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202_Cyclist Mar 2, 2012 3:45 PM

Derek:
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If all Walmarts were that size, I'd have more respect for them.
Walmart plans four stores here in DC and some of them are mixed-use with residential units above them and surprisingly attractive.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-RKK7yqMSPr...2BNJ%2BAve.png
Image courtesy of DC Mud.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-EhEJxTFW1N...%2BWalmart.png
Image courtesy of DC Mud.

801 New Jersey Ave Walmart Set To Break Ground In Spring, Spokesman for JBG Says
http://dcmud.blogspot.com/2012/01/80...-to-break.html

eburress Mar 2, 2012 6:13 PM

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Originally Posted by 202_Cyclist (Post 5612571)
Derek:


Walmart plans four stores here in DC and some of them are mixed-use with residential units above them and surprisingly attractive.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-RKK7yqMSPr...2BNJ%2BAve.png
Image courtesy of DC Mud.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-EhEJxTFW1N...%2BWalmart.png
Image courtesy of DC Mud.

801 New Jersey Ave Walmart Set To Break Ground In Spring, Spokesman for JBG Says
http://dcmud.blogspot.com/2012/01/80...-to-break.html

I will never ever step foot in a Walmart, but those definitely look cool! :)

202_Cyclist Mar 2, 2012 6:30 PM

eburress:
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I will never ever step foot in a Walmart, but those definitely look cool!
At another point I would have thought the same thing but I think most of the sales at Walmart will come at the expense of other big-box national stores, not the mom & pop stores. Additionally, here in DC at least, DC residents are still shopping at Walmart or Costco but they're going out to the suburbs to do this. This means that the suburban jurisdictions and not the District (or San Diego) gets the tax revenue from these sales.

eburress Mar 2, 2012 8:53 PM

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Originally Posted by 202_Cyclist (Post 5612827)
eburress:


At another point I would have thought the same thing but I think most of the sales at Walmart will come at the expense of other big-box national stores, not the mom & pop stores. Additionally, here in DC at least, DC residents are still shopping at Walmart or Costco but they're going out to the suburbs to do this. This means that the suburban jurisdictions and not the District (or San Diego) gets the tax revenue from these sales.

That's part of it, but my main reason for not wanting to step foot in a Walmart is that they seem to attract the lowest of the low. Even a Walmart in the "nicest" parts of town still attracts all the cockroaches of society (e.g., somebody tried to kidnap my month-old baby boy at a Walmart).

HurricaneHugo Mar 3, 2012 4:56 AM

No wonder I feel right at home when I go!

SDCAL Mar 3, 2012 4:57 AM

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Originally Posted by HurricaneHugo (Post 5612369)
Meh.

There's plenty of room on Market for taller buildings in the future.

But the thing I don't like is how lop-sided market street looks. If you are near 10th and market looking west, there are lots of high-rises on the left, compared to none on the other side. I wish they would balance it out some.

Derek Mar 3, 2012 8:12 AM

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Originally Posted by 202_Cyclist (Post 5612571)
Derek:


Walmart plans four stores here in DC and some of them are mixed-use with residential units above them and surprisingly attractive.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-RKK7yqMSPr...2BNJ%2BAve.png
Image courtesy of DC Mud.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-EhEJxTFW1N...%2BWalmart.png
Image courtesy of DC Mud.

801 New Jersey Ave Walmart Set To Break Ground In Spring, Spokesman for JBG Says
http://dcmud.blogspot.com/2012/01/80...-to-break.html

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Originally Posted by eburress (Post 5612792)
I will never ever step foot in a Walmart, but those definitely look cool! :)

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Originally Posted by eburress (Post 5613046)
That's part of it, but my main reason for not wanting to step foot in a Walmart is that they seem to attract the lowest of the low. Even a Walmart in the "nicest" parts of town still attracts all the cockroaches of society (e.g., somebody tried to kidnap my month-old baby boy at a Walmart).



I agree on all points, and yes those Wal-Marts do look nice! :)


I just try to avoid Wal-Mart in general. I go to Target...... :evil:



I've just had better experiences with Target, and some not so good ones with Wal-Mart. I haven't even been to a Wal-Mart since I moved to Portland in September!!

eburress Mar 3, 2012 4:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Derek (Post 5613694)
I agree on all points, and yes those Wal-Marts do look nice! :)


I just try to avoid Wal-Mart in general. I go to Target...... :evil:



I've just had better experiences with Target, and some not so good ones with Wal-Mart. I haven't even been to a Wal-Mart since I moved to Portland in September!!

Oh wow - you did in fact move! Nice - congrats! How do you feel like Portland compares to SD? More or less NIMBYs? More or less competent city government? Is the male/female relationship better than Man Diego's 9 to 1?

(I've never been to Portland so I'm honestly wondering)

Derek Mar 4, 2012 1:52 AM

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Originally Posted by eburress (Post 5613835)
Oh wow - you did in fact move! Nice - congrats! How do you feel like Portland compares to SD? More or less NIMBYs? More or less competent city government? Is the male/female relationship better than Man Diego's 9 to 1?

