Community-led improvement projects, or “placemaking,” help residents take ownership of a space and make it safer, cleaner and more enjoyable. But without an established process, projects are treated as development projects (akin to constructing a new apartment building) requiring a range of permits at high cost.
The Navy’s new Coastal Campus project has become a vehicle of sorts for Coronado residents and their city government to vent about the Navy’s existing footprint.
It’s no secret we have a long way to go to address our housing crisis. But what we cannot do is halt innovation under the false pretense it will solve this problem.
Neighborhood activists have decades’ worth of archives on the history of Chicano Park. They have a name picked out for a future museum, and a website. What they don’t have is a building — that’s where they hope the city steps in.
San Diego can either decide to help East Village on its current path of transforming into an innovative, economic district or it can bend to the will of billionaires.
An Encanto community group tried to revitalize a neglected neighborhood space. It engaged the city, asking what it must do to make the project happen legally. Now city bureaucracy has thrown the whole thing into jeopardy.
People still have all the feelings about the Balboa Park centennial, Jordan Peimer is making his mark at ArtPower!, taking art and music pairings to new heights at San Diego Museum of Art and more in our weekly culture roundup.
Encinitas is vulnerable to lawsuits since it hasn’t adopted a required plan to provide enough low-income housing. But it hopes to ask voters to approve such a plan in next year’s election.
Veronica Lynne captures an epic photo from the show at Ocean Beach.
For months, I scanned the social-networking-for-neighbors app Nextdoor with relatively passive interest. But over the last several weeks, things started getting a little weird in South Park.