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Silver and blue train passing by on track at the edge of Pacific Ocean in San Clemente, California.

Storms Sever California Rail Line—Again

The coast-hugging rail corridor linking Los Angeles and San Diego faces an uncertain future as mudslides once again force part of the line to close.

February 6, 2024 - Smart Cities Dive

Arched entrance sign over street to San Diego's historic Gaslamp Quarter with slogan "historic heart of San Diego."

San Diego to Update Historic Preservation Program

The city wants to identify new areas for preservation while streamlining processes to promote adaptive reuse of historic properties.

January 24, 2024 - Times of San Diego

Google street view of Bethel AME church in San Diego, California. White building with red Spanis-style tile roof.

San Diego Church Breaks Ground on Housing Project

The 25-unit development is part of a growing ‘Yes in God’s Backyard’ movement to build housing on properties owned by faith-based organizations.

January 19, 2024 - KPBS

Red San Diego trolley in front of 1915 Neo-Spanish building at Santa Fe Depot in downtown San Diego, California.

San Diego Region Developing Long-Range Transportation Plan

The new plan, set to take effect in 2025, accounts for changes in mobility patterns brought on by remote work.

December 12, 2023 - Axios

Red San Diego Trolley light rail train at station with passengers walking on platform and Spanish-style dome building in background.

San Diego Trolley Nation’s Most Popular Light Rail

The system's ridership benefited from an extension project and free transit for youth.

November 30, 2023 - Axios

SMall backyard cottage ADU in San Diego, California.

San Diegans at Odds Over ‘Granny Towers’

A provision in the city’s ADU ordinance allows developers to build an essentially unlimited number of units on single-family lots.

November 29, 2023 - CALmatters

View of dense San Diego neighborhood with multi-family buildings.

San Diego Mayor’s Housing Plan Fails in Council

A proposal to stimulate more housing production in the city was opposed from multiple sides.

November 15, 2023 - Times of San Diego

Apartment buildings in San Diego, California

San Diego Housing Programs Awarded $4.8 Million

The new funding will support city projects aimed at streamlining the process for building affordable housing and transit-oriented development.

October 23, 2023 - NBC San Diego

The tops of umbrellas for outdoor dining spaces are visible with large buildings in the background on a sunny day in the city of San Diego.

California Regulators Require Parking Replacement for Outdoor Dining Spaces

The city of San Diego’s Spaces as Places outdoor dining program includes a critical parking requirement mandated by the California Coastal Commission.

August 28, 2023 - La Jolla Light

Apartment buildings in San Diego, California

San Diego Planning Commission Rejects Voluntary State Density Law

The density-enabling mechanisms of the California law Senate Bill 10 are too much for San Diego’s citizen planners.

August 10, 2023 - The San Diego Union-Tribune

An airplane flies over the Cabrillo Freeway (State Route 163) as it passes through Balboa Park and into the downtown area of San Diego, California.

San Diego Park Funds to Finance Freeway Exit Ramp

City staff say the damaged ramp’s location in Balboa Park makes it eligible for funding from a regional park improvement pool.

August 2, 2023 - KPBS

The historic San Diego City and County Administration Building in Southern California.

San Diego Camping Ban Set to Take Effect, but Details Remain Murky

The city plans to crack down on unhoused people camping on city property, but has yet to identify parks and school zones targeted for enforcement under the new ordinance.

July 17, 2023 - Voice of San Diego

Solar panels and wind turbines against sunset colors

San Diego to Install Solar ‘Microgrids’

The self-sufficient energy systems will help the city improve its resiliency during power outages.

July 13, 2023 - Smart Cities Dive

Two blue and white tents on a paved bike trail under an overpass in San Diego, California with palm tree and vegetation on one side

How San Diego Camping Ban Could Impact Neighborhoods

An ordinance supported by the city’s mayor would bar people from sleeping on the street near shelters or services, but critics say it will simply push people to other neighborhoods and put them farther away from the supportive services they need.

June 8, 2023 - Voice of San Diego

Otay Mesa Port of Entry building at U.S.-Mexico border

San Diego Region Plans for Rail Expansion, New Border Crossing, More Bike Lanes

The budget proposed by the San Diego Association of Governments focuses on a new port of entry, expansion of the regional bikeway system, and mitigating coastal erosion.

May 18, 2023 - San Diego Union-Tribune

Aerial view of desalination plant in Carlsbad, California

Federal Loan to Support San Diego Desalination Plant Overhaul

The financing will go toward funding an updated cooling system and ensuring the protection of local marine life.

March 28, 2023 - The San Diego Union-Tribune

San Diego skyline and apartment buildings

San Diego Expands Transit Oriented Zoning From a Half-Mile to a Mile

A recent package of code changes by the city of San Diego will make it possible to build high-rise residential buildings and accessory dwelling units in larger areas around public transit.

February 23, 2023 - The San Diego Union-Tribune

San Diego skyline and apartment buildings

Proposed San Diego Code Update Seeks to Increase Density Near Transit

A set of proposed updates to the city’s development code would expand TOD zones and encourage more backyard dwellings.

January 9, 2023 - Del Mar Times

Google Street View of San Diego Central Library building, slated to be converted into temporary shelter for unhoused residents

Old San Diego Library to Become Shelter

The long-disused Central Library will accommodate 26 unhoused residents starting later this month.

January 5, 2023 - Voice of San Diego

San Diego Waterfront

Opinion: To Meet Climate Goals, San Diego Must Improve Bike Infrastructure

The city wants to drastically reduce carbon emissions, but bike advocates argue it has not done enough to make biking and walking in the city safer and more convenient.

January 3, 2023 - San Diego Magazine

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