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a 3rd generation
real estate agent
about Downtown & the Gaslamp Quarter
foresight the City fathers founded the (CCDC) The Centre City
Development Corp., which has nudged along some $6 billion of
development in the inner city.
Diego hosts more fiber optics than any neighborhood in the
world and already host to some pretty high-tech uses, not
the least of which are the United States Navy, SPAWAR, Lockheed
Martin's International Launch Services, Nicholas Applegate's
entire trading operation and hundreds of other high-tech,
aerospace or heavily tech-dependent firms.
enjoys the region's tightest concentration of banks,
financiers and asset managers.
is the city's transportation center with the Santa Fe
Depot train station, Lindbergh Field, the area's major
airport, and the San Diego Trolley's main station which
with the Mexican border, Old town and Qualcomm Stadium.
The Centre City of San Diego hosts more
museums than any similarly sized neighborhood south of San
Francisco, and the San Diego Bay front attracts more visitors
than Mission Bay.
Diego's Convention Center has just been extended and attracts
some of the premier events in the Country, who wouldn't want
The new Padres ballpark
will add some 600,000 square feet of office, plus
hotels, retail and parking, around $600 million of development
which will completely change the face of East Village.
home to the Chargers and Padres, is the
6th most populous city in the US with a population 1,197,676 (1990
The city's relationship with the
ocean gives it a special character. If you are from the East Coast
or Midwest, San Diego will strike you as clean; most western cities are as
they evolved after the Industrial Revolution.
of the county's best hotels are here including the
Marriott Hotel & Marina, Pan Pacific, Embassy
Suites, U.S. Grant, Horton Grand and Hyatt Regency.
Marine Park on North Harbor Drive is a 22 acre man
park extending into the bay with great views of the
Open air concerts are staged here in the summer.
A new Padres baseball stadium
on some 26 downtown
blocks is now taking shape.
The redevelopment will include new offices, shops
and apartment buildings and should make a huge
improvement to that part of town.
Plaza is San Diego's third most popular tourist
attraction (behind the Zoo and Sea World). There are 150
or so stores (the goliaths being Nordstrom's, Macy's and
Mervyn's) covering 6-1/2 city blocks (that's 11-1/2
acres!), divided up into seven different levels.
Seaport Village shopping center is a twist on the Cape
Cod tradition with open air eating and specialty shops.
city's largest theater, Civic Theater, the 1929 Symphony
Hall, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the San Diego
Children's Theater, the circa 1911 Spreckles Theater,
the new San Diego Convention Center, the Central
Library, the San Diego Cruise Terminal, The Star of
India and its Maritime Museum are just a few of
downtown's other important residents.
Park has many museums including the San Diego Natural
History Museum, Museum of Man, Museum of Art, Automotive
Museum, Reuben H. Fleet Space Theater & Science
Center, the Museum of San Diego History. The San Diego
Zoo is also here.
The Gaslamp Quarter became a major redevelopment project area of the
City of San Diego. Several developers and restoration experts
were encouraged to continue restoring the Gaslamp's Victorian
buildings. This led to one of the most profound joint urban
preservation efforts in San Diego history and capped a downtown
revitalization effort which successfully transformed a once
Gaslamp Quarter is now an eclectic mix of food, fun and culture.
As the sun sets the old-fashioned gas lamps begin to glow
along the wide brick walkways illuminating many charming
Today, new residential dwellings have crowded the downtown area
including many historic lofts. With this influx of new
residential spaces and the desire to re-use historic structures,
the Gaslamp Quarter Association works to maintain continuity
between progressive architectural design and the rich turn of
the century style of the many buildings in the Gaslamp Quarter
which at times are at odds. These historic buildings, many of
which were built between 1880 and 1910 are still standing in
varying degrees of authenticity, but important as part of the
rich heritage of the Gaslamp Quarter.
The Gaslamp is also host to a number of events through the
year including a boisterous Mardi Gras and Street Scene with
every form of live musical entertainment.
Dining in the Gaslamp
Quarter has something for everyone from upscale restaurants to
casual dining - innovative and extensive restaurants line the
streets - a medley of Italian, French, American, Asian and
seafood, plus many sidewalk cafes.
There is also a rich and varied night life, clubs range from
cool jazz and rhythm and blues to folk music, salsa dancing
and discos complete with hard rock, strobe lights and mirrored
What was once one of San Diego's seedier sections today offers a
vibrant atmosphere with an architectural mix from the turn of
the century with today's gaslamps, brick sidewalks, landscaping,
new shops, more than 70 restaurants, theaters and many buildings
completely restored. The Gaslamp Quarter is where San Diego's
colorful past comes alive and exists hand in hand with modern
development and commerce in an active urban setting.