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Once king of the road, El Cajon Boulevard enjoying a renaissance

Re-imagining The Boulevard has entailed building around “nodes,” concentrations of businesses where economic activity is centered. On The Boulevard, those nodes are at the intersections of Texas Street, 30th Street and the Little Saigon District near 46th Street.

TargetExpress store in South Park delays opening

The proposed opening of a TargetExpress store in South Park’s remodeled Gala Food site on the corner of Grape and Fern streets has been delayed from summer until fall.

Discussion of Hillcrest building heights continues

In Uptown, the Hillcrest Town Council (HTC) and the Uptown Planners Community Planning Group (Uptown Planners) have continued to bear down on the issue of building heights, which has become a focal point of contention surrounding Uptown’s plan update. The two groups show that much of the community still battles with the question: Should the community opt for more — or less — flexibility in building height in the years to come?

SANDAG eyes University Avenue for bike corridor

Mission Hills merchants were told University Avenue is the most likely of three prospective alternative routes the Uptown Regional Bike Corridors Project could take in ongoing efforts to make the community more bike-friendly.

North Park Community Association elects new board members

The North Park Community Association (NCPA) elected officers and were updated on a number of important neighborhood issues, including battling graffiti, a citizens law enforcement patrol and this year’s Bird Park Summer Concert Series at its annual board meeting, held April 24.

SANDAG seeks biking input

Uptown communities express goals and concerns over regional bicycle corridor plans.

International Restaurant Row forming in Mission Hills

With hopes of creating a cohesive identity, the restaurants on the North end of India Street in Mission Hills have begun branding themselves as International Restaurant Row.