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Hillcrest Town Council to hear Hillcrest "HUB" renovation plans

SAN DIEGO, California -- The next meeting of the Hillcrest Town Council on Tuesday, July 8 will include a presentation by a representative of Regency Centers, which is in the midst of a major renovation of what was formerly known as the Uptown District Shopping Center.

Greg Sadowsky of Regency Centers will update neighbors on the $3 million renovation plans of the 25-year-old shopping center, which has been renamed Hillcrest Uptown Block, or the "HUB." Popular retail locations such as Ralph's, Trader Joe's and Starbucks, along with the Joyce Beers Community Center, sit in the shopping center and will all be part of the renovation.

Plans include sprucing up the shopping plaza's exterior with sculptures and murals, and creating more outdoor space. Sadowsky and his management team will give additional insight into his company's plans for the plaza, and will take questions from the audience.

With San Diego Pride's 40th anniversary weekend less than two weeks away, Pride's executive director director Stephen Whitburn will also be in attendance to discuss plans for this year's weekend-long rally, block party, parade and music festival, most of which takes place in Hillcrest and Balboa Park.

The Hillcrest Town Council is looking for volunteers for its annual post-Pride clean-up on Monday, July 21 at 7 am. Additional information will be provided at the meeting. Those interested in participating can contact Luke Terpstra at 619-206-2018 or email luketerpstra@cox.net.

Also on the agenda is a presentation from City of San Diego representatives on the University Avenue Pipeline Replacement Project, which will begin this fall. The project will replace 4.4 miles (23,072 feet) of pipeline within the University Heights, Hillcrest and North Park communities.

The project will also replace pedestrian curb-ramps and update them to ADA requirements and to current city standards, restore street surfaces, slurry seals, paving and striping as needed and re-vegetate and re-landscape impacted areas. A fact sheet is HERE.

The meeting begins at 6:30 pm at the Joyce Beers Community Center and will include time for members of the public to ask questions or make statements during public comment. For more information click HERE.