Two environmental attorneys are gearing up to force coastal cities’ hands in making way for new housing. Attorneys Marco Gonzalez and Cory Briggs have said they’re planning to file lawsuits against Encinitas and Del Mar over land use issues that have ended up on the ballot in both cities this November.
In this week’s San Diego Explained, NBC 7 San Diego’s Monica Dean and Voice of San Diego’s Maya Srikrishnan explain a controversial measure in Encinitas.
As the county rewrites its Climate Action Plan, it’s simultaneously considering several big developments that could impact the environment. Environmentalists are concerned the projects would make it impossible for the county to meet the greenhouse gas reduction targets the state says it needs to meet by 2030.
Its most prominent backers are falling off, one by one. The city of San Diego no longer even controls the land it would need. The plan faces a passionate foe in court. Yet its remaining backers are still deeply committed – and think there’s a chance they could overcome all of that.
A stadium located downtown would be an irreversible and unprecedented planning disaster. Urban planners and architects, whose job it is to envision the consequences of things like this, are unusually united in their opposition to Measure C.
Gay Sinclair has been selling off many of the buildings she owns in and around East Village. The one she says she’ll never give up is the historic Wonder Bread building. Yet she might not have a choice. If Measure C passes, there’s a chance the city could use eminent domain to force Sinclair to accept a deal and clear the way for a convadium. It wouldn’t be the first time she’s been forced to surrender a historic building for a stadium.
In weighing in on Measure B, voters are not just rendering a decision on Lilac Hills Ranch. They may also be setting two major precedents about development in the county.
Both candidates running for county supervisor agree on one thing when it comes to Lilac Hills Ranch: They wish it never went to the ballot in the first place.
Space 4 Art sits in the shadow of a construction crane, one of several towering over the East Village right now. “We’re surrounded on three sides by developers putting up high rises,” said Bob Leathers, one of the Space 4 Art founders. “It’s cranes galore down here.” Space 4 Art is in a brick and […]
In a letter obtained by Voice of San Diego, Chargers owner Dean Spanos pledged to labor unions to establish a community land trust for neighborhoods that would most likely see increased property values and gentrification.