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dales5050 Aug 13, 2015 5:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Bertrice (Post 7127836)
maybe it has to do with parking. extending it north would remove all those metered spots

But the parking ramp is already in place. I think the ramp next to County Hall was built to replace all of those spots and add additional spots.

mello Aug 13, 2015 8:11 PM

Yes there is plenty of parking over there now with Little Italy garage and under county park I'm sure like everything else it comes down to $$$.

Who else is excited about the cross border terminal we now have 15+ cheap flights a day to Mexico City so you can time a quick connection to almost anywhere in Latin America!! Lima, Medellin, Santo Domingo, Havana, Sao Paolo... This is awesome. Has anyone ever flown to DF and tried to get a connection? Is it easy or a complete mess I'm curious.

embora Aug 14, 2015 3:26 AM

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Originally Posted by mello (Post 7128508)
Yes there is plenty of parking over there now with Little Italy garage and under county park I'm sure like everything else it comes down to $$$.

Who else is excited about the cross border terminal we now have 15+ cheap flights a day to Mexico City so you can time a quick connection to almost anywhere in Latin America!! Lima, Medellin, Santo Domingo, Havana, Sao Paolo... This is awesome. Has anyone ever flown to DF and tried to get a connection? Is it easy or a complete mess I'm curious.

I'm excited about it, just because it's an awesome idea. Though I have never personally flown out of TJ's airport.

Streamliner Aug 14, 2015 4:32 PM

Some bad news for Harbor Island Development:

Lack of low-cost lodging dooms hotel project
San Diego Union-Tribune
August 14, 2015
Lori Weisberg

Link: http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/...-port-project/

Quote:

Standing firm on its mandate to ensure affordable lodging along the water, the California Coastal Commission Thursday rejected plans for up to three Harbor Island hotels that would be located on public tidelands overseen by the Port of San Diego.

The commission’s objections were largely the same as they were a year ago when the same proposal for 500 new hotel rooms was up for consideration. Recognizing that undeveloped waterfront tidelands are vanishing, commissioners said they were disappointed that the San Diego Unified Port District would not make a stronger commitment to guaranteeing affordable lodging on or near Harbor Island.

...

“It is a form of segregation when we take the public land and develop it for people who can afford $250-and-above hotel rooms and we develop land (further) away for cheaper (hotels) for the public who can’t afford it. This isn’t all about money. It’s about making our coast accessible to all people.
The coast should absolutely be accessible to all people. But I think it's a bit of a stretch to say that cheap lodging = access.

mello Aug 14, 2015 6:07 PM

This is unbelievable that the Harbor Island Hotel thing can't be figured out. New rooms on the East side of the Island have been talked about for what 12 years now its seems? This coastal commission really needs to be dealt with it has been holding back the CA economy long enough. Think of all the out of work construction guys who are barely getting by working fast food or odd jobs who could be making great money constructing these hotels and other housing projects along the coast right now.

Bertrice Aug 14, 2015 11:35 PM

http://www.prlog.org/12467868-the-co...y-station.html

Liberty station hotel. looks like they already started

http://www.prlog.org/12467868-hampto...ty-station.jpg

Streamliner Aug 15, 2015 12:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Bertrice (Post 7130135)

I'd forgotten about this site. I would rather have had the architecture of the Nickelodeon hotel that was proposed for this site years ago.

PadreHomer Aug 18, 2015 10:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Bertrice (Post 7130135)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xN4oorKgWcY

spoonman Aug 18, 2015 11:16 PM

The rest of the architecture at Liberty Station is so bad that I wouldn't worry about this project standing out.

In other news, it is looking more like the Charger's stadium plan in Carson is losing support from the NFL. Spanks may have to be Kroenke's tenant, or come crawling back to the table. Time will tell.

Northparkwizard Aug 20, 2015 6:13 AM

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Originally Posted by spoonman (Post 7133949)
The rest of the architecture at Liberty Station is so bad that I wouldn't worry about this project standing out.

In other news, it is looking more like the Charger's stadium plan in Carson is losing support from the NFL. Spanks may have to be Kroenke's tenant, or come crawling back to the table. Time will tell.

I'm not really sure what folks expected Liberty Station to be besides a rehab'd military base and if you judge it against other former military bases, it might be the most successful post-WWII-residential/commercial project ever.

Height limits, Point Loma NIMBYS, proximity to SAN... There's a ton of shit going against Liberty Station, yet it's has more commerce/action happening there than most U.S. towns.

It's like somebody dropped a master-planned Colorado suburb next to an airport. A lot less cool than Ft. Collins, CO. A lot more cool than Cedar City, UT.

