Archive | June, 2014

SJCOG approves “ambitious” transportation plan to reduce pollution and curb sprawl

On Thursday, the board charged with setting priorities for San Joaquin County’s transportation system took a modest step toward a more sustainable future by adopting a regional transportation plan that includes the county’s first Sustainable Community Strategy.

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Rendering of the Cal Weber 40 project on the corner of Weber and California Streets in Downtown Stockton (c/o ArtifexWest)

Council approves $2.5 million to move Downtown Stockton housing project forward

Construction could begin as early as next March on a forty-unit mixed-use affordable housing project – Cal Weber 40 – in Downtown Stockton after the City Council unanimously approved a $2.5 million loan as well as the sale of a city-owned lot to DFA Development Tuesday evening.* The money covers only part of the estimated […]

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The Hotel Terry was recently purchased by a developer from Oakland who plans to turn the historic building into a first floor farmer's market and market-rate apartments

Will the Hotel Terry be Stockton’s first downtown market-rate residential project?

Not too long ago, the Hotel Terry had a date with a wrecking ball. Now, the historic Downtown Stockton building may have a new lease on life. According to Mahala Burns of Cort Companies, which specializes in redeveloping older buildings downtown, the recent buyer of the hotel on the northwest corner of Main and American streets […]

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2013 may be the last year that the Asparagus Festival is held downtown as officials are considering a move to the county fairgrounds

Asparagus Festival loss another setback for downtown revitaliztion

After 29 years, a piece of Stockton’s identity is gone. And with it, a valuable piece of the effort to revitalize the city’s historic downtown district. On Tuesday, the Asparagus Festival’s 12-member board announced that the annual celebration of the Delta region’s famous vegetable would not return for a 30th anniversary. The board cited two […]

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A new report by the Council of Infill Builders lays out strategies for revitalizing Central Valley downtowns

Stockton City Council authorizes update of General Plan, creation of Downtown plan

For several years, Stockton’s economic growth has been measured by how much can be built on the periphery of the city. On Tuesday, the city took its first step towards changing the status quo of unmitigated outward expansion of homes and businesses in favor of a comprehensive plan focusing on existing neighborhoods. By a unanimous […]

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Iron Canyon Circle features the city's worst traffic calming attempt

The five worst streets in Stockton

Stockton has a lot of roads. At nearly 62 square miles in size (not counting unincorporated areas), a lot of asphalt is needed to stitch together all the corners of the city. But our roads vary greatly, with some much nicer than others. Many of our streets lack sidewalks and bike lanes, creating unpleasant experiences […]

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