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HurricaneHugo Feb 14, 2008 10:16 AM

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Originally Posted by HurricaneHugo (Post 3346454)
anybody got pics of sapphire/breeza going up?

Screw you guys then.

SDDTProspector Feb 14, 2008 6:57 PM

Here is an interesting link to follow, it addres some of the major contruction developments in SD county. Will have to keep an eye on this link for changes.

http://www.onlinecpi.org/article.php?list=type&type=133

As rumors go, I have one about ball park village.

It still a go.... Right now bids are going out for the construction and it looking to get finilized with the next 6 months. Contruction may start by the end of the year?

Its still huge 2x 500 ft towers and 1 350-400ft tower. 1650+ rooms and 100+ condos. Alot more retail space than previously envisioned and talks for trying to focus the public area as a main attraction for public gatherings..... think times square but much smaller scale. lots of steet level activity.......

I have some friends that work in the concrete industry and try and pry info from them all the time.... Work is slow now but some project will make it through.....

Coastal SD Feb 14, 2008 7:10 PM

If Ballpark Village begins construction, that might be the catalyst to push other projects forward that are currently on the fence. Good news that more retail is being considered for the Ballpark Village site. Should be a no-brainer for the developers to be in discussion with ESPN SportsZone for a location there directly across from Petco...

sandiego_urban Feb 14, 2008 8:00 PM

Thanks for the great link, SDDTPropector! Some good stuff in there :tup:

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Originally Posted by Coastal SD (Post 3354566)
Should be a no-brainer for the developers to be in discussion with ESPN SportsZone for a location there directly across from Petco...

There's already going to be a Fox SportsGrill at the new Hilton across the street, which is another reason why they need to get that pedestrian bridge built!


Lastly, I think it would be cool to light up the Coronado Bridge at night.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y12...ene_5large.jpg

sandiego_urban Feb 14, 2008 8:27 PM

With news of the Mayor wanting to delay the expansion of the airport terminals at their current location, don't we deserve to see what his grander plans are? That is, to relocate the terminals along the 5 Freeway.

Here our first look at some conceptual renderings. What do you think?

View from the South showing entrances into long-term parking for 20,000 cars and rental car returns along Kettner Blvd., the airport loops and south exits, and the use of the Pacific Highway flyover of Interstate 5 for ingress and egress.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y12...dal20Fac-3.jpg

View from the North showing new Washington Street offramp into the terminal loops, the trolleys and trains exiting the station, and a new MCRD gate
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y12...al20Facili.jpg

Close-up showing short-term parking for 2,000 cars, the skybridges, a drop-off loop to the right, and train and trolley loop to the left.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y12...dal20Fac-2.jpg

Cutaway revealing Pacific Highway passing under the short-term parking, with the Transportation Center on the left, the airport terminals on the right.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y12...dal20Fac-1.jpg

Aerial showing draft plan to create a Washington Street offramp into the airport loops and Hancock and Kettner streets going behind the intermodal center.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y12...TH20AERIAL.jpg


Click here for more renderings and info: http://www.caivp.net/files/waterfron...all%20File.pdf

Derek Feb 14, 2008 11:26 PM

I like it a lot actually. So there would be terminals on both sides of the runway I'm assuming?

Derek Feb 14, 2008 11:27 PM

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Originally Posted by HurricaneHugo (Post 3353826)
Screw you guys then.

Sorry.:(


I'll try to get a few this weekend.:tup:

CoastersBolts Feb 15, 2008 12:48 AM

I say, why not just build an entirely new airport?

Oh, wait, we've already tried that.

HurricaneHugo Feb 15, 2008 5:18 AM

This expansion would be good for like 5 years...

Anyways, did anybody see just how LOW the snowlevel is?

I heard something like 2,500ft...

I was at UCSD today and almost crashed my bus (im a shuttle driver) when I saw the snow on top of the mountains to the direct north-north east of ucsd that can't be taller than 3k feet....I took a pic but I need to be home in order to upload it (still at school studying!)

