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SDfan Nov 13, 2015 7:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Urbanize_It (Post 7234407)
Well its official, this thread is completely dead. It has progressed from endless conjecture about an airport, which will never move, to moronic political and xenophobic rantings. Time to find a new source for my downtown development updates. Tchau!

We have our ups and downs, I think we've fared through worse (stadium debate), but feel free to leave :cheers:

(over-dramatic much? :haha: )

Bertrice Nov 13, 2015 9:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Urbanize_It (Post 7234407)
Well its official, this thread is completely dead. It has progressed from endless conjecture about an airport, which will never move, to moronic political and xenophobic rantings. Time to find a new source for my downtown development updates. Tchau!

omg xenophobic! there's always the skyscrapercity thread
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...431731&page=65

The Flying Dutchman Nov 14, 2015 1:32 AM

Are we in a 'safe space'?

SEsdCALconnect Nov 17, 2015 3:21 AM

So it looks the InterContinental Hotel is finally going to be a reality...

From the San Diego U-T:
http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/...go-waterfront/

Here's an OOOLD rendering from many, MANY years back for those of you who might remember:
https://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/40...908/6yMoJB.png

HurricaneHugo Nov 17, 2015 3:24 AM

I got all excited thinking it was going to be the original 400ft plan but noooo it's going to be on the stubby Lane Field place :(

HurricaneHugo Nov 17, 2015 3:25 AM

In other news, Sculpin has sold out:

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/...lation-brands/

Derek Nov 17, 2015 3:38 AM

I feel like Lane Field is such a wasted opportunity. Like I'm glad it's not huge parking lots any more, and we're getting a fancy hotel.....but the plans for the site and the building currently under construction are utterly underwhelming.

nezbn22 Nov 17, 2015 4:52 AM

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Originally Posted by derek (Post 7238003)
i feel like lane field is such a wasted opportunity. Like i'm glad it's not huge parking lots any more, and we're getting a fancy hotel.....but the plans for the site and the building currently under construction are utterly underwhelming.

+1

Northparkwizard Nov 18, 2015 2:32 PM

San Diego Union-Tribune to relocate downtown to San Diego.

Streamliner Nov 18, 2015 5:38 PM

A minor piece of old news, the under-construction Blue Sky is now called The Rey:

http://www.sddt.com/news/article.cfm...s#.Vky0u3arSUk

The Flying Dutchman Nov 18, 2015 11:24 PM

The Daily Transcript provided excellent journalism and in-depth insider coverage. I was sad to see them shutter their doors.

The Flying Dutchman Nov 20, 2015 2:26 AM

Updated Renderings of Manchester Pacific Gateway
 
Not sure if really updated, but a recent article. It sounds like they are reluctant to update their plans.

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/...roadway-civic/

http://cdn.sandiegouniontrib.com/img...15c2d8bc4ecd52

JerellO Nov 20, 2015 8:00 AM

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Originally Posted by The Flying Dutchman (Post 7242306)
Not sure if really updated, but a recent article. It sounds like they are reluctant to update their plans.

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/...roadway-civic/

http://cdn.sandiegouniontrib.com/img...15c2d8bc4ecd52

i love it.

dtell04 Nov 20, 2015 4:02 PM

2015 is quickly ending. Any real hopes 15th and island tower 2 is going to start before the end of the year? Idea 1 is building their sidewalk barriers.

Streamliner Nov 20, 2015 4:39 PM

The rumors are true about the U-T going back downtown. Straight from the horse's mouth:

U-T returning to downtown
Roger Showley
Nov. 19, 2015
San Diego Union-Tribune

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The company said Thursdsay it will occupy four floors at 600 B St. starting in May under a $40 million, 15-year lease for 59,164 square feet with Lincoln Property.

According to commercial brokers and the Downtown San Diego Partnership, it is the biggest corporate relocation into downtown in recent years.
Also, Lindbergh Field's Terminal 1 replacement was approved:

Lindbergh's new Terminal 1: $2.2B
Roger Showley
Nov. 19, 2015
San Diego Union-Tribune

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All that will change under a $2.2 billion replacement plan approved unanimously Thursday by the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority. The airport board’s approach would replace the terminal’s 19 gates within 10 years and add more capacity in future phases.

It will spend the next two years preparing environmental impact reports, refining the design and firming up financing for the $1 billion first phase. The project would double the airport’s capacity to about 28 million passengers a year.

“It’s really meant to address increased capacity at San Diego International Airport over the next 20 years,” said board Chairman Robert Gleason.

The ultimate plan calls for rebuilding the airport’s single runway, centralizing customs and making space for more international flights, building more parking garages and connecting the two terminals.
http://cdn.sandiegouniontrib.com/img...minal-1-02.png

Northparkwizard Nov 20, 2015 5:03 PM

So they figure an "airport shuttle roadway" is going to be the best way forward for the next 20 years. No light rail station(s) for the airport? What a colossal mistake.

dtell04 Nov 20, 2015 11:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Northparkwizard (Post 7242904)
So they figure an "airport shuttle roadway" is going to be the best way forward for the next 20 years. No light rail station(s) for the airport? What a colossal mistake.

Maybe it could be turned into a light rail line. At any rate, it'll definitely be better than the infrequent 929 bus that no one even realizes exists. JFK airport uses a bus line and that seems to work. I keep hoping that one day San Diego realizes all the big red and white vehicles driving around are busses. They pretty much go everywhere in this town.

The Flying Dutchman Nov 20, 2015 11:38 PM

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Originally Posted by dtell04 (Post 7243328)
Maybe it could be turned into a light rail line. At any rate, it'll definitely be better than the infrequent 929 bus that no one even realizes exists. JFK airport uses a bus line and that seems to work. I keep hoping that one day San Diego realizes all the big red and white vehicles driving around are busses. They pretty much go everywhere in this town.

Concurred! The 992 bus goes down Broadway and stops at each Terminal. Simply the best way to get to the airport from downtown, barring a cab. (But cheap, like $2.25 cheap). Technically, it connects the trolley to SAN because the trolley stops at America Plaza (serving 992).

Whenever I have visitors, they usually comment on how nice our buses are. Rapid does market itself well in my personal opinion, which is the first step to encouraging transit. My only caveat: I wish the 992 bus had special branding/colors to distinguish itself from plainjane/joe buses.

eburress Nov 21, 2015 2:07 PM

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Originally Posted by The Flying Dutchman (Post 7242306)
Not sure if really updated, but a recent article. It sounds like they are reluctant to update their plans.

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/...roadway-civic/

http://cdn.sandiegouniontrib.com/img...15c2d8bc4ecd52

I really hope the windows aren't brown. That godawful dingy brown glass ruined Electra and it kinda looks like that's what they're planning here.

Leo the Dog Nov 21, 2015 10:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Northparkwizard (Post 7242904)
So they figure an "airport shuttle roadway" is going to be the best way forward for the next 20 years. No light rail station(s) for the airport? What a colossal mistake.

I always thought the trolley should go to the airport, but with ride share technology and the eventual automation (imagine a price drop of 50-80%), we probably won't need it.


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