Comments by SanCarlosGuy2001

Space for a Shack in Hillcrest?

Love the title of this article, it caught my attention! I've stopped by this Radio Shack location a couple times and found the sales people to be very helpful. I hope they are able to stay in Hillcrest. They're in a very competitive business and somehow need to change their image to one more current.Good luck to them.

Where low-income LGBT seniors can live

More housing for seniors with very limited incomes is sorely needed especially in San Diego's more densely populated areas. I'm sure that no on one meeting the income and age qualifications would be turned away from applying for an apt. Seniors, especially ones that are GLBT are especially vulnerable to discrimination from their peers. A welcoming, reasonably priced, safe place to live would be a godsend to them.

Hotel design

Looks like a good use of the property. Perhaps, a mid-price range hotel would do well here and one is sorely needed downtown. Architectural drawings can sometimes be more a general concept versus the actual appearance of the final project.

Historic building to become University Heights library?

I won't debate the esthetics of the building. My questions is what is the best use of a historic property on a good chunk of highly valuable land? I'd suggest selling some of the land to a developer with an agreement to repair the building for public use. Or, if financially feasible, develop the upper floor for market value housing while retaining the bottom floor for commercial use. The school district might actually be able to negotiate a deal to make a profit with proceeds going towards apprenticeship programs for students to learn about building trades. Maybe, students could actually obtain hands on experience assisting in restoring the building.

Entry for artcover contest.

I like it, lots of words creatively used, just like in the Reader.

North Park’s Labor Ready office closes permanently

The NP business district has improved. However, at the moment there seems to be a slump. The terrible condition of the building at 3020 University is a disgrace. I've contacted Todd Gloria's office twice about it but nothing has been done. The problem with these vacant buildings is that they detract from all the great local businesses and progress that has been done in the area. I'd also like to see more development along the Western section of University from the Albertson's store west.

Downtown bathroom project plans approved

They seem like a good idea. I just wonder about the locations of them. The city doesn't seem to be flush with cash. I'd also expect something a bit more for $100,000.00 apiece.

Group fights for University Heights boundary rights

I wouldn't be surprised if Logan Heights starts changing. It's close to downtown, transportation, employers, and near the bay. You'll know the neighborhood is changing when artist move in.

Group fights for University Heights boundary rights

Sounds like a similar situation just west of me on Georgia Street near Robinson. I think the west side of Georgia on a couple blocks is in the 92103, Hillcrest zip code and the east side is 92104, North Park. (Hillcrest currently enjoying higher property values: and taxes). Of course, it might not make that much difference in the next few years as NP becomes more popular. The same might be said about the stretch of Texas Street in dispute in this article. The popularity and property values in neighborhoods change over time.

North Park coffee roaster gets San Diego's first parklet

I like the idea and that no public funds are being used. Parking is always at a premium in the area. However, I don't think 3-4 lost spaces shouldn't make much difference.


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