Bankers Hill

Time to address negative impact of Balboa Park special-event noise

Posted: December 15th, 2017 | Bankers Hill, Communities, Featured | 1 Comment

By Leo Wilson

Just days ago, the annual December Nights event took place in Balboa Park. It likely attracted over 100,000 people, a substantial number of whom either arrived by bus shuttle along Sixth Avenue, or parked in Bankers Hill and walked to the event. 

As is often the case with special events, the streets in Bankers Hill were gridlocked with traffic, and all available parking in the community was taken by those attending December Nights.

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Uptown Community Parking District update

Posted: December 15th, 2017 | Bankers Hill, Communities, Featured | No Comments

By Chris DeMoville

The Uptown Community Parking District (UCPD) held districtwide elections in November, and the Bankers Hill Neighborhood Parking Committee elected two new members: Peter Raymond and Curtis Allen. 

Raymond is a longtime Bankers Hill resident and the owner of Raymond’s Boutique Salon. One of his personal aspirations is to build community support and find funding for a Bankers Hill legacy sign.

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Why I love Bankers Hill

Posted: November 17th, 2017 | Bankers Hill, Communities, Featured | No Comments

By Jake Sutton I moved to Bankers Hill in the spring of 2002, having originally been from Michigan. Like many transplants, I initially lived at the beach, but soon began wanting a more urban feel for my new home. So, I moved into a historic Victorian house on Albatross Street with views of Downtown and San Diego Bay, and from that vantage point watched Downtown San Diego and Little Italy grow from quiet areas into […]

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Bankers Hill Business Group grows along with its community

By Colette Mauzeralle

Founded in August 2011, the Bankers Hill Business Group is on a mission: Promote and advocate for area businesses, and increase awareness of Bankers Hill as a destination neighborhood.

Partially funded by the city’s Micro District Program, the group is managed solely by volunteer business owners, many of whom have been around since the group’s inception.

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Guest Editorial: Will Uptown finally get its parking garage?

By Leo Wilson

Recently, the visionary concept of building a public park on top of a multi-story parking garage in Hillcrest has been put forward by the Uptown Gateway Council.

The Uptown Gateway Council is a group of commercial property owners in Hillcrest who hope to transform the area roughly between Fourth and Seventh avenues and from Washington Street to Pennsylvania Avenue.

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Bankers Hill Fall Festival is Oct. 21

Posted: September 22nd, 2017 | Bankers Hill, Communities, Featured | No Comments

By Colette Mauzeralle

The historic community of Bankers Hill will celebrate local businesses and the changing season with the second annual Bankers Hill Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 1-5 p.m.

Designed to showcase Bankers Hill as a destination neighborhood, the fall festival is a walk-around event inviting all ages to explore and discover 10 blocks of Fifth and Fourth avenues.

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AIDS memorial site is selected

Posted: September 8th, 2017 | Bankers Hill, Communities, Featured, News | No Comments

By Ken Williams | Editor

“There’s no place in San Diego to mourn our loved ones,” said an emotional Rory Curz, who described himself as a 25-year survivor of AIDS.

Curz said it was “incredibly important” to build a local AIDS memorial because history can easily be forgotten.

“I’ve seen more people die,” by the time Curz was 30, “as my parents did by age 50,” he added.

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