On the up and up


That’s Poo by Kinsee Morlan

I’ve watched for the past year as two residential towers have slowly — very slowly — gone up about a mile from the border. It’s a nice change from the hideous mini-suburb developments that have been popping up in Tijuana and Rosarito for the past decades. A good article came out in the Union-Tribune last week exploring current housing prices and the building-vertical trend in Tijuana. My favorite part of the piece, though, is the paragraph below:

Blocks from the U.S. border, New City’s plans include seven towers with swimming pools, tennis courts, meeting rooms, a sky lounge and covered parking. But one of its biggest selling points is the 11-foot-high wall surrounding the 7.5-acre site, along with video cameras, electronic access cards and the 24-hour presence of security guards.

It’s not the swimming pool or the tennis courts that have people buying up the units, it’s the 11-foot-high wall and security cameras. That’s a reality in Tijuana that I’m not cerain will ever change.

About Kinsee Morlan

Arts and web editor at San Diego CityBeat. Interested in art and the Tijuana/San Diego border.
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One Response to On the up and up

  1. Frank in SD says:

    That reality will only become more apparent. Oddly, I expect the next feature condos are sold via to be, “no police access, so no bribes to pay and no mafia connections!”

    All of which will be lies. Damnable lies.

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