Tag: Barry Hager

Mission Hills Heritage Seeks Historic Designation for Old Mission Hills Branch Library

| July 3, 2019 | 0 Comments
Mission Hills Heritage Seeks Historic Designation for Old Mission Hills Branch Library

by Barry E. Hager The old Mission Hills Branch Library at 925 W. Washington Street, located at the western gateway to Mission Hills, has been a presence in our community for almost 60 years.  Now we are in danger of losing this iconic building due to the City’s plans to develop the site, which would […]

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Update on the Legal Challenge to Uptown Community Plan

| September 6, 2017 | 0 Comments
Update on the Legal Challenge to Uptown Community Plan

As many of you know, Mission Hills Heritage (MHH), with co-petitioner SOHO, filed a lawsuit against the City of San Diego this January over the Uptown Community Plan Update. Last November the City Council adopted a last minute re-write of the Uptown Community Plan that had been in the making for over seven years. Only […]

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Potential Historic Districts – What’s the Real Situation?

| July 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
Potential Historic Districts – What’s the Real Situation?

By Barry Hager, Deborah Pettry and Jim Reily A recent anonymous postcard received by many Mission Hills and other Uptown residents falsely announces “You Cannot Remodel Your Home” and “NO exterior remodeling may occur on properties” within potential historic districts. These cards are among efforts by opponents of historic districts who hope to mislead people […]

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Community Plan Update—Changes to Proposed Land Use and Densities

| March 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
Community Plan Update—Changes to Proposed Land Use and Densities

  The Uptown Community Plan update has been slowly grinding forward since 2009. The Uptown community plan serves as a blueprint for development in our community. Community plans establish long-range land use policy, including specifying densities – how many dwelling units can be built on a specific parcel – and many other important guidelines to […]

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Recent Developments on the Community Plan Update

| August 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
Recent Developments on the Community Plan Update

  The City recently released a complete draft of the Uptown Community Plan Update.  As background, the Uptown Community Plan serves as a blueprint for development in Mission Hills and the other Uptown neighborhoods, including Hillcrest, Bankers Hills and University Heights. Community plans establish long-rang planning policy for land use, including residential dwelling densities, transportation, urban design, […]

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Mission Hills Historic District Expands by 99 Homes

| August 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Mission Hills Historic District Expands by 99 Homes

by Barry E. Hager The efforts of a group of Mission Hills residents recently paid off when the City of San Diego added 99 homes to the Mission Hills Historic District. The homes are all within the original Mission Hills subdivision, recorded by George W. Marston and others in 1908. “It was a complex process, […]

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City Council Extends Interim Height Ordinance

| December 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
City Council Extends Interim Height Ordinance

By Barry E. Hager  On November 5th the City Council voted unanimously to extend the Uptown Interim Height Ordinance (IHO).  The extension will remain in effect until the new community plan and zoning are in place, meaning there will be no need to extend this ordinance again.  Prior versions of the ordinance, first adopted in […]

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Extension of Interim Height Ordinance

| October 30, 2013 | 0 Comments
Extension of Interim Height Ordinance

  Goes to City Council in November by Barry E. Hager The current 24-year old Uptown Community Plan and related zoning allow for building heights of up to 150 feet (the approximate height of Green Manor) in the commercial core of Mission Hills and up to 200 feet along parts of Washington Street, University Avenue […]

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Historic Pillars Are Restored in Mission Hills

| April 2, 2013 | 0 Comments
Historic Pillars Are Restored in Mission Hills

With the support of Mission Hills Heritage (MHH), several pillars located in Mission Hills received new plaques and were refurbished. According to Barry Hager, MHH board chairman, after proposing the project to the City’s Historical Resources Board (HRB), the pillars were photographed and measured to replace the missing plaques. MHH worked with a plaque manufacturer […]

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Bronze Plaques Installed on Inspiration Heights’ Pillars

| March 8, 2013 | 0 Comments
Bronze Plaques Installed on Inspiration Heights’ Pillars

After a year of pushing the project along, six new plaques have been installed on the Inspiration Heights pillars on Sunset Boulevard, according to Barry Hager, Board Chairman of Mission Hills Heritage. The bronze plaques replace vintage plaques stolen during a rash of thefts in the summer of 2011. “There is no lacquer coating on […]

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