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Nv_2897 May 1, 2019 11:30 PM

I was at Bario Logan and it looks like they started to test out the lights for the coronado bridge
https://i.imgur.com/ifj2m2S.png

JerellO May 2, 2019 1:27 AM

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Originally Posted by nv_2897 (Post 8559151)
i was at bario logan and it looks like they started to test out the lights for the coronado bridge
https://i.imgur.com/ifj2m2s.png

fucking. Finally.

spoonman May 2, 2019 1:49 PM

Looks great. Get’r done.

Streamliner May 2, 2019 3:34 PM

Awesome, I don't recall what the final design ended up looking like. Are they lighting the span or just the supports?

JerellO May 3, 2019 9:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Streamliner (Post 8559685)
Awesome, I don't recall what the final design ended up looking like. Are they lighting the span or just the supports?

I believe just the supports, with the tallest 4, where ships pass through, being lit in gold.. almost like a gate for them to pass thru while the rest of the supports will be in blue. If you google Coronado bridge lighting and look at the images they should pop up.

Streamliner May 3, 2019 3:42 PM

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Originally Posted by JerellO (Post 8560669)
I believe just the supports, with the tallest 4, where ships pass through, being lit in gold.. almost like a gate for them to pass thru while the rest of the supports will be in blue. If you google Coronado bridge lighting and look at the images they should pop up.

You're right. It looks like they've just been testing different lighting techniques, ending today. I'm curious what it looks like from downtown - I was always a bit afraid this lighting package would get washed out from afar.

https://www.10news.com/news/local-ne...lighting-study

ucsbgaucho May 3, 2019 7:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JerellO (Post 8560669)
I believe just the supports, with the tallest 4, where ships pass through, being lit in gold.. almost like a gate for them to pass thru while the rest of the supports will be in blue. If you google Coronado bridge lighting and look at the images they should pop up.

Ahhh, Chargers colors... just in the nick of ti.... oh wait.

embora May 5, 2019 2:46 PM

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Originally Posted by ucsbgaucho (Post 8561434)
Ahhh, Chargers colors... just in the nick of ti.... oh wait.

Hahaha! :haha:

Here's a UT article with some images of the bridge with colored lighting: https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com...scope-of-color

Northparkwizard May 5, 2019 6:45 PM

Two America Plaza drawings. https://dcpcsd.files.wordpress.com/2019/05/two-america-plaza_drawings_04.22.19_reduced.pdf
https://i.imgur.com/UlyHPET.jpg



220 W Broadway drawings. https://dcpcsd.files.wordpress.com/2...19_reduced.pdf
https://i.imgur.com/m2aJ4JU.jpg

HurricaneHugo May 8, 2019 1:55 AM

What's going on with the "Delta District", aka the former SPAWAR complex?

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com...a-winning-plan

Is this a real competition or just a concept?

Streamliner May 8, 2019 3:16 PM

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Originally Posted by HurricaneHugo (Post 8565849)
What's going on with the "Delta District", aka the former SPAWAR complex?

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com...a-winning-plan

Is this a real competition or just a concept?

This was a student competition, so it's just a fun exercise.

Schmoe May 8, 2019 5:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Streamliner (Post 8566317)
This was a student competition, so it's just a fun exercise.

Although a few years ago when the subject site for the competition was Seaport Village, one of the teams' proposals had some eerie similarities to the eventual real-life winner. So you never know where good ideas can come from. The judges for these student competitions are local developers, after all.

HurricaneHugo May 10, 2019 7:57 AM

El Cajon Blvd getting a dedicated bus lane:

https://www.sandiego.gov/sites/defau...lcajonblvd.pdf

clubtokyo May 10, 2019 2:06 PM

Nice updates!

Will O' Wisp May 11, 2019 2:13 AM

In the continuing saga of the SANDAG shitstorm, the Board of Executives meeting today ended with one of the County Board of Supervisors storming out of the building. That's going to make for some fun headlines tomorrow I'm sure.

For those of you following along, last Tuesday the County Board voted to oppose any attempt to reallocate TransNet funds from highway projects to transit, as everyone expected it to. That added a great deal of fuel to the growing media firestorm surrounding the new SANDAG regional plan, and kicked off the resistance into high gear. Supervisors Desmond and Gaspar have successfully set themselves up as the leaders of the opposition movement to SANDAG director Ikhrata. The following Monday (this Monday) both of them held a press conference in Solana Beach with a couple other North/East county leaders calling on him to change direction. For those of you perhaps less familiar with politics, this is the equivalent of painting war marks on your face and thrusting a spear in the air. They didn't even tell the rest of the Board they were going directly to the media like this, a pretty big no-no when you're part of a supposedly unified regional planning organization Supervisors Desmond and Gaspar plan on campaigning against this like it's election year in Iowa.

