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North Park – the prime quartier

30th Street parking, Georgia Street bridge, PSA crash, water tower, North Park Main Street

  • Say goodbye to 30th Street as it is

  • “You guys are just thinking about North Park residents shopping here and eating at your shops,” she said. “You’re not thinking about the people coming from down south or North County or East County. Where are they going to park? They’re already having an issue with parking as it is."
  • By Dryw Keltz, April 30, 2019
From city's bikeway improvement evaluation, April 16
  • “It’s a freak show out there”

  • The last time there was a seemingly life threatening conflict behind Claudia’s Spanish Revival home in North Park, she didn’t swipe her smartphone to dial 911 — instead, she pumped her 12-gauge shotgun. “Expecting the worst, I felt I had to arm myself,” she said. “I didn’t know if they would attack my husband.”
  • By Mike Madriaga, March 20, 2019
Marcos, Claudia, and the author patrol near The Observatory.
  • What North Park's future will look like

  • The plan puts most of the development areas in places where multifamily buildings already exist, she said. El Cajon Boulevard, the north part of 30th Street, along Park Boulevard and University Avenue, and a little bit between Howard and Lincoln avenues are the targeted development areas. "We protected the bungalow courts and, at the same time, encouraged new, affordable housing," Granowitz said.
  • By Marty Graham, Sept. 8, 2016
  • Georgia Street Bridge restoration begins

  • After decades of back-and-forth about whether to demolish or restore the Georgia Street Bridge, restoration of the 102-year-old structure began on August 3. The project was supposed to break ground in the fall of 2015 but was delayed due to funding and planning issues.
  • By Julie Stalmer, Aug. 11, 2016
Streetcar, circa 1940s
  • North Park memorial for 1978 PSA crash

  • Aside from the 22 newer homes and buildings in North Park, a newcomer to San Diego would never know that on September 25, 1978 a total of 144 people died as the result of a midair collision between a single-engine Cessna and a Boeing 727 airliner.
  • By Dorian Hargrove, March 24, 2014
Photo from https://www.facebook.com/pages/PSA-Flight-182-Memorial/149177461803120
  • North Park water tower makes National Register

  • North Park’s big green water tower — officially designated as the University Heights Water Storage and Pumping Station, even though it's located south of El Cajon Boulevard (on Idaho Street, north of Howard Avenue) — has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places, thanks to the efforts of local historian Alexander Bevil.
  • By Lucy D. Barker, Sept. 30, 2013
Google Maps image
  • North Park Clean and Safe

  • “We have empty storefronts, crumbling infrastructure, litter and graffiti problems,” writes Liz Studebaker, executive director of the North Park Main Street, the nonprofit that manages North Park’s business improvement district. “The lack of maintenance in North Park is noticeable to residents, business owners, and patrons.”
  • By Dorian Hargrove, July 6, 2011
North Park resident Don Leichtling believes the proposed assessment tax will be used to “make things better for the business district, North Park Main Street.”
  • North Park vs South Park

  • We’re on the border — between South Park and North Park. I’m sipping coffee outside Rebecca’s, looking across Juniper Street, fantasizing. What if Juniper were the dividing line between, say, East Berlin and West Berlin? Okay, it’s not, and there’s no ten-foot-high triple-security fence. But Juniper Street is where South Park officially ends and North Park begins,
  • By Bill Manson, July 21, 2010
“Developers went into North Park and just leveled many of their beautiful Craftsman houses. They destroyed it. They put up these outrageous rickety-dickety [apartments]."
  • North Park Upgrades

  • While North Park's boundary lines are debated, its hub is the intersection of University Avenue and 30th Street, which is where its story begins. Just northeast of Balboa Park, North Park is an epicenter of coffee shops and storefronts, restaurants and dive bars, thrift stores and couture boutiques--an odd mix, all in all. The University Avenue area in particular is an excellent point with which to chart North Park's recent surge of upgrading amid what is left of its former incarnation as somewhat of a slum.
  • By RF Jurjevics, Nov. 22, 2006
  • North Park from my window

  • Neighborhoods are often identified in a general fashion by landmarks, something you can point to and use in giving directions — a park, a canyon, a church. If there is such a symbol in our section of North Park, it is this sign. I find this a little disconcerting; a towering, luminescent blemish on my horizon.
  • By Eliot Swill, Dec. 2, 1976
It soars well over one hundred feet into the air, illuminated by thousands of yellow and turquoise bulbs.
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  • Say goodbye to 30th Street as it is

