Category: News

February 23, 2017

Hundreds Pack One Paseo City Council Hearing

Original article appears on NBC 7 News

More than 600 people signed up to speak on the controversial Carmel Valley development called One Paseo. NBC 7's Artie Ojeda has more on the charged topic.

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January 24, 2017

Marcela Escobar-Eck Weighs in on Planning for an MLS Stadium and Housing at the Q

Original article appears on Voice of San Diego

A new proposal for the Qualcomm Stadium site includes a $200 million stadium, a river park, student housing and more. It’s unclear whether San Diegans will get to weigh in with a public vote, but there’s no shortage of opinions about how this should play out. We asked local urban planners, architects and community members what they want to see happen to the site.

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November 26, 2016

Marcela Escobar-Eck Leads the Team on the Uptown Gateway Council

Original article appears on San Diego Union Tribune

High-rises could be headed toward Hillcrest as a result of the new Uptown Community Plan adopted by the City Council last week. The update to the 1988 land-use plan for the 2,700-acre collection of communities south of Interstate 8 and between Old Town and North Park calls for maxing out at about 32,000 homes and 55,700 people, about the same as envisioned a generation ago. The current population stands at 38,900, living in 23,200 homes, according to San Diego Association of Government estimates.

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October 6, 2016

San Diego Planning Commission Votes “No” on Uptown Downzone

Original article appears on KPBS

The San Diego Planning Commission on Thursday rejected a plan to decrease housing density in parts of Hillcrest, Bankers Hill and Mission Hills, signaling an appetite for urbanizing the neighborhoods and adding more housing units.

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October 3, 2016

Measure C Debate

Original article appears on Voice of San Diego

One of the biggest crowds at Politifest was at the debate over Measure C, the Chargers’ plan to build a convadium in East Village. City Councilman Chris Cate, architect Rob Quigley and former San Diego Economic Development Corp. CEO Julie Meier-Wright argued against the measure; while Chargers adviser Marcela Escobar-Eck, the San Diego Stadium Coalition’s Jason Riggs and Save Our Bolts’ Thomas Powell made a case for it.

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