San Diego

San Diego Trolley

San Diego Continues to Widen Roads Despite Pledge to Reduce Car Dependence

Transit advocates say that outdated road widening plans contradict the city's Climate Action Plan.

September 14, 2021 - KPBS

Banc of California Stadium

Sports Stadiums as a Battleground for Affordable Housing

Thanks to new enforcement powers, California's Department of Housing and Community Development can now cite cities for failing to meet affordable housing requirements in stadium redevelopment projects.

September 13, 2021 - CALmatters

Water Treatment

San Diego Launches Massive Sewage Treatment Project

The ambitious Pure Water project is designed to reduce the city's dependence on imported water and limit the amount of sewage dumped into the ocean.

August 27, 2021 - San Diego Union-Tribune

San Diego Waterfront

San Diego Bike Advocates Demand Safer Infrastructure

After 12 people were killed this year biking on San Diego County roads, local advocates are calling for more protected bike lanes and safer bike facilities.

August 4, 2021 - CBS 8 San Diego

San Diego Beach Housing

'Housing for All of Us' Initiative Unveiled in San Diego

The city of San Diego is hoping an expedited community plan process can help deliver more housing, and more affordable housing options, to meet the needs of its residents.

July 26, 2021 - KPBS

Cruise Ships

San Diego Could Expand Parking Reforms to Non-Residential Land Uses

A proposed code amendment would expand parking reforms implemented by San Diego in 2019.

June 7, 2021 - NBC San Diego

San Diego Trolley

San Diego High-Speed Rail Plan Counts on Future Density

Despite slowing population growth statewide, officials believe the region will "grow into" the new rail system if cities promote dense development around transit stations.

June 1, 2021 - San Diego Union-Tribune

Detached backyard cottage in Oregon

San Diego Residents Challenge the City's ADU Regulations

Residents in some of the city's single-family neighborhoods worry about the potential impacts of ADU construction on local character and parking.

May 24, 2021 - San Diego Union-Tribune


200 New Homes; 14,000 Interested Buyers

A large new master planned development in San Diego offers another anecdote about the state of the real estate market in 2021.

May 21, 2021 - The San Diego Union-Tribune

San Diego Harbor

San Diego Passes New Vacation Rental Regulations

The city passed a proposal to limit the number of whole-home vacation rentals and implement new regulations and fees for rental property owners.

March 1, 2021 - Voice of San Diego

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