(I've never been to Portland so I'm honestly wondering)

It's waaaaay more urban and center-city oriented. It's still car dependent but the rail system here functions a bit better than San Diego's. The government is definitely a little bit more competent. :laugh:


Less NIMBYs for sure, but there are still vocal ones, although they tend to not be in the center city.


I'm not sure about the 9/1 male to female ratio. I never even knew that was the case for San Diego. I've got a girlfriend so I haven't really noticed. :)



I do like the girls up here better though, they've got a better attitude and aren't as "fake", if you know what I mean!


You should take a trip up here sometime. :D

HurricaneHugo Mar 4, 2012 9:29 AM

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Originally Posted by SDCAL (Post 5613609)
But the thing I don't like is how lop-sided market street looks. If you are near 10th and market looking west, there are lots of high-rises on the left, compared to none on the other side. I wish they would balance it out some.

Just a tad. (My pic)

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-...23607327_n.jpg

mello Mar 4, 2012 6:29 PM

Question about the convention center. I thought everything was set to go and then I read an article in the UT about possible huge delays and a vote by the citizens? Wtf? I thought there was only a vote by the hotel owners and thats it. Can someone explain what is going on? Thanks.

eburress Mar 4, 2012 9:59 PM

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Originally Posted by mello (Post 5614778)
Question about the convention center. I thought everything was set to go and then I read an article in the UT about possible huge delays and a vote by the citizens? Wtf? I thought there was only a vote by the hotel owners and thats it. Can someone explain what is going on? Thanks.

Clearly you forgot this was San Diego! :)

Derek Mar 5, 2012 12:21 AM

Citizen vote? Congratulations again, San Diego! Nothing will happen!



What a shame.

Derek Mar 13, 2012 6:42 PM

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Urbanize_It Mar 16, 2012 6:56 PM

The existing structures have been demolished at the 14th & Island site. Does anyone know if the park is finally being built out or if Pinnacle is starting construction?

SDfan Mar 17, 2012 10:23 PM

Question, does anyone, know anything about this project? Any updates? I had read somewhere they were building a second office tower comparable in height to the one on the site now, but I have no idea whats going on otherwise.

La Jolla Commons
http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/3...commonsgq2.jpg

HurricaneHugo Mar 18, 2012 2:36 AM

Checking out the crime data for last year

http://www.sandiego.gov/police/pdf/2...umneighbor.pdf

I find it interesting that the hippy infested Golden Hill had more murders and comparative crimes to the "ghetto areas across the freeway."

Grumbo Griel Mar 18, 2012 11:34 PM

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Originally Posted by HurricaneHugo (Post 5631515)
Checking out the crime data for last year

http://www.sandiego.gov/police/pdf/2...umneighbor.pdf

I find it interesting that the hippy infested Golden Hill had more murders and comparative crimes to the "ghetto areas across the freeway."

Having lived in Golden Hill for a few years, I'm not surprised by those crime statistics. I love Golden Hill, but there's no doubt that despite some yuppification this is still an urban environment, with the drugs, prostitution, homelessness, and (sometimes) violent crime that entails.

I think its also fairly obvious that there isn't some fundamental divide between Golden Hill and Sherman Heights (the neighborhood across the freeway, right?). In fact, the two neighborhoods are significantly intertwined, with a fair amount of mobility between them, and plenty of families and social groups with feet on both sides of the highway.

So, I assume both neighborhoods rise and fall on the same tides, and --putting small sample sizes aside -- crime won't really drop off in either place unless it drops off in both places. Presumably, both neighborhoods should hope for an improved economy, more local jobs paying middle-class wages, more support for local businesses, better services for the homeless, improved local schools, another wave of East Village development, and so on...

kpexpress Mar 19, 2012 9:52 AM

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Originally Posted by S.DviaPhilly (Post 5612368)
I hate to be a buzzkill, but I am not a huge fan of this project. It takes up a whole city block and it is only 6 stories tall and a rental. This parcel should be built up tall as Market St. is a main corridor through our city. The park is going to be there, hopefully the Chargers stadium, Ballpark Village, etc. and this huge parcel is going to be this mid/low rise building...eh! Take out all the lush landscaping and I do not think it is that special. It is better than a parking lot, but once this is built it will remain for all of our lifetimes. For me, I think the 1980's cars in the picture sum it up. How disappointing!

That parcel falls within the Solar-Access Overlay which governs the height of any structure built there to ensure the park has adequate solar access. If you look closely you will see that the building steps back a few 10 feet on the top floor, this is so it fits in the overlay envelope.

spoonman Mar 20, 2012 1:41 AM

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Originally Posted by SDfan (Post 5631313)
Question, does anyone, know anything about this project? Any updates? I had read somewhere they were building a second office tower comparable in height to the one on the site now, but I have no idea whats going on otherwise.

La Jolla Commons
http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/3...commonsgq2.jpg

I've been waiting for this to pick up for some time. There's supposed to be an office tower, and a luxury hotel (think it was a Mandarin Oriental or another W Hotel) being constructed there. I think this is still shelved until the hotel and office markets rebound. That said, I understand that the SD office market now has one of the lowest vacancy rates in the country.


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