Voters roundly rejected a measure in November that would have greenlit the sprawling Lilac Hills Ranch project near Valley Center. But Accretive Investments, the project’s developers, submitted paperwork last week to San Diego County’s planning department that could keep the project alive.
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.
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.
San Diego City Councilman Scott Sherman teamed up with Councilman David Alvarez a few months ago to host a housing summit in which the public offered input and presented solutions to San Diego’s housing crisis. One solution offered was easing restrictions to build accessory dwelling units, or granny flats. Granny flats are smaller, independent units […]
East Village is in the midst of an unprecedented building boom. People of the neighborhood are filled with hopes, and concerns, about how the neighborhood will look once the cranes come down.
When Marie Waldron was on the Escondido City Council, she proposed an ordinance to keep landlords from renting to undocumented immigrants, and the state soon passed a law outlying similar local decisions. Curiously, Waldron, now an assemblywoman, just voted to strengthen the state law passed in reaction to her proposal in Escondido.
The only real solution for the disabled homeless population is permanent supportive housing.
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.
While San Diego homes are unusually expensive, low rates have been keeping a lid on monthly mortgage payments. But low rates don’t assure high home prices — the two have actually had a very inconsistent relationship in the past.