David Dodd 2:53 a.m., May 21
April 28th "Fifth Amendment to the Central Imperial Redevelopment Plan, Project No. 126095"
Apparently the influence of Carolyn Smith over the future of the Encanto Heights Annex to the City of San Diego is not done yet.
When she was forced to leave her presidential post at the Southeastern Economic Development Corporation, one of her pet projects at that one-woman show was to re-designate the sleepy Encanto business corridor along Imperial Avenue for high density residential housing. This in itself may be a good thing, and it certainly is in line with the City of Villages concept, except the net economic effect will be to drive our remaining small businesses out of the area, just as we are hoping for some sort of eventual recovery from the Crash of 2008.
This writer is curious about the developers' spin on the value of "ITEM-338" on tomorrow's City Council agenda for "Noticed Hearings"... when most of the newer Encanto clusters of developer residential units had to be sold off at auction.
Are local developers fishing for a federal bailout?