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March 1, 1986 | ARMANDO ACUNA, Times Staff Writer
It is advocated by some--and certainly believed by San Diego's downtown planners--that a measure of a great city is whether it's dynamic 24 hours a day. Cities that never sleep are places like New York, San Francisco and Paris. San Diego aspires to join them. But a more realistic scenario for downtown San Diego, at least in the short run, is for it to instead become a thriving 16-hour urban center, a panel of professional urban planners and architects said Friday.
August 18, 1985 | SAM HALL KAPLAN, Times Urban Design Critic
This aspiring city seeking to lend some color to its bland downtown has reshaped a former red-light district into an imaginative retail complex and repainted it in pastels. Covering about six city blocks totaling 11.5 acres, the complex known as Horton Plaza is a dazzling display of urban design, architectural allegories, festive decorations, sprightly coloring and conspicuous commercialism.
June 16, 1985
Many of us who have been following the battle between the City Council and Terry Nash over the last several weeks have been left bewildered and frustrated by the amount of unanswered questions and unresolved issues that have been raised. So far, we have resigned ourselves to trying to understand an administration whose mode of communication seems to be "say as little as possible and be sure it makes no sense." Now that the council has voted to spend our money to condemn Nash's property, however, we feel entitled to a few answers.
June 5, 1985 | BARRY M. HORSTMAN, Times Staff Writer
Despite warnings from Councilman Bill Cleator that "we're showing private developers . . . that they can't trust us," the San Diego City Council on Tuesday agreed to lay out $1.1 million to buy part of a key downtown block where the council has refused to let developer Terry Nash build an office building.
January 27, 1985
This month marks the midway point of the 1980s. San Diegans entered this decade with glowing enthusiasm that downtown urban blight would be replaced by gleaming buildings that would house the affluent and bring about the rejuvenation of quality businesses. This would be accomplished by the Centre City Development Corp. and the Gaslamp Quarter Assn. The driving force behind it was Mayor Pete Wilson, whom I accused of trying to turn San Diego into America's Riviera with no room for the poor and, eventually, the middle class.
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