The apartment project on the back side of the Albertsons Grocery Store in San Diego’s East Village has broken ground. Continue Reading 15th & Market apartments break ground in East Village
The Bank of America Plaza at 450 B St. will begin preliminary design review on Wednesday November 7 by the Civic San Diego (formerly CCDC) Real Estate Committee and Pre-Design Subcommittee. The remodel will Continue Reading Bank of America Plaza at 450 B Street to undergo extensive remodel
San Diego – The Irvine Co. is requesting an extension of the design approvals it received for its proposed office tower at 880 W. Broadway in 2007. The current approvals were set to expire on June 12, 10012 but Irvine applied for an extension. If approved, the extension would run through June 12, 2015 and Irvine would be ineligible for any further extensions. Continue Reading Irvine Co. requests extension of approvals for 880 W. Broadway office tower
San Diego – A new condominium project in Little Italy is undergoing design review at Civic San Diego (formerly CCDC). The project site is 1919 Pacific Highway, sandwiched between the trolley/railroad tracks and Pacific Hwy near West Grape Street, diagonally north across from the County Administration Center, and adjacent to the Marriott Residence Inn.Continue Reading New 7 Story Condo Project for Little Italy Proposed
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 – 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).Continue Reading Demo Clears Way for Urbana Apartments
Since the 1990s, Portland has not had parking minimums in much of the city, from the downtown core to more traditional neighborhoods with single family housing. Portland has been very proud of their no parking minimum. Portland has trumpeted this zoning policy as a shining example of why Portland is the City That Works!
Up until recently, it was very rare for a residential developer to build anything without off-street parking. Finally though, that is changing.Continue Reading Portlandia: Milquetoast Bureau of Planning Edition
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
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Boston – Downtown Crossing has been in the news a lot lately. The Filene’s building recently got a developer, in the past few years the Paramount and Modern theaters and the Boston Opera House have been rehabilitated, Scholars American Bistro and Cocktail Lounge opened a few months ago, and the vacant Modernist building that used to contain Borders Bookstore has an opportunity to do something great for the neighborhood depending on its next tenant.