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Hillcrest 2.0: the Neighborhood of the Future?

(HILLCREST) What will Hillcrest look like in ten years? Twenty years? Thirty Years? The Hillcrest Business Association is organizing a series of workshops to figure that out and wants the public to get involved.

On Wednesday November 18th, the first Hillcrest Business Forum will take place at Bombay Restaurant at 3960 5th Ave. from 5 P.M. to 7 P.M. The discussion topic will encompass issues concerning the economic revitalization of San Diego’s premier urban gayborhood.

The City of San Diego’s pending Neighborhood Plan Update process for Uptown will develop a plan for the next twenty to thirty years for the future of San Diego’s Uptown. As part of this process, the Hillcrest Business Association is organizing a series of workshops to develop the future of one of San Diego’s most beloved neighborhoods.

“Imagine if you could get together with a bunch of really bright folks over cocktails, invite the foremost experts in the field, and plan the future of Hillcrest” says committee chair and business owner Glenn Younger “Well that’s what we’re planning on doing.”

Starting in November, and each quarter after that, a community workshop will be held on a different topic. Experts will be invited into the neighborhood to educate the conversation on the latest thinking in urban planning. Guests will be engaged with our members through participatory activities. Topics will include parking, transportation, density, design, crime prevention, economic development, zoning and infrastructure.

Two board members, Bob Grinchuk and Glen Younger, have agreed to chair the forum and we will soon begin soliciting participation. For more information please visit www.hillcrestbusinessassociation.com or call (610) 299-3330.