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Andrew Keatts

How North Park transformed from drive-thru to drive-to

For a few years North Park’s been San Diego’s most-talked about neighborhood. It’s basically ground zero for the city’s touted craft beer industry, makes national “hippest neighborhood” lists and functions as the proving ground for urbanist trends like parklets and bike corrals. And for the last few years, North Park’s also been the battlefield for an ongoing fight over drive-thrus.

How small developers are filling in the urban core

Young architects have joined established names like Lloyd Russell, Ted Smith and Jonathan Segal to pursue an identifiable urban-centric style and mentality.

Uptown inches toward a community plan update

The Uptown area — Bankers Hill, Middletown, Mission Hills, Hillcrest and part of University Heights — is in the process of rewriting its community plan, a blueprint for future development. The process is lengthy, expensive and highly iterative.

Todd Gloria might have played key role in move that cost the city $500K

A North Park religious school will receive more than $500,000 from taxpayers because a jury found late last year that the city unfairly rejected its expansion project. The school's lawyers won their case by arguing City Councilman Todd Gloria improperly pressured city staff into changing a vital report on the project four years ago.

More people, fewer homes in Uptown

The latest blueprint for Uptown, a central urban neighborhood that seems to fit the city's mold for growth, calls for a big drop in residential density.