30 years in the making, Hillcrest Promenade Project passes

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – They’ve been asking for a public gathering space for three decades, and tonight was the last vote Hillcrest residents needed to make their long-awaited goal a reality on Normal Street.

Hillcrest, a hub for hot new restaurants, a bustling farmers market, and San Diego’s Pride Festival, attracts hundreds of thousands of locals and tourists year round.

All the business has made it a bit cramped, along with limited meter parking, but it seems all those quarters may have lead to change.

1.8 million dollars will redesign Normal Street, allowing the farmers market and pride festival to expand. There will also be a bike lane and pride plaza expansion, with 60 additional parking spaces, full-time security, and a special events program.

They say adding these features will give eastern Hillcrest the first transit-oriented pedestrian promenade in San Diego.

After waiting hours Tuesday night to find out the results, residents were overjoyed their fight finally coming to fruition.

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