Paradise in Progress

An Untold Story About Building Downtown San Diego

The year was 1999, The San Diego Convention Center Expansion was underway, and planning for Petco Park and the 26-block redevelopment area surrounding it was in full swing. There were 30 projects in progress and more than 100 on the drawing boards, including high rise condominiums, water and sewer pipelines, road-way improvements, hotels. Concern was brewing. How could downtown businesses, residents and the all-important visitors navigate a downtown that everyone feared would be torn apart by construction?

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