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spoonman Feb 21, 2011 10:28 PM

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Originally Posted by staplesla (Post 5137763)
It's taken 103 years, but the long-held idea of a waterfront park is about to get rolling this week with action expected by the Board of Supervisors.

The board is scheduled to vote:

* $2.6 million to demolish the 1958 J. W. Askew Building on the north side of the County Administration Center
* $1.2 million to complete the design for a 12-acre park that will replace the building and extend to the north and south parking lots of what many believe is the most beautiful public building in the county.

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2...terfront-park/

http://media.signonsandiego.com/img/...c82dae770b93ac
http://media.signonsandiego.com/img/...c82dae770b93ac

Looks like Harbor Drive is being narowed through here. Anyone have details on this? Also, where are they going to rebuid the parking garage and the Askew building?

Crackertastik Feb 21, 2011 10:39 PM

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Originally Posted by spoonman (Post 5173740)
Looks like Harbor Drive is being narowed through here. Anyone have details on this? Also, where are they going to rebuid the parking garage and the Askew building?

Im not sure about the where the workers inside the second building on site will go, i imagine to an offsite location.

I thought the idea was to put the parking underground on the site with the park on top of it. 44 Million dollar park, with only about 4 of it going towards demolition and design. It seems that price tag would support a parking garage below.

Beats me?

spoonman Feb 21, 2011 10:39 PM

Anyone see this?

http://www.chhatrala.com/pdf/Columbia_Tower.pdf

Looks like this might be moving along, although there is no construction ETA on the CCDC listing.

The rendering on CCDC looks a little sharper

http://www.ccdc.com/projects/major-d...bia-tower.html

Crackertastik Feb 21, 2011 10:43 PM

The article actually states it clearly. Underground parking onsite.

HurricaneHugo Feb 22, 2011 12:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Crackertastik (Post 5173751)
The article actually states it clearly. Underground parking onsite.

Yet people still complain about the 28 million price tag for a "park."

HurricaneHugo Feb 22, 2011 12:08 AM

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Originally Posted by spoonman (Post 5173746)
Anyone see this?

http://www.chhatrala.com/pdf/Columbia_Tower.pdf

Looks like this might be moving along, although there is no construction ETA on the CCDC listing.

The rendering on CCDC looks a little sharper

http://www.ccdc.com/projects/major-d...bia-tower.html

The CCDC one looks quite nice.

Homer Simpson had it right when he said "No fat chicks!"

brantw Feb 22, 2011 10:10 PM

View of San Diego's New Central Library's lobby from the second floor
 
Video Link

HurricaneHugo Feb 23, 2011 1:49 AM

Why did that have to be in video form lol

kpexpress Feb 23, 2011 8:05 AM

Tomorrow Ccdc Board Will Take Up A Cooperation Agreement Worth $2.47 Billion In Redevelopment Projects (including $150 Million Allocated To Site Work At The Mts Bus Yards [chargers Stadium]).

Monday Will Be A Huge Day At City Council - Nevp, Bayside Fire Station, Horton Plaza Park, Off-leash Dog Park, And The $2.47 Billion Cooperation Agreement.

We Need Your Voice In City Hall Monday, Don't Bring Your Dog - Unless It's A Service Dog.

HurricaneHugo Feb 24, 2011 4:11 AM

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Originally Posted by kpexpress (Post 5175747)
Tomorrow Ccdc Board Will Take Up A Cooperation Agreement Worth $2.47 Billion In Redevelopment Projects (including $150 Million Allocated To Site Work At The Mts Bus Yards [chargers Stadium]).

Monday Will Be A Huge Day At City Council - Nevp, Bayside Fire Station, Horton Plaza Park, Off-leash Dog Park, And The $2.47 Billion Cooperation Agreement.

We Need Your Voice In City Hall Monday, Don't Bring Your Dog - Unless It's A Service Dog.

Link to this piece of information?

mongoXZ Feb 24, 2011 5:50 AM

stumbled upon some old pics of downtown, enjoy!

