Proposed Second Avenue Historic District Moves Forward
One of the most distinctive areas of Bankers Hill is along Second Avenue between Palm Street and Upas Street. The buildings along these five blocks (built 1871-1945) are some of the most attractive in the City of San Diego. An Uptown historic study in 2006 recommended these five blocks be designated as a historic district (48 total structures; 44 potential historic). The process of determining the feasibility of forming the historic district is now beginning, spearheaded by attorney Don Liddell, who resides on Second Avenue. A draft petition has been prepared, and community outreach will soon begin. Liddell made a presentation at the Metro San Diego CDC on September 24th; which agreed to support him in this effort. While welcoming new development, the Bankers Hill community also seeks to preserve its historic character.