May 2, 2014 @ 8:21 p.m.
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.
March 4, 2014 @ 9:05 p.m.
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.
Feb. 24, 2014 @ 6:09 p.m.
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.
Feb. 17, 2014 @ 10:01 a.m.
I like it, lots of words creatively used, just like in the Reader.
Feb. 16, 2014 @ 11:13 a.m.
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.
Feb. 7, 2014 @ 5:05 p.m.
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.
Jan. 13, 2014 @ 8:39 p.m.
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.
Jan. 13, 2014 @ 7:40 p.m.
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.
Aug. 27, 2013 @ 1:01 p.m.
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.
Aug. 2, 2013 @ 9:41 p.m.
I thought the article was witty. Yes, Eastlake is a very nice place to live for all the reasons left by the commenters. I worked there for five years and saw a great deal of ethnic diversity. It's just not for everyone and neither is North Park and Hillcrest. I love living in North Park because it's such a walkable area. Plus, it's grown over the decades as shown by the wide variety of architecture and changes in the businesses. Cities and suburbs evolve over time. The trees grow taller, new businesses appear, the area becomes more "homey".
Elizabeth, maybe really all Eastlake needs for your taste is time to mature and become a tad less planned.
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