In other news, that Carson Stadium ain't happening.

Chapelo Aug 20, 2015 7:22 PM

Anyone know if they are tearing down the remnants of the Navy barracks next to where this hotel is going up? I went through them as a recruit in the early 90s and would love to walk through them one last time.

I know they're pretty popular for urban explorers....and graffiti artists.

dales5050 Aug 21, 2015 2:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Northparkwizard (Post 7136005)
I'm not really sure what folks expected Liberty Station to be besides a rehab'd military base and if you judge it against other former military bases, it might be the most successful post-WWII-residential/commercial project ever.

Height limits, Point Loma NIMBYS, proximity to SAN... There's a ton of shit going against Liberty Station, yet it's has more commerce/action happening there than most U.S. towns.

This.

Personally I like the layout and building styles there. Don't like the massive parking lots.

Not sure if possible but if they could be allowed to build to just 3 stories you could build a couple of parking ramps that are 'skinned' with residential on 2 or 3 sides. Do town homes on 1-2 and condos up top. It would not add that many units but it would make it feel much much different.

The biggest mistake made there was allowing the Rock Church to be located on the campus. It's a massive mess during the weekend.

embora Aug 22, 2015 12:46 AM

Here's an article about a proposed bridge and apartments for UCSD:

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UCSD to Get New Bridge, Apartments

Gary Warth
Union Tribune

Construction projects for more student housing and a new bridge over Interstate 5 could begin as early as next month at the UC San Diego.

The $17.5 million bridge will link Gilman Drive with Medical Center Drive. It also will connect the UC San Diego campus with the Veteran’s Administration Medical Center and with housing for graduate students in Mesa Residential Apartments, where a $208 million project will replace 88 old units with 1,350 new ones.

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/...ld-begin-soon/


http://cdn.sandiegouniontrib.com/img...8561935b88c24b


mello Aug 23, 2015 7:07 AM

Wow UCSD is really blowing up with construction on the campus and at the Medical Center. It is well on its way to becoming one of the top Public Universities in the country and its Med Center is as good as it gets. I think that article made an error it says 2 11 floor buildings will be demolished to make way for 8 floor structures. There are no 11 floor buildings east of the 5 over there. I think maybe they meant to say 11 2 floor buildings.

HurricaneHugo Aug 23, 2015 9:10 AM

Flew into SD yesterday, got a nice shot of downtown and that new building going up next to Emerald. What building is it and does anybody have a rendering?

http://i.imgur.com/No4iku0.jpg

embora Aug 23, 2015 7:37 PM

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Originally Posted by mello (Post 7139167)
Wow UCSD is really blowing up with construction on the campus and at the Medical Center. It is well on its way to becoming one of the top Public Universities in the country and its Med Center is as good as it gets. I think that article made an error it says 2 11 floor buildings will be demolished to make way for 8 floor structures. There are no 11 floor buildings east of the 5 over there. I think maybe they meant to say 11 2 floor buildings.

Indeed. And here's a graphic from an article in today's paper, listing some of the development.


embora Aug 23, 2015 7:55 PM

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Originally Posted by HurricaneHugo (Post 7139184)
Flew into SD yesterday, got a nice shot of downtown and that new building going up next to Emerald. What building is it and does anybody have a rendering?

Hi Hugo,

Below is a a rendering, and a link to an article with more info. Another former posted an article a while back that mentioned that there is a Trolley stop planned for this location, too. But I haven't seen any renderings showing the proposed trolley station.

Quote:

$555M courthouse construction beginning

22-story building downtown will replace 1961 county courthouse in 2016

By Roger Showley | 4 p.m. Feb. 21, 2014


http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/...tate-downtown/

http://cdn.sandiegouniontrib.com/img...8561935b88c24b

The Flying Dutchman Aug 23, 2015 10:37 PM

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Originally Posted by HurricaneHugo (Post 7139184)
Flew into SD yesterday, got a nice shot of downtown and that new building going up next to Emerald. What building is it and does anybody have a rendering?

That's the new San Diego County Superior Court Courthouse. http://fox5sandiego.com/2014/03/10/c...uperior-court/

HurricaneHugo Aug 24, 2015 3:44 AM

Nice!

Really interesting architecture!

tyleraf Aug 25, 2015 5:04 PM

The UT has an article on the recently completed Pinnacle on the Park (15th and Island) which also mentions tower two and 11th and Broadway.
http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/...east-villages/
Quote:

De Cotiis said he hopes to start construction on Tower 2 later this year and aim for completion by 2019. He also is moving forward on another project at 11th Avenue and Broadway that could start construction next year.


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