University Avenue Pipeline Project

The City of San Diego is currently overseeing a project to replace 4.33 miles

(22,722 feet) of pipeline within the University Heights, Hillcrest and North Park communities. The University Ave. pipeline project is part of a citywide initiative to replace over 3,250 miles of water pipelines that in some areas are over 100 years old.

Along with providing safe, clean drinking water the project will also improve pedestrian curb ramps to facilitate access with persons of disabilities. City street surfaces will be reconstructed with slurry seal, paving and striping as needed with vegetation and landscaping within the impacted areas as well.

In late 2014 businesses along 5th Ave. in Hillcrest experienced the first wave of construction in the neighborhood. Other areas that will be impacted include businesses along University Ave., Park Blvd., Robinson Ave., and the remainder of 5th Ave.

According to the City of San Diego website, construction is expected to take place through June 2017.  The current plans suggests the following timeline:

Phase 1 Construction Schedule (January 2015 through May 2015**)

University Ave., from Park Blvd. to Oregon St., and on Oregon St. north to Polk Ave.

Phase 2 Construction Schedule (June 2015 through September 2015**)

W. Lewis St., from Stephens St. to Hawk St.

Hawk St., from W. Lewis St. to Washington St.

Washington St., from Hawk St. to 5th Ave.

5th Ave., from Washington St. to University Ave.

Phase 3 Construction Schedule (October 2015 through May 2016**)

University Ave., from 5th Ave. to Park Blvd. 5th Ave.

Phase 4 Construction Schedule (June 2016 through January 2017**)

Robinson Ave., From 5th Ave. to Park Blvd. and on Park Blvd. approximately 60 feet north of Robinson Ave.

University Avenue Pipeline Map

For more information on the project and how it may impact your business contact Capital Improvement Project at 619.533.4207 or engineering@sandiego.gov.  Resources are also available online at http://www.sandiego.gov/.

 

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Learn about proposed bike lanes September 17th

Transforming Hillcrest

In August 2014, Hillcrest Community groups met to discuss ideas for transforming Hillcrest. The Hillcrest Business Association, Hillcrest Town Council and the Uptown Community Parking District came together to support alternatives to San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) Uptown Bike Corridor Project.

SANDAG proposes to remove dozens of parking spaces throughout Hillcrest to make way for bike lanes. As SANDAG quickly moves along in its engineering phase the Hillcrest Community has been left in the dark!

On September 17th the Hillcrest community is invited to a discussion on creative alternatives to SANDAG’s proposal. Local architect Jim Frost will be discussing his proposal for SANDAG to make Hillcrest a more beautiful place to eat, play, stay and bike!

Bring your ideas and hear From SANDAG and City Representatives.

  • How much parking will we lose ?
  • How will bike lanes affect your business?
  • Will we create new parks?
  • What would get you on a bike?
  • Who is going to pay for the up keep? And how much will it cost?

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Park Hillcrest

Fabulous Hillcrest is HAPPY to announce that Park Hillcrest has recently added the Hillcrest Community Valet to the neighborhood!

Parking just got a little bit sweeter with the Community Valet every weekend, Friday- Sunday. For just $5 you can forget the hassle of parking and have your car parked for you , like the celebrity that you are.

Don’t forget about the ParkHillcrest  FREE trolley program! After you valet your car, jump on the trolley and take a ride down to the east end of town where you can visit the Hillcrest Egyptian Quarter and back to the fabulous restaurants and boutique stores. The FREE trolley runs Friday/Sat  5:00 PM – 11:00 PM and 9 AM – 2 PM every Sunday with valet 10AM-3PM.

 

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SHOP Hillcrest for the Holiday

Shop Hillcrest for the Holidays was a great success because of YOU ! Thank you to all the businesses that participated this holiday season and helped to make 2013 Shop Hillcrest the largest yet! Due to the generosity  of our businesses and the abundance of participants we were able to gift 2 lucky Shop Hillcrest Winners with a Shopping Spree in the Neighborhood.

Our First Place Winner won over $2,000 in gift certificates for shopping at the local Hillcrest Artist & Craftsman

Our Second Prize winner walked away with $1,200 in Gift Certificates

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Security Services in the Core

The Hillcrest Business Association’s MAD district provides security services in the core of the neighborhood. These services are paid for by your property owners and are here to help your business!

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