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Hillcrest hashes high-rise housing heights

I am young, fully employed and support the sentiments of Founder. San Diego already has a downtown with plenty of currently available dwellings. How does completely changing the character of a unique and quirky neighborhood like Hillcrest benefit anyone besides the developers? The shops in Hillcrest are already too crowded. Shop in them at any time of day and it is obviously already quite dense in Hillcrest. San Diego is not laid out for bus service and San Diegans are not primarily bus riders. I cannot get to my job without taking 3 buses and walking 45 minutes. You cannot pick up two children from two different schools after working a full time job via bus in San Diego. It is not practical to take 2 small children and a large sick dog to the vet via bus in San Diego. I cannot take my snowboard to Mammoth via bus. I cannot take my camping gear to Joshua Tree by bus. I cannot take two children, a dog, and a surfboard to the beach via a bus in San Diego. High rise luxury apartments will not improve my quality of life. Hillcrest's gem is Balboa Park, that is what improves my quality of life. Its many fun and delicious restaurants, shops and bookstores make it a great place to live. The unique and charming historical rental properties, which are much more affordable than the new high rise luxury apartments, and include apartment buildings from the 1920s, cannot be found in most of San Diego. These are the prized possessions of HIllcrest. The small bungalow home with a courtyard that allows for the dog, the bike, the surfboard, etc are what make Hillcrest a neighborhood, not part of downtown San Diego. If you want to live in downtown, you can, but people live in a neighborhood because that is the lifestyle they chose. It is just as valid a way to live, especially considering there is plenty of room for growth closer to the majority of jobs in San Diego.
— February 11, 2016 9 a.m.

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