Street homelessness has surged downtown and experts can only speculate about the reasons.
East Village is in a moment of massive transition. While the neighborhood’s quickly gentrifying and new people and businesses are moving in, the homeless population is also peaking. The tension between those two camps is on full public view at Fault Line Park.
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 […]
Beginning in the 1980s, San Diego leaders pushed the city’s homeless providers to move to East Village, a decision that’s helped fuel the neighborhood’s growing homeless crisis.
Welcome to East Village, the front line of San Diego’s homelessness crisis. Street homelessness is up countywide but the problem is growing at a particularly rapid clip here. The neighborhood’s homeless population has spiked nearly 80 percent in the last year alone.
The growing downtown homeless population – and increased real estate developments downtown – have prompted a rise in complaints with the city’s environmental services department about trash, abandoned items and waste near increasingly-common homeless encampments. The spike in complaints has led to larger clean-up operations. City crews give the homeless 72 hours to move their […]
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.
City officials approved a developer’s request to end a loan agreement that required a prime commercial space in the East Village be rented to an arts organization at a significantly reduced price through 2027.
Replacing the city’s winter tents is a 350-bed, year-round, bricks-and-mortar homeless shelter in St. Vincent de Paul’s Paul Mirable Center in East Village. A continuation of the winter tents — let alone a year-round shelter — wasn’t supposed to be in the city’s future, and the move has been questioned for a few reasons. Here are four things to keep in mind amid all the changes.
The death of redevelopment threw a wrench into a Petco Park deal that taxpayers were assured would pay for itself. The situation presents a cautionary tale for officials and taxpayers considering a new Chargers stadium.