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More on the fate of the Pernicano's site in Hillcrest

Gilman, a real estate developer who heads the Morgan Gilman Co. in Carmel, California, acknowledged that several developers who have been looking at the Pernicano property have contacted him. He also dropped the big news that he just signed a lease to rent out the old Harvey Milk’s/City Deli site, which anchors the Gilman building and takes up more than half the block on University.

North Park fine-tuning Community Plan draft

The North Park Planning Committee members sharpened their pencils and went to work on Aug. 18 to edit a portion of the Community Plan draft report.

Uptown Planners continue to edit Community Plan update draft

Uptown Planners, facing a tight November deadline to complete public comments on the update draft of the Uptown Community Plan that will guide development over the next 25 years, have tackled two more key elements of the document.

Transforming University Avenue in North Park

Key elements of the project include adding transit-only lanes; raised medians with left-turn pockets; enhanced pedestrian crossings and curb extensions/pop-outs; more traffic signals; and the repurposing parking spaces to accommodate the upgrades.

Uptown community groups give thumbs down to city's land-use draft

The Uptown Community Plan — which guides development in Park West, Bankers Hill, Hillcrest, Mission Hills, Medical District, Middletown and the western half of University Heights — is being updated by the city for the first time since 1988. The updated plan will have a major impact on these neighborhoods for the next 25 years.

TargetExpress to open in South Park in the fall

TargetExpress will open Oct. 7 in South Park, according to Target, in a remodeled mid-century building that was constructed by Safeway in the early 1960s.

North Park debates walking vs. parking

Is walkability a good thing for North Park? Should the community be more accommodating of buses and bicycles? Is parking more important than safer accessibility for pedestrians and bicyclists? What’s good for local businesses?

Bar knife-attack victim: Don't call me a hero!

Timothy Caudill, who survived a vicious knife attack at San Diego Eagle, bristles when people call him a hero for saving his friend’s life that night.