  • “You guys are just thinking about North Park residents shopping here and eating at your shops,” she said. “You’re not thinking about the people coming from down south or North County or East County. Where are they going to park? They’re already having an issue with parking as it is."
  • By Dryw Keltz, April 30, 2019
From city's bikeway improvement evaluation, April 16
  • “It’s a freak show out there”

  • The last time there was a seemingly life threatening conflict behind Claudia’s Spanish Revival home in North Park, she didn’t swipe her smartphone to dial 911 — instead, she pumped her 12-gauge shotgun. “Expecting the worst, I felt I had to arm myself,” she said. “I didn’t know if they would attack my husband.”
  • By Mike Madriaga, March 20, 2019
Marcos, Claudia, and the author patrol near The Observatory.
  • What North Park's future will look like

  • The plan puts most of the development areas in places where multifamily buildings already exist, she said. El Cajon Boulevard, the north part of 30th Street, along Park Boulevard and University Avenue, and a little bit between Howard and Lincoln avenues are the targeted development areas. "We protected the bungalow courts and, at the same time, encouraged new, affordable housing," Granowitz said.
  • By Marty Graham, Sept. 8, 2016
  • Georgia Street Bridge restoration begins

  • After decades of back-and-forth about whether to demolish or restore the Georgia Street Bridge, restoration of the 102-year-old structure began on August 3. The project was supposed to break ground in the fall of 2015 but was delayed due to funding and planning issues.
  • By Julie Stalmer, Aug. 11, 2016
Streetcar, circa 1940s
  • North Park memorial for 1978 PSA crash

  • Aside from the 22 newer homes and buildings in North Park, a newcomer to San Diego would never know that on September 25, 1978 a total of 144 people died as the result of a midair collision between a single-engine Cessna and a Boeing 727 airliner.
  • By Dorian Hargrove, March 24, 2014
Photo from https://www.facebook.com/pages/PSA-Flight-182-Memorial/149177461803120
  • North Park water tower makes National Register

  • North Park’s big green water tower — officially designated as the University Heights Water Storage and Pumping Station, even though it's located south of El Cajon Boulevard (on Idaho Street, north of Howard Avenue) — has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places, thanks to the efforts of local historian Alexander Bevil.
  • By Lucy D. Barker, Sept. 30, 2013
Google Maps image
  • North Park Clean and Safe

  • “We have empty storefronts, crumbling infrastructure, litter and graffiti problems,” writes Liz Studebaker, executive director of the North Park Main Street, the nonprofit that manages North Park’s business improvement district. “The lack of maintenance in North Park is noticeable to residents, business owners, and patrons.”
  • By Dorian Hargrove, July 6, 2011
North Park resident Don Leichtling believes the proposed assessment tax will be used to “make things better for the business district, North Park Main Street.”
  • North Park vs South Park

  • We’re on the border — between South Park and North Park. I’m sipping coffee outside Rebecca’s, looking across Juniper Street, fantasizing. What if Juniper were the dividing line between, say, East Berlin and West Berlin? Okay, it’s not, and there’s no ten-foot-high triple-security fence. But Juniper Street is where South Park officially ends and North Park begins,
  • By Bill Manson, July 21, 2010
“Developers went into North Park and just leveled many of their beautiful Craftsman houses. They destroyed it. They put up these outrageous rickety-dickety [apartments]."
  • North Park Upgrades

  • While North Park's boundary lines are debated, its hub is the intersection of University Avenue and 30th Street, which is where its story begins. Just northeast of Balboa Park, North Park is an epicenter of coffee shops and storefronts, restaurants and dive bars, thrift stores and couture boutiques--an odd mix, all in all. The University Avenue area in particular is an excellent point with which to chart North Park's recent surge of upgrading amid what is left of its former incarnation as somewhat of a slum.
  • By RF Jurjevics, Nov. 22, 2006
  • North Park from my window

  • Neighborhoods are often identified in a general fashion by landmarks, something you can point to and use in giving directions — a park, a canyon, a church. If there is such a symbol in our section of North Park, it is this sign. I find this a little disconcerting; a towering, luminescent blemish on my horizon.
  • By Eliot Swill, Dec. 2, 1976
It soars well over one hundred feet into the air, illuminated by thousands of yellow and turquoise bulbs.
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