only a few blocks away.Continue Reading Local Choice Produce Market Now Open in Pearl District
San Diego – A new development proposal for the Northeast corner of 8th Ave. and “B” St, just East of Symphony Towers, is in design review at Civic San Diego (formerly CCDC). The site is currently partially occupied by a Brake Depot and the rest of block is surface parking. The site is already partially excavated. It comes before the Pre-Design Subcommittee of the Centre City Advisory Committee (CCAC) on Oct. 3, 2012,Continue Reading Blue Sky for Hole at 8th & B?
San Diego – The Lucia Nel Cielo apartment and retail development will come to the Centre City Advisory Committee’s Pre-Design Subcommittee on September 4, 2012 at 5:15 PM. Continue Reading Design Review Begins on “SD Mega Block” Project
At the edge of the Pearl District, a mixed-use development at the corner of NW Everett Street and Park Avenue is poised to bring new energy into the North Park Blocks. Continue Reading Lemon Hotel to infuse new life in the North Park Blocks
What is one of the first things I consider when I’m working in a mixed-use district, whether I’m helping private sector developers strategize acquisitions, or diagnosing and suggesting improvements to an economically underperforming city?
Los Angeles, CA – The newly extended Expo line has created a lot of excitement in the Downtown area and surrounding communities. Both the local area and USC have greatly benefitted from this new project. It allows community members to have the opportunity to not only explore different parts of Los Angeles, but also allows the community to have easier access and opportunities to jobs and employment.Continue Reading Expo Line – Culver City and Farmdale stations opened
San Diego – On July 1, 2012, the loss of redevelopment will be felt in a very tangible and palpable manner by anyone planning a project involving a development or “discretionary” use downtown. Continue Reading Post-redevelopment fees set to go up downtown . . . way up.
San Diego – the Cedar Gateway project was recently completed in the Cortez Hill neighborhood. The six story 65 unit residential apartment building is located at 1620 Sixth Avenue on the block bounded by 5th and 6th Avenues, Cedar Street and I-5. It is an affordable housing project with 23 one bedroom apartments set aside for people with special needs who will receive supportive services. Additionally, these units are reserved for households making less than 25% of area medium income (AMI).Continue Reading Cedar Gateway Apartments Completed in Downtown’s Cortez Neighborhood
Downtown LA developers plan to break ground Tuesday on a three-building apartment complex, reported Los Angeles Downtown News.Continue Reading Developers to Break Ground on Downtown Apartment Project Tuesday
Do people actually walk in Los Angeles? I certainly do, but obviously, I cannot speak for all Angelenos. As a Downtown (DTLA) resident and someone who enjoys walking daily, I was glad to learn that DTLA was recently named the “most walkable neighborhood in Los Angeles.” With a Walk Score of 92, DTLA is considered a “walker’s paradise.” The next most walking-friendly neighborhoods are Koreatown and Mid-City. (Walk Score is a number between 0 and 100 that measures the walkability of any address.) Continue Reading Walking in Los Angeles