13th Street refresh

13th Street Refresh

What and Where

Demonstrating that simple interventions can improve the appeal of any street, URBAN INTERVENTIONS worked with local property owners along a single block in downtown San Diego’s East Village. Fixing a broken streetlamp, replanting a missing tree, removing barbwire fencing and a general clean-up made a huge difference. A portion of the block is under redevelopment and existing properties have been greatly improved.


Property owners along 13th Street between E and F Streets, Downtown San Diego Partnership’s Clean & Safe program, and Howard Blackson urban designer.


March 31, 2019