Archive for January, 2012
The San Diego City Council voted to continue the Mid-City Interim Height Ordinance (IHO) for another two years and pledged staff and financial support to complete the Uptown Community Plan. The IHO was first established in 2008 and was slated to sunset in 30 months. City staff had proposed that the height limit remain in place until the completion of the community plan update — but the plan is years behind schedule and a completion date remains elusive. The ordinance caps new construction at 50 feet or 65 feet along 5th Avenue, Robinson Avenue University Avenue and Washington Street.
The BIA, joined by the Hillcrest Business Association and the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, opposed the open ended extension and called for the ordinance to sunset as planned.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Feb. 4 at Daybreak Church, 6515 Ambrosia Lane, Carlsbad.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to UNICEF, Doctors Without Borders or World Vision.
On Tuesday, January 24th, the San Diego City Council will consider a proposal to extend the Mid-City Interim Height Limit ordinance (IHO) until the completion of the Uptown Community Plan. It was first established in 2008 and was slated to sunset in 30 months. With the community plan update still years away – city staff is recommending that the height limit remain in place indefinitely. The ordinance caps new construction at 50 feet or 65 feet along 5th Avenue, Robinson Avenue University Avenue and Washington Street.
The BIA strongly opposes an extension of the IHO because it is an unnecessary regulatory impediment to economic recovery in the Mid-City area. The Council should abide by its original intent and allow the interim ordinance to sunset. The BIA is joined by the Hillcrest Business Association and the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce in opposition to the ordinance extension.
It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of Curt Noland, our friend and great industry supporter. Curt died at home last night at the age of 55, surrounded by his family. He leaves behind many close friends to whom he was an inspiration both in their personal and business lives. Curt managed HomeFed’s real estate assets as vice president and senior development officer of the Carlsbad-based residential real estate development company. He was deeply passionate about everything he undertook.
At BIA, Curt was a prominent member of its President’s Council, which acts as an advisory panel to the Board of Directors. In that capacity Curt provided the industry with years of invaluable insights. He will be sorely missed by his many friends. While his life was cut short unexpectedly, he made a great impact on many lives and on our industry for which we shall remain extremely grateful. We extend our deepest sympathies to the Noland family.
Guy Asaro, Chairman, BIA of San Diego County
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