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Kensington neighbors keep eye on sale of buildings

The buildings embrace the Ken Theater, Cucina Sorella and The Haven in Kensington.

SAN DIEGO — SAN DIEGO – Neighbors in Kensington are pushing again in opposition to any business growth project that would change what they describe as a historic advanced. The advanced contains two eating places – Cucina Sorella and The Haven and the Ken Theater, all constructed within the late Nineteen Forties.

“It’s just gonna change everything about Kensington,” mentioned Marissa Brand, a involved neighbor.

The three properties had been just lately listed for sale and though no purchaser has come ahead but, neighbors say they need the buildings to remain intact with out somebody tearing them down.

“This complex of buildings right here are in great shape to start with. There’s nothing wrong with them. They don’t need to be torn down… they’re are also very historic,” mentioned Maggie McCann, one other involved and long-term neighbor who’s been outspoken about preserving Kensington.

McCann has been outspoken about preserving the appear and feel of the buildings as a result of she says it’s what makes this neighborhood distinctive.

The group of neighbors say they concern the buildings could possibly be torn down by builders and used to build high-rise housing that may eat away at already restricted parking and add to the heavy site visitors within the small group.

“Anything coming in here that’s being proposed… No parking for the neighborhood is going to be a non-starter. Some of my neighbors here are within this project, and already don’t have any parking on their own streets. That’s not why we moved to Kensington we came here for the small-town feel,” added McCann.

“We’ll do whatever it takes to keep this, the historical, beautiful property that it is,” added Brand.

The group of neighbors say they might even think about forming a restricted legal responsibility partnership and purchase the situation to protect it.

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