A simple suggestion from a community member to the City of Solana Beach to label each home’s waste bin with a list of what can and can’t go in the recycle bin has resulted in an involved effort between Mayor Mike Nichols and Waste Management to see that it happens.
A Feb. 27 ribbon cutting ceremony, complete with city officials, oversized scissors and champagne, kicked off a five-day grand opening to celebrate the $30 million renovation of Flower Hill Promenade.
Protea Properties purchased the 14-acre site, formerly known as the Flower Hill Mall, in 2002 with plans to upgrade.
The project underwent several redesigns since the first plans were presented more than a decade ago.
DEL MAR — Council members voted 4-1 at the Feb. 19 meeting to adopt a resolution initiating an informal partnership with the 22nd District Agricultural Association, a move that could help Del Mar meet its affordable housing requirement.The city is working to obtain a certified housing plan, something it currently does not have. Denial from the state again could result in penalties that include forced housing on park land or denial of all future building permits.
Low prices, low interest rates and a steady supply of distressed homes on the market have made for a “perfect storm” opportunity for Carmel Valley real estate investors in 2012. Individual investors are looking to either buy and hold rental properties for long term appreciation, or to pool capital in order to rehab and flip single family homes in North County for short term profits. The real estate market in San Diego is offering unique opportunities to investors of all income levels, though it’s critically important to work with an experienced operator/realtor who has the track record and system in place to take full advantage of today’s buying opportunities.