Little Italy

GOVERNMENT

Appeal of Little Italy project deemed invalid

A 24-story residential project at Ash and Columbia streets in Little Italy will be able to move ahead since the sole appeal of the project’s approval was deemed invalid.

REAL ESTATE

Apartment for Little Italy

Victor Krebs, of Colliers International, represented the buyer in the Deal of the Week.

REAL ESTATE

Little Italy lots acquired for apartment

The 20,000-square-foot lot at 520 W. Ash St and 1146 Columbia St. at the southern border of San Diego's Little Italy community has been sold for $12.8 million.

CONSTRUCTION

Porto Siena reconstruction completed

REAL ESTATE

New Little Italy apartment complex sells

Little Italy news archive

Visitor Information

Originally a fishing village and enclave for Italian immigrants, Little Itayl, a hilly community by the harbor, has retained its heritage while revitalizing the downtown area with restaurants, retail and residences. The community is also becoming more Italian again, with a recent influx of immigrants.

From the 19th century until the 1970s, Little Italy made San Diego the center of the U.S. tuna industry. When the canneries relocated and part of Little Italy was demolished to build Interstate 5, the area went into decline. However, in the 1990s, the neighborhood began its revitalization.

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Business Information

Many of Little Italy's 500 businesses are on India Street, but nearby Kettner and Columbia streets are also popular for businesses. The area has weathered the recession well, never incurring any vacancies on India Street, and has a low crime rate compared with other neighborhoods nearby.

Until the 1970s, business in Little Italy was primarily tuna-related and residents were mainly of Italian heritage. At one point, more than 6,000 Italian families lived in Little Italy and the area became known for its authentic restaurants. Since then, the area has been gentrified and made the transition from a working-class immigrant neighborhood to a young, hip downtown area.

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Little Italy Businesses

Clark Pacific

1281 9th Ave.
San Diego, CA
  • Concrete - Coatings & Services
  • Construction Contractors - Concrete
  • Construction Management Services
  • Contractors - Concrete
  • Engineering Consultants
  • Engineering Services
  • Engineering Support Services
  • Engineers
  • Structural Concrete

McCullough Landscape Architecture Inc

703 16th St., Ste. 100
San Diego, CA
  • Architect - Consultants
  • Construction Consultants
  • Landscape Architects
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Little Italy in Photos

Spotlight on Little Italy

Originally a fishing village and enclave for Italian immigrants, Little Italy, a hilly community by the harbor, has retained its heritage while revitalizing the downtown area with restaurants, retail and residences. The community is also becoming more Italian again, with a recent influx of immigrants.

From the 19th century until the 1970s, Little Italy made San Diego the center of the U.S. tuna industry. When the canneries relocated and part of Little Italy was demolished to build Interstate 5, the area went into decline. However, in the 1990s, the neighborhood began its revitalization.

Homes for Sale

$554,000
$599,000

Movie Theaters

701 Fifth Ave.
San Diego, CA, 92101
1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA, 92101
1875 El Prado
San Diego, CA, 92101
1788 El Prado
San Diego, CA, 92101
475 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA, 92101

To find a movie theater outside this area, check the Source Movie Section.

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Fragile Waters First West Coast Showing/Ansel Adams Exclusive Exhibit

- The Maritime Museum of San Diego will present the exhibition, FRAGILE WATERS, which opens Sunday, March 1, 2015, and runs through September 15, 2015. FRAGILE WATERS is a powerful artistic and ecological statement reflected in the inspiring black and white images of three renowned photographers and consummate environmentalists: Ansel Adams, Ernest H. Brooks II, and Dorothy Kerper Monnelly. Press Conference will be held at the Maritime Museum on Friday, February 27 at 10am
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