There are 57 million square miles of land on earth, including the 4,206 square miles of San Diego County. Even as our population grows, spaces in the midst of our concrete jungle lay strangely fallow. This is an occasional series to explore those mysteriously unused or seemingly untended bits of land.
What’s that lot? We’re talking about two related lots, each abutting Interstate 15 in City Heights. One is at the southwest corner of University and 40th Street, the other is at the northeast corner of El Cajon Boulevard and Central Avenue. Each lot is about a quarter acre – about as big as an Olympic-sized swimming pool.