Category Archives: October 2008

Halloween 2008 in Downtown San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter

downtown-san-diego-urban-lifestyle/halloween-2008-in-downtown-san-diegos-gaslamp-quarter/267/ October 31st 2008 means a Friday Halloween in the Gaslamp Quarter. Any average night in the Gaslamp is a great party, but tonight will be extra special. Everyone from the higher end clubs like Stingeree to Henrys Pub is having a Halloween Party and Costume contest. Gaslamp.org is a great resource for the special… Read More

2008 Downtown San Diego CCAC Elections

downtown-san-diego-real-estate/2008-downtown-san-diego-ccac-elections/265/ When discussing the state of infrastructure and real estate development in Downtown San Diego, it is impossible not to mention the CCDC (Centre City Development Corporation). The CCDC acts as the redevelopment agency overseeing all the development of residential, commercial, and infrastructure in Downtown San Diego since 1976. The successes of Urban Redevelopment in… Read More

Downtown San Diego Resale Market Analysis

downtown-san-diego-real-estate/downtown-san-diego-resale-market-analysis/264/ This months issue of the San Diego Metropolitan was devoted specifically to the 92101 zip code and Downtown San Diego Real Estate. There was an interesting article written by Dennis Serraglio (a representative of BOSA Development) entitled: Bigger and Better Homes. 92101 Urban Living comments on statistics pertaining to the analysis of the Downtown… Read More

Downtown San Diego Infrastructure Growth: Development of the 10th Avenue Terminal?

downtown-san-diego-real-estate/downtown-san-diego-infrastructure-growth-development-of-the-10th-avenue-terminal/263/ In all cases, growth of infrastructure in an urban area contributes to the overall value of both the commercial and residential Real Estate. In Downtown San Diego Real Estate this concept holds true. The value of Downtown San Diego Condos and Downtown San Diego Lofts is directly tied to this infrastructure growth labeled Location!… Read More

National City rejects Downtown San Diego’s proposed 10th Avenue deck

downtown-san-diego-real-estate/national-city-rejects-downtown-san-diegos-proposed-10th-avenue-deck/262/ Damn. The proverbial beer truck on it’s way to a futuristic NFL stadium built on prime waterfront property just lost another load. On Wednesday, October 8th, yet another subset of the San Diego port community spoke out against the proposed 10th Avenue deck. “National City rejects Downtown San Diego’s proposed 10th Avenue deck” was… Read More

Financial crisis: What lies ahead in 2009?

downtown-san-diego-real-estate/financial-crisis-what-lies-ahead-in-2009/261/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DV5FxW8Aw6Q Dr. Sherry Cooper from BMO Financial Group was interviewed by the Associated Press on October 8th, 2008. The clip is entitled “The Financial Crisis: What lies ahead in 2009?” In this video, Dr. Cooper provides an general overview of some general steps that the Federal Government must take to correct the current financial… Read More

Blue Angels’ Friday performance at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

video/blue-angels-friday-performance-at-marine-corps-air-station-miramar/260/ Check out a 59 second video of the Blue Angels’ Friday October 3rd performance at that Miramar Airshow. Pretty amazing stuff! Special thanks to Jeff Dillon for posting this in the community content section of SignOnSanDiego.com. -Pete Thistle, [email protected]

A look inside Downtown San Diego’s North Embarcadero Visionary Plan

downtown-san-diego-urban-lifestyle/a-look-inside-downtown-san-diegos-north-embarcadero-visionary-plan/259/ According to SignOnSanDiego.com, “Officials have approved the first phase of a plan for redesigned streets, landscaping, lighting and public amenities along North Harbor Drive. The first phase is expected to cost $28 million, with the overall plan costing $200 million.” For the full story, read Jeanette Steele’s San Diego Union Tribune article written on… Read More

Downtown San Diego…Just A Bunch of Buildings

downtown-san-diego-urban-lifestyle/downtown-san-diegojust-a-bunch-of-buildings/258/ A person at a get together recently made the comment to me that Downtown San Diego was “just a bunch of buildings”. He said it with a smug look on his face. He went on to say that there weren’t any lights on in the buildings and it’s just a collapsing market with a… Read More

Convention Center Expansion

downtown-san-diego-real-estate/convention-center-expansion/257/ Just South of the existing Convention Center is a big patch of dirt. On one side is the San Diego Convention Center. On the other side is the Embarcadero Marina Park South that features basketball courts, the Summer Pops and Joe’s Crab Shack. The big patch of dirt in between is not a serene,… Read More