News from the Allied Gardens/Grantville Community Council

By Shain Haug At the Jan. 24 Town Hall Meeting of the Allied Gardens/Grantville Community Council (AGGCC), we received reports from Liz Saidkhanian of Councilmember Scott Sherman’s staff, Ashley Campbell of Rep. Susan Davis’ office, San Diego Police Department Liaison Officer John Steffen, and San Diego Fire Department Battalion Chief Glen Holder. Our primary speaker […]

Grantville may host more veteran, low-income housing

Posted: January 20th, 2017 | Communities, Features, Grantville, News, Top Stories | No Comments

By Doug Curlee | Editor at Large

Affirmed Housing is looking at the northeast corner of Fairmount and Twain Avenues for a multi-story complex of buildings for homeless veterans, special needs populations and low-income families, in the same vein as the company’s current efforts with the former Motel 6 on Alvarado Canyon Road.

Affirmed Housing senior project manager John Wurster unveiled the plans at a meeting of the Navajo Community Planners, Inc. (NCPI) on Jan. 11.

Home improvement shopping for humanity

Posted: November 18th, 2016 | Communities, Featured, Grantville, Home & Garden | No Comments

By Joyell Nevins

“Small but mighty” is the unofficial motto for San Diego Habitat for Humanity (HFH). The staff and office, which is located in Grantville, may be small, but their volunteers and heart make big things happen.

“It’s a good karma circle,” Patty Kramer, who works in administration, said of the people and groups that pour into HFH and often receive assistance in return.

Grantville loses motel, gains homeless shelter

Posted: October 21st, 2016 | Communities, Grantville, News, Top Stories | No Comments

By Doug Curlee | Editor at Large

The Navajo Community Planning Group last week heard, and approved, a presentation from Affirmed Housing company to convert the Motel 6 on Alvarado Canyon Road from a 102-room motel to a center for homeless veterans.

That project would provide 85 mostly studio apartments for San Diego’s ever-increasing homeless veteran population.

Affirmed has already purchased the property, and will now begin the lengthy process of getting all the required permits and approvals to change the property over.

Mission Gorge mess

Posted: September 16th, 2016 | Grantville, News, Top Stories | No Comments

City engineers unsure what caused sinking roadway

By Doug Curlee | Editor at Large

When a major thoroughfare through north Grantville started to sink quickly this summer, it got the attention of city public works experts. They quickly moved to close down the median and the two inner lanes of the four-lane road, and started trying to figure out why it was happening.

As of this writing, there is a problem: They still don’t know why it happened.

Navajo Planners hear update on Alvarado Creek

Posted: September 16th, 2016 | Communities, Grantville, News, Top Stories | No Comments

By Jeff Clemetson | Editor

On Wednesday, Sept. 14, the Navajo Community Planners, Inc. (NCPI) got its first update on the Alvarado Creek Enhancement Project. The update to NCPI included a report on an earlier meeting of the Flooding Subcommittee that was formed to oversee the project.

Last year, the city of San Diego received a grant from SANDAG to study solutions to flooding problems along Alvarado Creek in order to facilitate redevelopment in Grantville.

News from the Allied Gardens/Grantville Community Council – Sept. 16

By Shain Haug First Friday concerts Our Sept. 2 concert was a marvelous community event. Rachel Aldous & The Road Home wowed 2,500 of our neighbors with lots of favorites and compelling rhythms. Once again, the folks from Ideal Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning, and Electrical ( treated us to hot dogs, chips, and dessert. The […]

Door shut on dispensaries

Posted: August 19th, 2016 | Communities, Features, Grantville, Top Stories | No Comments

November election not likely to change that, either

By Doug Curlee | Editor at Large

Two permit denials from the San Diego Planning Commission have virtually killed any chance of there being a medical marijuana dispensary established in Grantville.

The latest denial of the Living Green application last Thursday morning ended the process, since the only other applicant, Grantville Green, had been denied two weeks earlier.

Grantville dispensaries to try again for approval

Posted: July 15th, 2016 | Communities, Grantville, News, Top Stories | No Comments

Odds still very much against them

By Doug Curlee | Editor at Large

Grantville Green medical marijuana providers will once again apply for Planning Commission approval to open for business in Grantville, knowing it will once again be an uphill battle against the city of San Diego.

This time, Grantville Green will apparently be going it alone. Living Green, another applicant, is not on the agenda for the July 21 Planning Commission hearing.