- Downtown San Diego, San Diego, California
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.
Centre City San Diego is delimited by
San Diego Bayto the west and southwest, Bankers Hill, Middletown, and Balboa Parkto the north, Sherman Heights and Golden Hill to the east, and Barrio Loganand Logan Heights to the southeast. San Diego International Airportis 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 Parkand 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
*Horton District, the district comprising
Horton Plazaand adjacent buildings in central downtown.
Seaport Village, a tourist district within the Marina District, which is not an official district or neighborhood.
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
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.
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
North Embarcadero Visionary Plan
* [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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