SDCAL Feb 15, 2008 6:38 AM

it seems like a complete waste to do that much work to Lindbergh, not addressing the short, one-runway problem. Thos are pretty drastic changes for a temporary band-aid fix

BUILD A NEW AIRPORT!!!!

sandiego_urban Feb 15, 2008 8:16 AM

^^That's exactly what I was thinking. If they were to ever go forward with moving the terminals, we can pretty much count on the airport never being moved. I do like the idea of the trolley and train stopping there, though.


Quote:

Originally Posted by HurricaneHugo
Anyways, did anybody see just how LOW the snowlevel is?

I heard something like 2,500ft...

I was at UCSD today and almost crashed my bus (im a shuttle driver) when I saw the snow on top of the mountains to the direct north-north east of ucsd that can't be taller than 3k feet....I took a pic but I need to be home in order to upload it (still at school studying!)

Today's storm was crazy and came as a total surprise even to the forecasters. 2,500 feet? Try 600 feet! They had measurable snow in Ramona and flakes being reported in Escondido and El Cajon.

Check out Valley Center, near Escondido today
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y12...214palomar.jpg

IconRPCV Feb 15, 2008 5:50 PM

Tha airport expansion looks really cool, too bad it is in the wrong place. We need to move the airport out of the center city so we can have more than one runway and get some overseas flights, otherwise why even bother.

staplesla Feb 15, 2008 11:05 PM

A lot of thought obviously went into these new drawings and it looks great. However, I don't understand why a city like San Diego which is a tourist destination for not only Americans but international tourists as well, would put all of this money into a new terminal for a one-runway airport. This is small minded thinking. If you look closely at the first picture too you'll see there is no room for expansion as the gates butt up against the runway.

I just moved here from Dallas and the DFW airport with 7 runways and Love Field with 3 have an economic impact of 11 billion and 125,000 jobs on the area. Imagine the impact that a well thought out airport in San Diego County with larger capacity could have on the region.

Derek Feb 16, 2008 6:55 AM

NIMBYs

PadreHomer Feb 17, 2008 8:19 PM

Still the same runway, still the same curfew, Miramar makes total sense to everyone but most of the citizens of the city I guess.

SD_Phil Feb 17, 2008 9:34 PM

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Originally Posted by HurricaneHugo (Post 3356000)
I was at UCSD today and almost crashed my bus (im a shuttle driver)

Which route?

I take Arriba to get to campus!

Derek Feb 17, 2008 10:00 PM

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Originally Posted by PadreHomer (Post 3360791)
Still the same runway, still the same curfew, Miramar makes total sense to everyone but most of the citizens of the city I guess.

The government doesn't want to give it up either.

HurricaneHugo Feb 17, 2008 10:24 PM

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Originally Posted by SD_Phil (Post 3360911)
Which route?

I take Arriba to get to campus!

I'm a n00b driver so I get stuck with Loop and Torrey Pines.

I've done Arriba from time to time though, driving a bus with 70+ people is fun!

visionary Feb 19, 2008 12:27 AM

Millenium Tower / Hotel
 
Anybody know anything about this project?

http://www.mc-architects.com/Millenium_Hotel.html

bmfarley Feb 19, 2008 1:11 AM

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Originally Posted by visionary (Post 3363069)
Anybody know anything about this project?

http://www.mc-architects.com/Millenium_Hotel.html

From that website:
Quote:

MILLENIUM TOWER
San Diego, California

Client: Capital Ventures, Ltd.
Site Area: 10 Acres
Building Area: 1.6 Million SF; 40 stories
Rooms: 1,300
Cost: $300 Million
Completion: NA

The design theme centers on the architectonics of the site’s maritime setting to produce a structure which reflects the image of both a sail and a lighthouse. The curved tower embraces a five story atrium that contains an array of retail shops and restaurants, and overlooks the marina. This voluminous space activates the terminus of the south embarcadero promenade.

The signature element of this development is the lighthouse – a circular tower clad in stainless steel and fretted glass. Atop this structure is a bar and lounge with magnificent views of downtown, the Pacific Ocean and the Coronado Islands.
So, what is considered the 'South Embarcadero Promenade?" Belw are my 3 guesses.

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n...barcadero2.jpg


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