Daniel Powell 1 p.m., Feb. 7
The demolished College Center shopping center at 6300 El Cajon ("The Box") Boulevard awaits its fate. The 10.59-acre site was slated to be transformed — in 2003 — into an urban neighborhood with about 400 homes and opportunities for retail shops, one of the "urban villages." Objections to the inclusion of low-income housing and tight money have left this prime real estate looking like a field inhabited by giant gophers.
Posted May 1, 2008