Tag: Mission Hills Heritage

Mission Hills Heritage’s Twelfth Annual Historic Home Tour

| September 18, 2016 | 0 Comments
Mission Hills Heritage’s Twelfth Annual Historic Home Tour

“Colonial Revival Style Homes in Mission Hills” by Janet Worthey The Mission Hills neighborhood of San Diego features a rich variety of early 20th century architectural styles built during the neighborhoods rapid growth. This year, Mission Hills Heritage is showcasing the Colonial Revival style. Merely hearing the term Colonial Revival evokes visions of earlier east […]

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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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Walking Tour Showcases Midwest Homes in Mission Hills

| April 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
Walking Tour Showcases Midwest Homes in Mission Hills

By Val Sutter “Prairie Style in Mission Hills” is the topic of Mission Hills Heritage’s Eleventh Annual Walking Tour slated for 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 18. The tour will take walkers through several enclaves of Prairie style homes built in Mission Hills between 1910 and 1920. Conceived by architects in the Midwest, this […]

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Volunteer to Make a Positive Difference

| April 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

By Trish Watlington, President, Mission Hills BID Citizen: a person who is entitled to enjoy all the rights and privileges granted by a state or community, to the people comprising its constituency and is obligated to obey its laws and to fulfill his or duties as called upon. If you are a citizen of Mission […]

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Prairie Style From Midwest to Mission Hills

| January 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
Prairie Style From Midwest to Mission Hills

“Prairie Style from Midwest to Mission Hills,”  is the topic of the Mission Hills Heritage (MHH) Annual Tenth Lecture Series Saturday, January 17 at the Francis Parker Lower School. Here, a panel of local architectural historians will explore the migration of the Prairie Style from the middle west to the west coast from 1908 to […]

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Planning Regulations Affecting Mission Hills

| April 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Planning Regulations Affecting Mission Hills

  by Barry E. Hager There is good news on two fronts for Mission Hills’ residents: The Uptown Interim Height Ordinance (IHO) has been extended again and there has been progress on the Uptown community plan update. These developments will advance the goals to protect the character of Mission Hills. Firstly, the San Diego City […]

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Spanish Revival and Eclectic Architecture

| December 31, 2013 | 0 Comments
Spanish Revival and Eclectic Architecture

Topic of Mission Hills Heritage 9th Annual Lecture Series by Valerie Lemke Historians, artists and authors will explore “Spanish Revival and Eclectic Architecture in Mission Hills,” at the Ninth Annual Lecture Series presented by Mission Hills Heritage (MHH) Saturday, January 18. Talks and displays will focus on the romantic architectural styles and decorative arts popular […]

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Consensus Reached on Mission Hills Land Use Recommendations for Community Plan Update

| May 31, 2013 | 1 Comment
Consensus Reached on Mission Hills Land Use Recommendations for Community Plan Update

  By Barry E. Hager With votes of their governing boards, Mission Hills Heritage (MHH) and the Mission Hills Town Council (MHTC) have reached complete consensus on land use recommendations for the Uptown community plan update. Uptown Planners, the official planning advisory board to the City for the Uptown community, then voted to support the […]

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