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Inspiration Heights (2021)

On Friday, October 29, 2021, the State Historic Resources Commission voted unanimously to approve Inspiration Heights for listing on the National Register of Historic Places! This is the culmination of a very long effort by residents of Inspiration Heights and Mission Hills Heritage to have this area approved as a historic district.  

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Restoration of Arbor at Presidio Park (2016-2018)

MHH board members spearheaded an effort to convince the City to restore the crumbling historic Arbor Area at Presidio Park.  MHH contributed funding for materials, with assistance from the Mission Hills Town Council and Mission Hills Garden Club.  Restoration work was completed in 2018.

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Rezone of Residential Areas of Mission Hills (2016)

Following a multi-year effort that involved intensive surveying and petition drives, MHH convinced the City Council to re-zone a multi-block residential area in Eastern portions of Mission Hills, including a large multi-block area south of University Avenue, to single family zoning as part of the Uptown Community Plan Update.  The rezone will save countless bungalows…

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Restoration of Inspiration Heights Pillars (2013)

After the theft of original plaques on two of the three Inspiration Heights pillars in 2011, MHH spearheaded the effort to replace the plaques, which was paid for by Council District 2 funds.  MHH also arranged for donated services by Chism Bros. Painting to repair stucco and repaint all three pillars.

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Interim Height Ordinance (2008-2016)

MHH helped lead the effort that resulted in a temporary ordinance capping new building heights at 50’ in the commercial core area of Mission Hills. The temporary ordinance was replaced with a permanent overlay zone as part of the Uptown Community Plan Update, allowing up to 50’ for ministerial projects and 100’ for discretionary projects,…

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Project Revisions for One Mission (2003 – 2005)

MHH founding members led a community effort that resulted in major revisions to the Paseo De Mission Hills project (renamed One Mission) at the gateway to Mission Hills.  The architectural style was changed to blend more with the neighborhood and the building height was also lowered.

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NAVWAR

The proposed NAVWAR redevelopment proposals seemed innocent and appropriate enough in name – ‘The Navy needs and is going to build a new facility.” Then we learned that the Navy wanted to pay for it by selling its massive chunk of prime coastal federal property to developers, who want use its privileged location to add…

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