City of San Diego, Stop demolition for parking lots!
  • Petitioning City of San Diego

This petition will be delivered to:

Mayor Kevin Faulconer
City of San Diego
Council Representative District 3
Todd Gloria

City of San Diego, Stop demolition for parking lots!

    1. William Adams
    2. Petition by

      William Adams

      La Mesa, CA

Preserve neighborhoods, sense of community, street level urban fabric, historic buildings, walkability, architectural diversity, and investment in redevelopment.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 300 signatures
    2. Too much parking . . .

      William Adams
      Petition Organizer

      A must read for San Diego and other parking lot cratered downtowns.

      Mapping the Subtle Science of Parking Demand In the absence of nuanced data about how people drive and live in different contexts, city regulations and building developers generally assume that people need way more parking than they really do. A new downtown condo winds up with too much parking. A multifamily apartment near a subway stop gets way too much.

    3. Reached 250 signatures
    4. Powerpoint / Slideshare presentation on Petition

      William Adams
      Petition Organizer
      Stop demo 4 parking

      City of San Diego:Stop Demolition for Parking Lots By William A. Adams 619-233-8200 wadams@

    5. ABC Channel 10 New Report on Petition

      William Adams
      Petition Organizer

      Petition calls for fewer parking lot projects in downtown SD: Man says area's character at stake

      As two long-standing downtown San Diego buildings are demolished, one local man has launched an unusual petition drive and he says the character of downtown is on the line.

    6. Demo as of Monday March 18, 2013

      William Adams
      Petition Organizer
      Demolition of Historic Building for Parking Lot Continues

      Bill Adams is the founder and chief editor of UrbDeZine. He is also a partner in the San Diego law firm of Norton, Moore, & Adams, LLP. He's been involved with land use and urban renewal for 20 years, both as a professional and as a personal passion.

    7. Demo Continues

      William Adams
      Petition Organizer

      Nothing can save it now. Wednesday, March 13, 2012.

    8. How too much parking hurts cities.

      William Adams
      Petition Organizer

      Here's an article with some data re the negative impact of too much parking.

      How too much parking hurt cities

      Big roads and parking garages are so common in American cities that it's easy to forget these places once functioned exceptionally well without them. However, in their persistent battle to satisfy the demands of motorists, many urban areas are losing out.

    9. Reached 100 signatures
    10. 60 signatures in less than 1 day!

      William Adams
      Petition Organizer

      Very cool! The petition has almost 60 signatures in less than a day. Please keep it rolling by signing and sharing on your Facebook or other social media.

    11. Reached 50 signatures
    12. Former Braun HQ and Walsh & Chacon buildings being demo'd now

      William Adams
      Petition Organizer

      The petition photo is a shot of the former Braun HQ (8th & F) on Feb. 16, 2013 as it is being demolished to make room for a parking lot. There is no planned development for the site. The green fence will remain as "mitigation" for the parking lot use.


    Reasons for signing

    • Joe Quinones SAN DIEGO, CA
      • about 1 month ago

      I believe it is important to preserve certain areas of the city particular historically important buildings. I recall reading a story of a man who lost his Cigar business and was forced out of his building which is not a parking lot. This kind of movement the wrong way to progress and we should focus more on public transportation and less lots.

    • Michael Newman SAN DIEGO, CA
      • 2 months ago

      Please preserve the history of San Diego for buildings that have historical value.

    • Miles Weatherup SAN DIEGO, CA
      • 5 months ago

      Those historic buildings are the fabric of Downtown San Diego that makes our downtown so different than many other cities across the country. Hide the parking lots, or put them underground, but don't tear down these beautiful old buildings.

    • Hope Wright CLERMONT, FL
      • 9 months ago

      Was raised in San Diego, and it was beautiful with its building and landscaping, parking lots is NO reason destroy SD beauty.

    • Patti Cates SAN DIEGO, CA
      • 10 months ago

      There will be a time when the car is not the main mode of transportation - we must be forward thinking and redesign our cities around more mass transit and away from the individual car. Demolishing prize buildings with sound construction is not the answer and the parking lots will take away vital parts of our neighborhoods.


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