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Street Smarts 2019

I hope that 2019 is off to a great start. This newsletter is one of several steps we are taking to improve communications and keep information flowing between and within the ULI community and ULI leadership. We will all benefit from a more open, consistent exchange of knowledge and information. We welcome ideas, contributions and feedback to continue to improve your ULI experience. In the recent State of the City address, Mayor Faulconer pledged the city’s commitment to continue to tackle the region’s housing crisis with streamlined approvals, density bonuses, … Read More

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Millennials Now Pushing a Wider Group of Cities Toward Transit-Based Transformation

This article was originally published on CoStar.com on January 15, 2019 by Lou Hirsh Lifestyle Priorities Change Urban, Suburban Centers They may not yet be cities that never sleep but San Diego and other metropolises across the country are building centers around train and bus lines in an effort to transform central business districts from after-work ghost towns into magnets for millennials. Developers and planners are seeking to create areas where people can spend at least 18 hours a day at home, work and in stores, restaurants and venues in … Read More

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Study sees two countries, many opportunities around San Ysidro Port of Entry

Written by Sandra Dibble from The San Diego Union-Tribune For most pedestrian border-crossers, the complex urban landscape that spans the busy San Ysidro Port of Entry is a place to rush through on the way to other destinations. A new study by the Urban Land Institute San Diego-Tijuana wants to offer some reasons to linger. Among its visions: a cross-border park, a welcome center, a museum of Mexican-American history, a higher education center, monumental artworks, a beer garden, improved signage, more sidewalks. The study, known as a Technical Assistance Report, was … Read More

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Medical Tourism and Retail Driving Live/Work Development across the San Diego–Tijuana Border

Medical tourism and binational retail centers are among the myriad opportunities presented by property surrounding the San Diego–Tijuana border crossing, said members of a panel discussion organized by ULI San Diego–Tijuana in October. But the San Ysidro crossing—the busiest border crossing in the world—remains a daunting, congested funnel for binational business, panelists said.  “The problem of crossing the border has to be addressed,” said Gary London, senior principal of London Moeder Advisors, a San Diego–based consultancy. Panel members participated in a recent technical assistance panel (TAP), organized by ULI San … Read More

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San Diego Seeks Share of Tijuana’s Development Boom

Border Region Planners Search for Benefits From Mexico’s Spike in Medical-Related Projects By CoStar News San Diego leaders are seeking ways to capitalize on a development boom in Tijuana, Mexico, that’s brought a wave of visitors looking for cheap medical care as well as fine dining, entertainment, and other cultural amenities, but that has yet to ripple north of the border. Spurred in part by Americans’ quest for affordable health care, construction of medical offices and related residential and hotel projects is thriving in Mexico’s northern Baja region, which includes … Read More

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