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The old San Diego City College child development center being demolished to prepare the site for the construction of a new student housing complex, Sept. 19, 2023. Photo by Keila Menjivar Zamora/City Times Media

San Diego housing plan rejection “will not affect” City College student housing project, officials say

Mayor’s proposed incentives including college student housing, given City Council thumbs-down in five-hour public hearing
Vince Outlaw, Multimedia Journalist November 15, 2023
San Diego City College’s plan to build on-campus student housing will move forward despite the San Diego City Council’s rejection of the housing incentives introduced by Mayor Todd Gloria Monday.
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Members of the board of trustees and city officials join acting Community College District Chancellor Greg Smith, fifth from left, in striking the dirt during the groundbreaking ceremony at the site of San Diego City College’s future housing complex, Oct. 20, 2023. Photo by Luke Bradbury/City Times Media

City College student housing details shared during groundbreaking ceremony

While final plans have not been finalized, the affordable campus residence is moving forward.
Luke Bradbury, Multimedia Journalist October 26, 2023
Officials from the city, including San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria, joined Joel Peterson from the San Diego Community College District and City College President Ricky Shabazz in sharing details and expectations for the project.
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Demolition crews began transforming the site of the old Child Development Center Tuesday, September 19, 2023. San Diego City College envisions this site to include up to 800 units by early 2028. Photo by Eve McNally/City Times Media

BREAKING: City College is one step closer to on-campus affordable student housing

Demolition began today on the site of the future high-rise complex
Sean Monney, Managing Editor September 19, 2023
Each unit will house 2-4 students and first serve students with housing needs, including low-income, veterans and foster youth. The complex will offer shared spaces like laundry facilities, dining halls, student study spaces and student support programs
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San Diego City College students Orion Bailey, left, Maya Guitierrez, middle, and Haily Cameros, right, were among those who shared their thoughts on the on-campus affordable housing project. City Times staff photos

VOICES: Students react to affordable housing project coming to City College

Demolition of the old Childhood Development Center began on Sept. 19; officials say project could be completed in 2028
Ren Charifa, Luz Jaimes, and Kevin Ouellette September 19, 2023

San Diego City College began demolishing the old Childhood Development Center today to make way for affordable student housing. Three journalists from the City Times interviewed students on campus to...

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SDCCD Chancellor Carlos Cortez stands in front of a screen and speaks into a black microphone

SDCCD chancellor, leadership outline priorities at City College forum

Four-year degree program, enrollment, housing and policing among topics discussed
Kathryn Gray, Editor-In-Chief November 18, 2022
Inside the warmth of the MS-140 room, faculty and staff gathered to hear Chancellor Carlos Cortez and district leadership present key priorities for SDCCD, bypassing the chilled lemonade and chewy chocolate chip cookies to settle in their seats on an unseasonably cold San Diego afternoon.
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Potential site for student housing development. Aerial view of 6th and B street.

BREAKING: City College approved for student housing planning grant

Though hopes were set for a building grant, City will have to settle on planning first
Philip Salata, Multimedia Journalist March 8, 2022
After submitting a grant request for Senate Bill 169 funding, called the Higher Education Student Housing Grant Program, San Diego City College has been approved — partially.
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Potential site for student housing development. Aerial view of 6th and B street.

City College submits state grant request to build housing for 600 students

City College President Ricky Shabazz announces completion of next step toward securing housing project
Philip Salata, Multimedia Journalist November 3, 2021
After describing his vision for a potential student housing development to be built on the former site of the child development center at San Diego City College, President Ricky Shabazz announced the completion of a crucial step for securing funds for the project.
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New Chancellor Dr. Carlos O. Turner Cortez

A new chancellor for SDCCD faces unprecedented issues

New problems arise during the return to campus for a new leader
Marlena Harvey, Editor-In-Chief October 20, 2021
For the San Diego Community College District, a new school year after a global pandemic meant more than just reopening campuses. After being chancellor of the SDCCD for 17 years, Constance Carroll retired and Carlos Turner Cortez was chosen to replace her.
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Aerial view of former San Diego City College Child Development Center

City College aims to construct affordable housing for students, employees

As the statewide eviction moratorium comes to an end, City President Ricky Shabazz announces preparations at Sept. 28 College Council meeting
Philip Salata, Multimedia Journalist October 5, 2021
President Ricky Shabazz sees the soon-vacant property of the former San Diego City College child development center as an ideal location to construct affordable housing not only for students, but potentially also for lower income City College employees.
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