They might've been dismissed as extremists (as many people have), but then Director Ikhrata decided to hold a press conference of his own the next day (this Tuesday). I'd argue that was a bad idea in itself, he'd be far better off silently playing the high road and leaving the commissioners looking combative and difficult to work with. But then he went out and said that opponents to his plan just want to kill all transit and only expand freeways, in violation of state law and that the SANDAG board gave him a unanimous vote to make these changes. The issue begin this isn't, strictly speaking.... true. The entire point SANDAG's opponents holding the press conference in Solana Beach was to give them that nice backdrop of the 5 and the Coaster being expanded, along with the restoration of the lagoon. They're preaching a "balanced plan" that includes both highways and transit, in a manner that quite frankly sounds very similar to what Ikhrata was telling the Board when they gave him the mandate to make changes to TransNet.

So today instead of a meeting where just Desmond and Gaspar are pelted for diving outside the SANDAG board to disparage an unbuilt plan in front of the media, now they both attacked Ikhrata right back for blatantly misrepresenting their positions and the rest of the SANDAG board is struggling to figure out if the more copacetic things Ikhrata told them in the past were true or not. The Mayor of SD was pointedly silent, and the Mayor of Chula Vista is now calling for both sides to come together and work things out. Everything came to a head during the regional housing report, where SANDAG stated cities connected to rail transit would be mandated to build more housing then those that wern't. When Supervisor Gaspar exclaimed that the most expensive land in her district is that next to the rail stations, and that she believed housing built there would be priced far outside what her current constituents could afford, Ikhrata basically replied that wasn't SANDAG's problem. So she stormed out of the boardroom.

Honestly at this point I'm not sure who to support, and I don't think the rest of SANDAG's board does either. The whole thing gets worse all the time.

superfishy May 11, 2019 8:07 AM

Game of Thrones San Diego edition

SDCAL May 11, 2019 4:09 PM

Isn’t Gaspar up for re-election? Maybe she’ll lose and a more transit friendly supervisor will be elected?

I heard the make-up of her district puts her re-election in jeopardy

SDCAL May 11, 2019 4:10 PM

Updates on 7th and Market?

That parking lot is still functioning, no signs of that site being prepped at all.

Any word on the funding

Will O' Wisp May 11, 2019 7:51 PM

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Originally Posted by SDCAL (Post 8570206)
Isn’t Gaspar up for re-election? Maybe she’ll lose and a more transit friendly supervisor will be elected?

I heard the make-up of her district puts her re-election in jeopardy

You're correct on both accounts. Gaspar wants to make this an election issue in her district, that's why she's been particularly outspoken and combative. Desmond is a climate change skeptic, he opposes increased taxation for transit on general principle. Their nakedly partisan tactics have the rest of the SANDAG board up in arms, with multiple North/East county leaders at taking offense at claims they represent their constituents' views.

But Ikhrata keep floundering his attempts to deal with them. The SANDAG director is a board appointed position, that means Desmond and Gaspar are technically Ikhrata's bosses (along with the other elected leaders on the board). His role is to bring together the conflicting demands of his bosses into a single workable plan, not to pick sides and attack people. It's bad optics and makes forming any sort of consensus that much more difficult. Even worse, his double talk between the board and the media is surrendering the moderate position to his opponents and starting to alarm his would-be allies. Ikhrata has in the past and continues to tell the board that no details about his plan have been finalized, and that his plan will provide "a balance between roads and transit". Then to the media he's said that his plan definitely won't provide any roadway improvements, and dismissing his opponents with a different view of that balance as wanting to pave over every square inch of SD with freeway lanes. Desmond and Gaspar are too smart for that, they're going to propose a fairly close split in funding between freeways/transit and Ikhrata will be left looking like a radical anti-car activist.

So instead yesterday's meeting consisting of a re-affirmation the SANDAG's board's commitment to a sweeping new vision, as Ikhrata desperately needed, it devolved into a mudfest of the pro and anti-Ikhrata camps mutually accusing each other of playing politics while the rest of the board silently questioned if such a progressive plan could ever gain consensus in historically conservative San Diego. The power players, the City of SD and Chula Vista, are now calling on both sides to come together for some sort of compromise. That's a loss for Ikhrata already, any agreement with Desmond and Gaspar is going to leave his visionary plan that much less visionary, but the lukewarm show of support from his strongest potential allies throws doubt on his ability to push revolutionary and controversial new transportation concepts through SANDAG's board, to say nothing of the voters.

CaliNative May 13, 2019 9:12 PM

Best place to view the SD skyline?
 
1. Harbor Island?
2. Coronado (ferry depot)?
3. Coronado Nat. Monument on Pt. Loma?
4. somewhere else?

I like the view from Harbor Island best. For a view of the city & mountains, maybe Pt. Loma heights near the lighthouse.


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