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UC San Diego Extension plans to open a new $42 million cultural and education center in this building planned for downtown’s East Village, as part of a larger mixed-use project called Park & Market, being developed by Holland Partner Group. Rendering courtesy of UC San Diego, Carrier Johnson + Culture

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Plans by the University of California, San Diego for a new cultural and education center in downtown’s East Village were warmly greeted by urban designers, architects, civic advocates and others who had fretted earlier this year about the future of the fast-growing neighborhood, recently eyed for a new football stadium with convention facilities.

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