Category Archives: Baja California

Apartments, High-End Retail Spurring Redevelopment of Tijuana’s Historic Downtown

By Patricia Kirk May 18, 2017 Tijuana’s historic Zona Centro, a 55-block downtown district and a ten-minute walk from the U.S. border, is undergoing a renaissance that is replacing taco stands and tourist curio shops with residential developments, great restaurants, collaborative workspaces, art galleries, bicycle stations, craft beer breweries, and other entertainment venues. “This is now the place to be for a demographic of hipsters,” notes San Diego developer Greg Shannon, whose company, Sedona Pacific Corporation, recently started a new apartment project in the Centro district. “A few years ago, you … Read More

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ULI Announces Finalists for 2017 Healthy Places Awards

Winners to be honored at the 2nd Annual Healthy Places Gala on Thursday, May 18. (San Diego, May 1, 2017) Eleven extraordinary projects from across San Diego County and Tijuana have been selected as finalists in ULI San Diego – Tijuana’s 2017, Healthy Places Awards, the awards recognize the faces, places and policies that are creating and sustaining healthier communities across the region.  This year’s finalists include projects from San Marcos, the East Village, downtown San Diego, Mission Valley, central San Diego County and notably our first submission from Tijuana, … Read More

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The Revolution of Tijuana’s Avenida Revolución

The digs at One Bunk

WRITTEN BY JACKIE BRYANT Known to Tijuanenses as “La Revu,” Avenida Revolución is a thoroughfare with one of the most colorful histories in the world. It’s best known for its days of yore, when it served as a type of grown up Disneyland for border-skipping Americans looking to indulge in the more unsavory aspects of having fun. Tijuana is a young city; founded in 1889, it hit its stride in the 1920s when, not coincidentally, the United States was embroiled in a Prohibition experiment. Before Prohibition’s reversal, Tijuana was able … Read More

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