Whether a project can get a permit in about a month or about a year depends on where it lands on an important threshold that dictates how much scrutiny goes to a new project. One major way the City Council sets those thresholds is by updating community plans.
City leaders would love to take credit for the drop in the time it takes to get a project approved, but even the city’s own Development Services Department recognizes there’s more to it than that.
San Diego’s Development Services Department is doling out permits faster than at any point in the last 10 years.
Approval times have returned to pre-recession levels, and in some cases they’ve slightly improved.
What’s that sound? Oh, it’s the deafening roar of the Chargers stadium hubbub. We put a call out to our members on what they want us to dig into. Here’s what they said.
Can One Paseo’s take-no-prisoners approach work? The answer is the elephant in the room: Yes.
In the lobbying war over a plan to build a mixed-use development in Carmel Valley, the owners of a nearby shopping center say two lawsuits were just meant to silence their opposition.
If San Diego truly wants to be known as a “hub for innovation,” we can’t ignore the enormous potential of a platform like Airbnb, especially in a city known for tourism.
If One Paseo would really set a “dangerous precedent,” as opponents claim, then we need more “danger” in our lives.
What’s it going to take to fix housing in San Diego? We asked three unofficial experts around town for their ideas. Trigger warning: The D-word loomed large in their answers.