News from the Allied Gardens/Grantville Community Council – July 15

By Shain Haug Town Hall and board meeting The Allied Gardens/Grantville Community Council (AGGCC) holds a Town Hall Meeting on the fourth Tuesday of each odd-numbered month at 7 p.m. at the Ascension Lutheran Church, located at the corner of 51st Street and Zion Avenue. Our next Town Hall Meeting will be on July 26. […]

News from the Allied Gardens/Grantville Community Council – June 17

By Shain Haug Meetings and Town Halls The Board of Directors of the Allied Gardens/Grantville Community Council (AGGCC) met on June 6 to discuss the purchase of a laptop computer, the development of 757 apartment units in the 10.5 acres bounded by Twain, Fairmount and Vandever Avenues, and the alley between Twain and Vandever. Also […]

Grantville update

Posted: March 18th, 2016 | Features, Grantville, News, Top Stories | No Comments

Private investment remains on the horizon for redevelopment plan

By Hutton Marshall

In June 2015, nearly one year ago, the City Council approved the Grantville Redevelopment Plan, a micro-community plan update aimed at attracting residential development and commercial investment to revitalize the central San Diego community.

The neighborhood’s accessible location and close proximity to public transit have made it, in the eyes of many, an ideal candidate to perpetuate the goal of many city leaders to increase urban density and market-rate housing while decreasing reliance on the automobile. This “City of Villages” strategy would be achieved by creating closed-system communities where residents can shop, work and unwind without driving elsewhere. If the city’s plan for Grantville is realized, the neighborhood could see an increase of as many as 8,000 housing units, ideally with a proportional increase in commercial activity.

The value of networking

GADS business organization helps local companies create profitable relationships

By María José Durán

Jane Blount introduced herself in the big meeting room of Brothers Diner in Allied Gardens and offered her fellow business owners discounted massage gift certificates. She sold five.

“Right now business is pretty good,” she said. “In fact, since joining this group and networking with other individuals, I’ve increased my throughput.”

GADS (Grantville, Allied Gardens, Del Cerro and San Carlos) business association was created to help business owners in those areas build a network of relationships with their peers that eventually can lead to increase their clientele.

From scientist to religious minister

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

Spiritual center’s minister used to be an atheist

By Marìa Josè Duràn

Patti Paris, ordained minister of Vision Center for Spirituality, started her professional career as a scientist in the field of biochemistry. Ten years ago, she was researching leukemia when she switched from helping people with the sickness of their bodies to the struggles of their souls.

News from the Allied Gardens-Grantville Community Council – Feb. 19, 2016

By Shain Haug Our thanks to the Mission Times Courier for posting the articles by which the Allied Gardens-Grantville Community Council communicates with our neighborhood. As evidence of how important these articles are, in response to our January guest editorial we welcomed four new members to the AGGCC board of directors: Ryan Ruff, Colin Truex, […]

Full-service fitness

Posted: January 15th, 2016 | Features, Grantville, Top Stories | No Comments

New Grantville-based company provides more than weights and workouts

By Lucia Viti

One Fit & Company is a unique, one-stop, fitness shop that offers everyday folk a link into a lifestyle of health and wellness. The Grantville-based operation held its grand opening on Jan. 9 –– just in time for those with fitness-themed New Year’s resolutions.

Editorial: Become a board member of the Allied Gardens/Grantville Community Council

Posted: January 15th, 2016 | Allied Gardens, Editorial, Featured, Grantville | No Comments

For many years, the Allied Gardens/Grantville Community Council has been the best means to obtain information from our government officials and to communicate our concerns to the Planning Commission and the City Council. In addition to this essential service, the Council organizes or supports events such as the Holiday Festival for the local grade schools […]