Tension Over Arts Renaissance And Gentrification In Barrio Logan

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
By Alison St John, Marissa Cabrera
Photo by Katie Schoolov / KPBS
Above: Cars pass under the Barrio Logan sign on July 30, 2015.

Barrio Logan, the predominantly Mexican-American working class neighborhood that’s home to Chicano Park and its vibrant murals, has been undergoing a transformation.

Over the last few years, art spaces, eateries and shops have opened and new residents have moved in.

Longtime San Diego arts reporter Kinsee Morlan has been exploring the intersection of arts and gentrification in Barrio Logan.

Morlan focused on the neighborhood for the first season of Voice of San Diego's Culture Cast podcast, which wraps up this week.

She’s talked with long time residents, artists and developers about the effects of gentrification on the community.

Morlan shares her insights and previews the final episode of the Culture Cast podcast Wednesday on Midday Edition.