Core : a Downtown San Diego Neighborhood
Located in downtown San Diego’s Core lays the center of a bustling business district, amongst a lot of history. City Hall, the Civic Center, financial and corporate institutions, as well as Central Government, thrive here. A revitalization and rejuvenation of historical buildings for residential, retail and commercial opportunities is evolving. A history of growth is evident.
In the 1860’s, Alonzo Horton saw the opportunity to develop hotels and retail in this district, which he did. During the 1920’s, several grand theaters joined the ranks of this flourishing neighborhood. The inception of the Centre City Development Corporation in 1975 further allowed the role of the Core District to be a regional hub for retail, entertainment, government, finance and business.
Projects, current and future, keep the developmental-and historical-spirit alive in the Core. With City Hall and the Civic Center located here, there is a natural integration of art and culture and a natural (and much needed) desire to polish this public realm. The C-Street trolley is an artery for downtown’s east-west travel and plans for improvement of this substantial transportation line are prepared. The hustle, bustle and vision of growth in our city’s center continue to live on.