Downtown’s East Village neighborhood is supposed to be a place where residents can live, work and play, but it turns out that it’s missing an important piece — work.
As our Kinsee Morlan reports in a new story, “an unprecedented building boom is under way, but of the approximately 25 projects in the pipeline in East Village, only four are office buildings. The rest will be mostly apartments and retail.”
This could produce more than a marketing miss. San Diego is trying to become a leader in protecting the environment, but it’s hard to do that when residents of a big new work-play-live neighborhood have to go elsewhere to work. And East Village’s restaurants and shops could have trouble surviving without office workers wandering around.
Not everyone thinks it’s a problem, though. One downtown booster thinks the neighborhood is just following a typical development cycle.
Morlan’s story analyzes the lack of office space and possible solutions.
More Water Testing in S.D. Schools
The San Diego Unified School District is testing more schools for lead in water after high amounts were found at Emerson-Bandini Elementary School. NBC 7 reports that five schools are being tested per day, and it has a map of where the testing is being done.
We Stand Up for You. Will You Stand Up for Us?
Wow, the San Onofre nuclear site is massive. In the 70's, there was much worry over leakage of this site. Unfortunately, it CAN NEVER be developed, I hope that isn't their ulimate goal to a unsuspecting generation, And sold as prime estate, like what they do in this city, Bulild ontop of waste sites, especially Downtown , I lived here Downtown at the Palms for 5 years and watched Hazmat for months working on the toxic dump that now sits one of the older develoments next door to the Palms. It's been all covered up.Then we have a a newer condo from the good folks from the Bridge, who hazmat tried for months to scrub the formadahyde of the Celedon and Dog Hause building. I SEE this stuff happening....