Downtown San Diego, San Diego, California


Downtown San Diego, San Diego, California

Downtown San Diego (also referred to as Centre City) is the city center of San Diego, California, U.S. and the central business district of San Diego County.

History

In the 1960s, Centre City began to fall into a state of disrepair. Due to the struggling economy, most of the area was abandoned. Trash littered the Gaslamp Quarter, many 19th century Victorian houses were rundown, and there were few buildings of significant size (the tallest building at the time was twelve stories, the locally famous El Cortez building). Despite this, low- and mid-rise buildings were beginning construction.

In 1975, Redevelopment plans were created for downtown. [ [http://www.sandiego.gov/citizensassistance/facts/history.shtml History of the City of San Diego] . San Diego Government. Retrieved on 2007-10-14.] In 1985, Downtown underwent more redevelopment with the completion of Horton Plaza, the Gaslamp Quarter revival, and the completion of the San Diego Convention Center.

Geography

Centre City San Diego is delimited by San Diego Bay to the west and southwest, Bankers Hill, Middletown, and Balboa Park to the north, Sherman Heights and Golden Hill to the east, and Barrio Logan and Logan Heights to the southeast. San Diego International Airport is just northwest of downtown.

Districts and neighborhoods

*Columbia, the west district of downtown.
*Core District, the central business district of downtown.
*Cortez Hill, the north-east district of downtown.
*East Village, the east district of downtown, which is home to Petco Park and surrounding Ballpark Village.
*Gaslamp Quarter, a two by ten block night life district in central Downtown
*Little Italy, the north-west district of downtown.
*Marina, the south-west district of downtown, which is home to Seaport Village.
*Horton District, the district comprising Horton Plaza and adjacent buildings in central downtown.
*Seaport Village, a tourist district within the Marina District, which is not an official district or neighborhood.

Demographics

Future estimates

In 2004, Centre City San Diego had a population of 28,586. In 2010, the estimated population is 45,710; in 2020, the estimated population is 64,626; and in 2030, the estimated population is 82,598, which is a 189% increase from 2004. [http://profilewarehouse.sandag.org/profiles/fcst/zip92101fcst.pdf 2030 Forecast Zip Code 92101] . SANDAG. Retrieved on 2007-10-13.]

The median household income is estimated to increase 29% from $27,788 in 2004 to $35,871 in 2030. The fasting growing income groups between 2004 and 2030 are households making more than $200,000, which will increase an estimated 616% from 428 to 3,064; households making between $150,000-$199,999, which will increase an estimated 582% from 272 to 1,856; households making between $125,000-$149,999, which will increase an estimated 465% from 266 to 1,502; and households making between $100,000-$124,999, which will increase an estimated 370% from 451 to 2,121.

Architecture

Due to San Diego International Airport's (Lindbergh Field) proximity to Downtown, there is a FAA imposed 500-foot height restriction on all buildings in Downtown. [Shaw, Gary. " [http://www.sandiegometro.com/2003/oct/publisher.html Not Sprawling To Ramona] ". " [http://www.sandiegometro.com San Diego Metropolitan] " (October 2003). Retrieved on 2007-10-13.] The height regulation exists because when planes approach and leave the airport, any structure taller than 500 ft. will interfere with flight operations and potentially cause a collision.Fact|date=October 2007

References

See also

*North Embarcadero Visionary Plan

External links

* [http://profilewarehouse.sandag.org/profiles/fcst/zip92101fcst.pdf 2030 Forecast] from SANDAG
* [http://www.ccdc.com Centre City Development Corporation]
** [http://www.ccdc.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/projects.printableList/category/all Downtown Projects List] from CCDC
** [http://www.ccdc.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/planning.neighborhoods/ Downtown Neghborhoods Map] from CCDC
* [http://www.sdcleanandsafe.org/ Clean and Safe Partnership]
* [http://www.sandiegodowntown.org/ SanDiegoDowntown.org]
* [http://www.sdGOdowntown.com/ San DieGO Downtown]


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