Tag Archives: Redevelopment

Lot on El Cajon Boulevard May Soon Be Vacant No More

Beryl Forman and Tootie Thomas discuss plans for an empty lot along El Cajon Boulevard in City Heights, April 14, 2016. By Megan Burks The state’s redevelopment program to invest in blighted communities left behind a lot of successes when … Continue reading

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Emerald Wants Zombie Redevelopment Dollars for City Heights

By Andrew Keatts Councilman David Alvarez calls it the Catch-22 of San Diego development. Where development is economically viable, it isn’t politically viable. And where it’s politically viable, it isn’t economically viable. In the end, you’ve got developers desperate to … Continue reading

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Teen Producers: The Changing Face of El Cajon Boulevard

Teen Producers Project New businesses bring new people and new people transform a neighborhood. That’s the premise behind the latest video by the Teen Producers, a a group of youth filmmakers at the Media Arts Center. Their piece centers on … Continue reading

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A Ballroom Stuck in Limbo

The Silverado Ballroom restoration is stuck in limbo as San Diego sniffs out redevelopment scraps. | Video Credit: Brian Myers By Brian Myers and Megan Burks Situated on one of City Heights’ busiest street corners, University and Euclid avenues, the … Continue reading

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En Defensa de las Viviendas Asequibles

Por Michelle Jaramillo, San Diego Housing Federation Click here to read it in English San Diego es un lugar extremadamente diverso. Desafortunadamente, esta diversidad no se extiende a las opciones de vivienda disponibles para las familias. La realidad es que … Continue reading

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Affordable Housing Advocates to Propose Legislation in Lieu of Redevelopment

By Michelle Jaramillo, San Diego Housing Federation Haga click aquí para leerlo la en Español San Diego is a place brimming with diversity. Unfortunately, the diversity does not extend to the housing options from which families can choose. The hard … Continue reading

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Tweet City Heights: News of Crawford Students’ Good Deed Crosses the Pond

By Megan Burks News of Crawford Students’ Good Deed Crosses the Pond U-T San Diego had a story last week about a group of Crawford students nominated for homecoming king who asked to be taken off of the ballot so … Continue reading

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Tweet City Heights: Nearly 1 in 6 Families Had Trouble Getting Food Last Year

By Megan Burks Nearly 1 in 6 U.S. Households Had Trouble Getting Food Last Year A report out by the U.S. Department of Agriculture found 14.9 percent, or 17.9 million, households had difficulty putting food on the table at least … Continue reading

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Ten Years Out, Affordable Housing Still Lacking

City Heights Square, Senior Community Center’s affordable senior housing | Photo Credit: Katie Euphrat By Katie Orr Ten years ago today, the San Diego City Council took action to make it easier to build affordable housing developments. But a decade … Continue reading

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City Heights Projects Pass First Post-Redevelopment Hurdle

By Megan Burks More than $200 million in City Heights redevelopment projects lurched forward last week after a new oversight board gave the OK to all remaining projects in the city. The board was set up to assess a list … Continue reading

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