Monthly Archives: September 2013

SANDAG Mid-City Rapid Bus Project Coming to UH

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Starting the last full week of September, crews will be demolishing the center median on Park Boulevard between University and Lincoln avenues to construct transit-only lanes for the Mid-City Rapid bus line. One lane in each direction will be closed. Construction activities in this area are expected to last about three months.

Parking impacts: During construction, some parking spaces will be temporarily unavailable on both sides of Park Boulevard, specifically:
• Southwest corner of Park and Lincoln (in front of Harmony Animal Hospital).
• South end of the diagonal parking spaces mid-block between University and Lincoln (in front of Cathedral Arms and Grace Tower). The curb in this area will be painted red to preserve access for emergency vehicles, trash pickup, and U.S. Postal Service deliveries.
• Park at Lincoln: Sidewalk construction on the east side of Park Boulevard in front of Grace Lutheran Church is expected to finish by the end of September.

Construction of the Mid-City Rapid Bus Project is ongoing along Park and El Cajon boulevards. For the most up-to-date information, visit KeepSanDiegoMoving.com/MidCityRapid and click on the Construction Notices tab.

UHCA Meetings Back at Birney Elementary

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The Birney Elementary School Auditorium has been repaired, and we’ll be back on Thursday, September 5 at 6:30 pm for our September community meeting. (The arson fire in January 2012 that closed the auditorium put the space out of commission for the school and the groups that use the facility for the past 18 months.)

Fresh off the very successful UH125 anniversary celebration, we’re looking forward to picking back up with the questions and concerns brought up by the community in our previous meetings. Join us for an update on the progress, as well as our plans to continue pursuing the issues that are important to the University Heights community, including:

• Washington Street corridor – sidewalks, crosswalks, trash, weeds
• Identification of UH boundaries and labeling on city maps, etc.
• Unification of UH under one planning group
• Helicopter noise
• Lack of sufficient street lighting
• Dog waste
• Better bike infrastructure

UHCA would like to thank the San Diego Unified School District Office of Education for allowing us to use their facility for the past 18 months. Also, if you missed the historic photo exhibit at the UH125 event, the fascinating images of long-gone Normal School, postcards of Mission Cliff Gardens, and UH homes will be on view courtesy of the Special Collections & University Archives, SDSU Library & Information Access.