“What’s That Lot?” was a series of short land use investigation pieces aimed at answering questions readers had about strange buildings or seemingly unused and otherwise mysterious land parcels around the county. I found out about an open lot near San Diego’s bustling downtown neighborhood that seemed ripe for development, and found out why it’s had nothing going on for nearly a decade. In addition to pulling land use records, interviewing the former developer and employees of the neighboring businesses for my article, I took my own photos for the story. The story generated more than 800 unique page views.
“What’s That Lot: A ‘Vertical Power Center’ That Never Got Off the Ground,” Voice of San Diego, Nov. 16, 2015.