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.

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.