Next Metro San Diego CDC Meeting is on September 11, 2017; Misc. Bankers Hill News
The next meeting of the Metro San Diego Community Development Corporation will be on September 11, 2017. Below are two links to Uptown News stories about Bankers Hill, and a link to a KPBS story about the AIDS Memorial going into Olive Street Park.
Metro San Diego CDC
Below is the Metro San Diego CDC letter in support of placing the AIDS Memorial in Olive Street Park (“Woods McKee Park”)
SAN DIEGO CDC
536 Maple Street, No. 103
San Diego, California 92101
October 27, 2016
Re: Letter of Support for the AIDS Memorial Committee Recommendation to Place the San Diego AIDS Memorial In Olive Street Park:
Dear Uptown Planners:
On October 10th, AIDS Memorial Committee, chaired by Katherine Stuart Faulconer & Nicole Ramirez-Murray, made a presentation to the Metro San Diego CDC about creating a permanent memorial to those affected by HIV disease and AIDS in San Diego. A portion of the Olive Street Park site in Bankers Hill is currently under consideration for the location of the AIDS Memorial; The Metro San Diego CDC unanimously endorsed placing the AIDS Memorial at the Olive Street Park site on May 9, 2016.
The Metro San Diego CDC, and its predecessor the Bankers Hill/Park West Community Association, have spend the better part of a decade battling to establish the Olive Street Park, which will be named the “Woods-McKee Park”, after the family that donated the northern parcel of the future park to the city almost 100 years ago. The City of San Diego purchased the southern parcel of land that will be an additional part of the park several years ago. The Metro San Diego CDC remains strongly in favor of placing the AIDS Memorial in Olive Street Park, and supports the AIDS Memorial Committee, the Mayor, and City Councilmember’s Gloria’s recommendations to place the AIDS Memorial at this location.
B. Michael Seidel