Rich suburbs have no more room and are experiencing low population growth. Meanwhile, the highest growth in San Diego County is in lower middle-income Vista. Together, these two trends show how poor transportation and growth-restricting zoning limit the county’s access to good jobs.
Among the 130 housing bills before the state Legislature is one sponsored by the city of San Diego that would allow local housing authorities, like the San Diego Housing Commission, to build middle-income housing.
Though plans for a border wall – a literal barricade dividing the U.S. and Mexico – are moving forward, the vision for a property just south of the existing border fence strives to connect Tijuana and San Diego more than ever by becoming a hub for where people from both sides of the border can live and work.
Housing costs have repelled many prospective migrants, and at the same time encouraged residents to relocate to Riverside County. Disproportionately, those leaving San Diego for Riverside are low-income people, not well-off homeowners chasing a bigger house.
Even though the vacancy rate for downtown office space is the lowest it’s been in years, most developers and investors building in East Village are still sticking with the safer bet: apartments.
Carlsbad Council is confident that data from increased surveillance will stay secure, Encinitas gets sued over housing yet again and more in our weekly roundup of news from North County.
San Diegans don’t hate density. What folks don’t like is when new density and development aren’t preceded by necessary infrastructure upgrades.
Bay Park and nearby residents are once again mobilizing for a fight against new homes and taller buildings near a planned new trolley stop. This time, the city may not back down as easily.
Polling shows 2016 voters opposed residential development – especially Republican voters.
On this week’s show, housing market analyst talks about why home prices are high but home payments might not be, and Union-Tribune reporter Lyndsay Winkley sheds light and context on the city’s rising murder rate.