Mission Cove was recently honored with the 2019 Ruby Award for Project of the Year as awarded by the San Diego Housing Federation. Mission Cove is a successful collaboration between the City of Oceanside, Community Housing Works and National CORE to develop a new affordable community that provides 288 apartment homes for families, seniors and… [Read more]
ASLA San Diego Chapter Selects TLPG’s Phillip Armstrong as President
The American Society of Landscape Architects, San Diego chapter (ASLA-SD) has selected Philip Armstrong to be its president in 2019. With nearly 30 years of professional experience as a licensed landscape architect, Armstrong is senior landscape architect at The Lightfoot Planning Group, where he oversees staff resources and provides insight and support for a variety… [Read more]
CITIES AND COMMUNITIES IN THE U.S. LOSING 36 MILLION TREES…
Scientists with the USDA Forest Service estimate that between 2009 and 2014, tree cover in the Nation’s urban/community areas declined by 0.7 percent, which translates to losing an estimated 36 million trees or approximately 175,000 acres of tree cover annually. Pavement and other impervious cover increased at a rate of about 167,000 acres a year during the… [Read more]
WHAT WOULD SB 827 REALLY LOOK LIKE?
On January 4th, 2018, California State Senator Scott Wiener announced a series of proposed housing bills. By far the most attention has been directed at Senate Bill 827 (SB 827), which would override local zoning controls on height, density, parking minimums, and design review on properties within a certain distance of major public transit infrastructure. Visit… [Read more]
RISE OF THE YIMBYS
They see themselves as progressive housing activists. Critics call them stooges for luxury developers. Meet the new band of millennials who are priced out of cities and shouting: ‘Yes in my back yard’. Click here to read the full article at The Guardian.