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brantw Jun 4, 2010 4:14 AM

I love San Diego

S.DviaPhilly Jun 7, 2010 11:52 PM

Has anyone seen the design for the new 6 story office building they are constructing next to The Mission on 13th and J? Just curious

SDfan Jun 8, 2010 6:41 AM

Found some interesting transit maps on the SANDAG website:

North County: http://www.sandag.org/uploads/projec..._368_11053.pdf

Mid-County: http://www.sandag.org/uploads/projec..._368_11065.pdf

South County: http://www.sandag.org/uploads/projec..._368_11052.pdf

Simplified: http://www.sandag.org/uploads/projec..._368_11148.pdf

bmfarley Jun 8, 2010 6:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SDfan (Post 4869851)

SANDAG seems to think CHSRA is only going to the airport; when the Authority's preferred alternative is to downtown, where it should go.

HurricaneHugo Jun 8, 2010 8:52 AM

Oooohh a streetcar going down Garnett!

Also a streetcar in Santee?

Well, streetcars all over really!

Plus three new trolley lines!

It hurts knowing it'll be a LONG time before we see it happening!

Derek Jun 8, 2010 3:33 PM

Hopefully we will all be alive in another 154 years to see it all happen...

SDfan Jun 8, 2010 5:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bmfarley (Post 4869853)
SANDAG seems to think CHSRA is only going to the airport; when the Authority's preferred alternative is to downtown, where it should go.

Do you have an update on the CHSRA? I have no idea what is going on...

SDfan Jun 8, 2010 10:32 PM

Also, anyone have any news about La Jolla Commons?

Renderings: http://www.ljcommons.com/campus_renderings.asp

kpexpress Jun 9, 2010 1:47 AM

This would be a good start

http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/n...ailsnstops.jpg

SDfan Jun 9, 2010 4:23 AM

Bridge Lighting Proposals!

Videos and Pictures here:

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2...ree-ideas-for/

brantw Jun 9, 2010 4:57 AM

Yes! Lights!!!

HurricaneHugo Jun 9, 2010 5:46 AM

Nice. Simple. Clean.

http://www.signonsandiego.com/photos...jun/07/175647/

SDfan Jun 9, 2010 4:51 PM

^^ Agreed, the second proposal is my favorite too.

Article from the UT about downtown development:

Quote:

Developers dreaming of upturn in downtown
Homebuilders look ahead to 2012, 2013

BY ROGER SHOWLEY, UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9, 2010 AT 12:05 A.M.

With downtown construction at a standstill, newly built condo projects slowly selling out and hundreds of resales on the market, homebuilders already are dreaming of the next upturn in development.

The interest persists because behind the current three-year glut of about 1,400 homes for sale, opportunity knocks.

Of the total for sale, about 500 units are resales, less than 200 are in new projects selling out and nearly 700 are in the Vantage Pointe high-rise on B Street, where sales have been delayed because of mortgage issues. Sales are currently running at the rate of 500 per year.

In a normal market, developers try to time the rollout of new projects to meet demand. And many see that year as 2012 or 2013 and have processed more than 4,000 units through the Centre City Development Corp., the city’s downtown redevelopment arm...

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2...n-in-downtown/

Derek Jun 9, 2010 5:58 PM

I think I like the Fink one best.

Crackertastik Jun 9, 2010 9:04 PM

The second one is far and away the best option. I think it should be subtle and blue most days, with special holidays being the exception. Love love that proposal by Fink.

On a side note, the comments are hilarious and depressing all at once.

"The bridge is fine, and we are broke!" "Fix the roads first"

I truly believe San Diego is full of morons. The damn thing is paid for by the Port Commission and private donations, and they still complain. Didn't even read the article.

But it does beg the question. Why is it so difficult to get approval for development and get support?

1. The trend of mistrust in our government, and their goal of having our interest in mind. Whether that is a legit concern or not.
2. The recent phenomenon of concern over quality of life. By recent i mean late 70s and on. From Boom years of the 50s,60s,70s of "catching up" and developing dramatically causing environmental and community degradation. People are weary of development as it relates to quality of life.
3. Our outdated and failed infrastructure. Funding is not where it needs to be, and therefore our infrastructure is outdated. Many feel development should take a moratorium until this is no longer the case. Roads, sewage, water, traffic, parking, etc.

SDfan Jun 10, 2010 4:51 AM

What I have to say I like about the UT article is how those involved with downtown redevlopment do not plan on scaling back the density they set forth with. It is nice to see them not willing to compromise on that issue because it really is a waste to have a seven story mid-rise in place of a twenty/thirty story high-rise. And they are right, you just can't find many other places in SD that would allow for that kind of density, so why waste the opportunity downtown? Good for CCDC.

mello Jun 21, 2010 8:09 PM

How are Hotel Vacancy Rates downtown?
 
I'm wondering what is keeping the Ball Park Village and Lane Field from getting financing? Are hotels downtown still really hurting? I can't believe LF is still just sitting there as parking lots, god that is embarrassing.

dubai_property Jun 21, 2010 8:19 PM

But i do not think that San Diego property is not a good project to invest your money.

kpexpress Jun 22, 2010 2:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mello (Post 4885701)
I'm wondering what is keeping the Ball Park Village and Lane Field from getting financing? Are hotels downtown still really hurting? I can't believe LF is still just sitting there as parking lots, god that is embarrassing.

The people at CCDC say that banks aren't lending on hotel projects due to the recent collapse of that market (W, and The Se San Diego both went back to the banks within the last year). ouch.

brantw Jun 22, 2010 5:52 PM

It seems like the biggest projects going on right now ARE parking lots...

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2...-your-asphalt/

Embarrassing indeed. :(


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