A deadly hepatitis A outbreak has given city officials an opening to clear some of its entrenched homeless camps, and new shelters could bring more police enforcement too.
At one point last school year, homeless students made up a third of the Barrio Logan school’s total enrollment.
Two public restrooms at Fault Line Park that had been inaccessible for months amid a growing hepatitis A outbreak are now unlocked following questions from Voice of San Diego and a city parks official.
A developer agreed years ago to maintain public restrooms at Fault Line Park in East Village. But homeless people say they remain inaccessible. Meanwhile, experts say hygiene issues could be helping spread the deadliest hepatitis A outbreak in California in 20 years.
In this week’s San Diego Explained, Voice of San Diego’s Kinsee Morlan details some of the concerns about East Village’s rapid development.
It’s true that the building boom in East Village hasn’t included much office space, but that’s partly because the area has been transforming instead into a major educational hub.
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.
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.
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Street homelessness has surged downtown and experts can only speculate about the reasons.