LIVING IN THE SUBWAY SHADOW -
BSC, CA – [Ed note: this story was written before the new year, 2018, but pushed back from publication due to breaking news stories happening at the time] Fresh back from the latest wrinkle in the exploding pre-2018 legal cannabis scene, I had to add an extra 20 minutes in my start time because the entrance to a neighborhood for married student couple was green-walled off. The reason, a demolition project.
With all the talk around Riverside about needing more student housing and the planned increase in student body [no reference to our previous feature, Food Brood], you might surmise the dorm neighborhood, which has hundreds of old trees and is home to thousands of birds, would be getting the University axe to pave the way toward filling that student need. Well, Sports Fans, you'd be wrong.
Soon [in a couple of years unless the Chinese do the project] the view that you see in our lead-in shot above will be forever changed by a five-story monolith to block out the sun, standing where trees, birds, and grass used to grow; our, er, their brand new 5000 seat Soccer Stadium. Let's hear it. Boooo! When you understand that this neighborhood was built entirely by women and the town-view city mag, Explore Riverside, made a big issue out of one building [also built by women] out in Anza; double Boooo! See the view that's being razed by UCR, after the jump.