1886
http://seanwolfe.net/OldSanDiego/1.jpg

1937
http://seanwolfe.net/OldSanDiego/3.jpg

1898 Future site of Lindbergh Field and MCRD
http://seanwolfe.net/OldSanDiego/5.jpg

Late 1800s??
http://seanwolfe.net/OldSanDiego/19.jpg

Year not known. Probably 1890-1910
http://seanwolfe.net/OldSanDiego/12.jpg
And more than 100 years later. . . .
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3121/...e60ab8fa39.jpg
Flickr

All old photos courtesy of seanwolfe.net

kpexpress Feb 24, 2011 9:01 AM

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Originally Posted by HurricaneHugo (Post 5176890)
Link to this piece of information?

http://dockets.sandiego.gov/sirepub/...doctype=Agenda

kpexpress Feb 24, 2011 9:04 AM

Interesting facts related to upcoming Redevelopment Agency Meeting:

Leash Free Dog Park:

Using the 2007 U.S. Pet Ownership & Demographics sourcebook by American Veterinary Medical Association; along with SANDAG Housing Estimates for Downtown and the Downtown Community Plan….

There are currently 22,733 residential units in Downtown and an estimated 14,299 dogs.

At build-out there will be 53,200 residential units and 33,463 dogs!

In a community in which residents don’t have front yards or backyards this is a serious concern when those dogs need to use the restroom.

Especially in East Village, where we don’t have any public parks.

East Village Green:

East Village is the largest community in Downtown and currently has NO public parks.

City-wide standards for park space is: 2.8 acres/1,000 people.

Currently Downtown has 2.18 acres/1,000 people.

This means Downtown currently has a 22 acre deficit of park space.

kpexpress Feb 24, 2011 9:26 AM

http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/n...DSC05365-1.jpg

laguna Feb 24, 2011 5:35 PM

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Originally Posted by kpexpress (Post 5177100)
Interesting facts related to upcoming Redevelopment Agency Meeting:

Leash Free Dog Park:

Using the 2007 U.S. Pet Ownership & Demographics sourcebook by American Veterinary Medical Association; along with SANDAG Housing Estimates for Downtown and the Downtown Community Plan….

There are currently 22,733 residential units in Downtown and an estimated 14,299 dogs.

At build-out there will be 53,200 residential units and 33,463 dogs!

In a community in which residents don’t have front yards or backyards this is a serious concern when those dogs need to use the restroom.

Especially in East Village, where we don’t have any public parks.

East Village Green:

East Village is the largest community in Downtown and currently has NO public parks.

City-wide standards for park space is: 2.8 acres/1,000 people.

Currently Downtown has 2.18 acres/1,000 people.

This means Downtown currently has a 22 acre deficit of park space.

If they hadnt blown their wad on the useless library, maybe there would be some funds for a park.

The stench in East Village isnt dog pee-it vagrant pee. Solve that problem with a park. You build it, more will come.

HurricaneHugo Feb 24, 2011 9:21 PM

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Originally Posted by kpexpress (Post 5177099)

Tried to find it in the agenda but I gave up lol

brantw Feb 26, 2011 5:52 AM

Port OKs North Embarcadero funding
 
An agreement on funding the $28.6 million initial phase of revamping the San Diego waterfront gained the unanimous approval of port commissioners on Friday, paving way for a City Council vote on Monday.

The funding plan for the North Embarcadero Visionary Plan — which would add landscaping and a park or plaza to northern Harbor Drive — commits the port to split the costs 50-50 the Centre City Development Corp., acting on behalf of San Diego’s Redevelopment Agency.

The agency and San Diego City Council are scheduled to vote on the revised plan during a 9 a.m. meeting on Monday at City Council chambers at 202 C St. If the council approves — as is widely expected — it is anticipated that the plan will then be reviewed by the California Coastal Commission at its April 13-15 meeting in Santa Barbara.

The plan has been in the works for 13 years, but negotiations on the funding have accelerated in recent days because of Gov. Jerry Brown’s threat to cut off funding of redevelopment agencies throughout California in order to help balance the state budget.

The port says it can’t move forward without funding assistance from the Redevelopment Agency. The funding plan allows the agency to advance construction costs so that the project can begin as soon as possible. The amendment also allows the port to receive certain credits, since it is assuming maintenance responsibility for the Phase I of the project. By law, the agency cannot fund maintenance of redevelopment projects.

The port will repay the agency for its share of advanced funds, either by relying on its general fund or using money from rents from the Lane Field hotel development planned at the northeast corner of Harbor and Broadway or from bonds backed by Lane Field revenues.

SignOnSanDiego.com

spoonman Feb 26, 2011 7:26 AM

Thanks for posting.

Does anyone know when Lane Field might begin construction?

Lipani Feb 26, 2011 7:22 PM

From the Union-Tribune:

http://media.signonsandiego.com/img/..._BikeLanes.jpg

HurricaneHugo Feb 27, 2011 3:42 AM

Waste of money but ok


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