José Luis Corona didn’t expect to move back to Mexico when he left for the United States 12 years ago, but that was until he saw the Horizonte luxury condominiums in Tijuana.The 54-year-old, originally from Mexico City, already owns a home in Chula Vista but decided about a year ago to get a $290,000 condo in Horizonte, which features a roof garden, gym, security and views overlooking the Club Campestre golf course and much of the city. Corona, who works for an aerosol can manufacturer with offices in San Diego, said the quality he gets at Horizonte is substantial for the price — around $500,000 to $750,000 less than what the average new condo built in the last two years goes for in San Diego County. “I like both places,” he said, “(but) I think things are improving a lot in Tijuana.” Corona is one of hundreds of Mexican nationals who have embraced homeownership in Tijuana, a city long known for its transient … [Read more...] about Tijuana condo boom: The new San Diego?
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San Antonio is making strides when it comes to its technology workforce — attracting more young people, launching educational initiatives and adding more downtown housing. The thing is, other cities are, too, and they’re pulling further ahead. CBRE ranked San Antonio 47th in its annual analysis of the top 50 markets for tech talent in the U.S. and Canada, just of ahead of Miami (48th), Richmond, Va. (49th), and Norfolk, Va. “We’re holding steady in a lot of ways. We’re running at a really good rate,” said Dax Moreno, San Antonio’s chief tech talent and recruitment officer. “But other cities of our size are entering the fray, and we’re in a dogfight with them ... Those communities are finding more ways to unite and develop programs at a faster rate than we are.” On ExpressNews.com: Tech leaders discuss the state of San Antonio’s tech ecosystem and its challenges The commercial real estate firm scores markets based … [Read more...] about Report: San Antonio’s tech workforce small but growing
Karen Heller, The Washington Post Published 9:57 am PDT, Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Lucca Ravioli's owner Michael Feno (center) helps customer Heni Martin (right) as she pays for items on their final day of service at Lucca Ravioli's after 90 years of business on Valencia Street in San Francisco, California, on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. less Lucca Ravioli's owner Michael Feno (center) helps customer Heni Martin (right) as she pays for items on their final day of service at Lucca Ravioli's after 90 years of business on Valencia Street in San ... more Photo: Gabrielle Lurie / The Chronicle Photo: Gabrielle Lurie / The Chronicle Image 1 of / 33 Caption Close Image 1 of 33 Lucca Ravioli's owner Michael Feno (center) helps customer Heni Martin (right) as she pays for items on their final … [Read more...] about How San Francisco broke America’s heart
A state senate bill making its way through Sacramento could mean high density housing gets built along transit stops throughout San Diego County.That could mean new apartment buildings along the Coaster commuter train in North County, or all the way down to the border next to the San Diego Trolley. The way the bill is written, it would prevent communities from doing too much to stop zoning changes.Senate Bill 50, from state Sen. Scott Weiner (D-San Francisco), has passed its first legislative hurdle by moving out of the state’s housing committee. But, it faces much opposition from communities dominated by single-family homes and tenants rights groups worried about displacement. The legislation would allow four- to five-story apartment complexes to be built a half-mile from rail stations and ferry terminals, and a quarter-mile from bus stops. The majority of California is only zoned for single-family homes, which the bill’s author said is making the state’s housing … [Read more...] about What a new California bill could mean for San Diego housing
By George Avalos | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: January 13, 2019 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: January 13, 2019 at 6:00 am SAN JOSE — Even before Google has begun construction on its proposed massive transit village in San Jose, the search giant’s property purchases have helped catalyze a frenzy of development plans that could dramatically reshape the city’s downtown. Most striking is the dramatic surge in proposed downtown San Jose office space: from no new office development proposed in 2016 — before Google began snapping up properties for its project — to more than 1 million square feet proposed in 2017, and another 4.3 million square feet proposed in 2018, according to a survey of city planning documents through mid-December by this news organization. With all those new workers potentially heading downtown — Google’s project alone calls for up to 20,000 employees — housing and retail proposals have … [Read more...] about Google Effect: Search giant spurs downtown San Jose boom