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Lipani Dec 27, 2010 4:53 PM

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Four San Diego parks to be remade for celebrations
Goal is to create centers for public gatherings and special occasions
By Roger Showley

Over the next four years, San Diegans will gain quite a choice of places to celebrate New Year’s Eve.

By Jan. 1, 2015, if all plans unfold as promoters hope, San Diegans will be able to:

• Stroll along the North Embarcadero in a widened, landscaped esplanade.

• Gather in our finest attire in Balboa Park’s car-free Plaza de Panama and celebrate the centennial of its Panama-California Exposition, the 20th century event that put San Diego on the map.

• Follow the fireworks shows on the bay from a five-acre park, atop the expanded San Diego Convention Center.

• Watch the ball drop at the much-enlarged and historically restored Horton Plaza Park.

And in neighborhoods throughout the county and around the nation, other parks are likely to be added, spruced up and ready to party in what national park expert Peter Harnik calls a new “golden age” of parks.

“I think the city parks movement is gaining so much momentum everywhere, it’s just tremendous,” said Harnik, director of the Center for City Park Excellence at the Trust for Public Land in Washington. “There is competition between cities as they’re looking over their shoulders at each other. They’re all looking for something to distinguish themselves.”

http://media.signonsandiego.com/img/...c82dae770b93ac
Four new parks for major civic-gathering events are planned in Balboa Park and downtown, while other parks are sprouting up around the county.

http://media.signonsandiego.com/img/...oa_4_t593.jpg?
Balboa Park - Plaza de Panama

http://media.signonsandiego.com/img/...CROP_t593.jpg?
Convention Center expansion

http://media.signonsandiego.com/img/...g2_1_t593.jpg?
Horton Plaza Park - expanded

http://media.signonsandiego.com/img/...c82dae770b93ac
North Embarcadero Visionary Plan - 1st phase
More from the Union-Tribune article here.

eburress Dec 27, 2010 5:47 PM

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Originally Posted by kpexpress (Post 5105342)
Bankers Hill, Hillcrest, North Park, South Park, and Golden Hill (all the mid cities with the most density) gets the shaft.

Yeah, I maliciously "shafted" those communities with my drawing. Of all the nerve of me.

Derek Dec 27, 2010 8:07 PM

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2...rom-the-ashes/

Lipani Dec 27, 2010 8:53 PM

Beat you to it, Derek. ;)

bmfarley Dec 27, 2010 9:41 PM

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Originally Posted by laguna (Post 5105779)
Public/Private enterprise? Very interesting concept, consider for a moment:

Private enterprises need to make a profit or at least not lose their money.

Public agencies need funding from tax money or bonds.

Maybe you havent heard the news. Rail systems are money loser on a huge scale. Governments in California (and across the country) are broke and their bonding abilities is nil.

But I am sure you got an A in your college public planning class. You will fit in well on this forum with the other young diddlers.

Welcome! :banana:

You are right from 10,000 feet. In fact, a closer look reveals that all modes are subsidized.
All transportation modes are subsidized.

Derek Dec 28, 2010 1:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Lipani (Post 5106333)
Beat you to it, Derek. ;)



Oh oops. :cheers:

HurricaneHugo Dec 28, 2010 2:44 AM

What's that building on top of the convention center?

Lipani Dec 28, 2010 3:06 AM

^ I presume it's supposed to be the hotel that is planned to be part of the convention center expansion.

Lipani Dec 28, 2010 3:18 PM

Here are some better pictures of the Convention Center expansion. Fentress Architects won the bid for project. I honestly don't see how a lot of this space will be used except when the big conventions (i.e. Comic-Con) come to town.

http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/fen...n_diego_01.jpg

http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/fen...n_diego_02.jpg

http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/ima...n_diego_04.jpg
http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=5033

SDfan Dec 29, 2010 7:38 PM

Uptown Trolley Expansion Ideas:

http://sandiegonewsroom.com/news/ind...news&Itemid=89

psychotron Dec 29, 2010 8:45 PM

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Originally Posted by SDfan (Post 5108271)

The amount of money SANDAG spends on freeway expansion is staggering. I understand the freeway situation needs to be addressed, but just a fraction of those billions of dollars could be used to get streetcars up and running. It would be useful to both residents and tourists, and also become a defining aspect of our city. Maybe those transnet funds can't be used for a project like this.

HurricaneHugo Dec 30, 2010 12:50 AM

I think they're already a defining aspect of another city (SF).

We need to bring the trolley up there!

SDfan Dec 30, 2010 6:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Lipani (Post 5106962)

Don't you love how Coronado disappeared from this rendering? Imagine the city was just on the ocean...

HurricaneHugo Dec 30, 2010 8:27 PM

Yeah man lets blow up Coronado!

mello Dec 30, 2010 9:39 PM

Just read on article in the UT about major projects moving forward in 2011 across the county. UCSD will be building a 10 floor hospital east of the 5. Then I was amazed to read that a giant hospital on Camp Pendleton that has already started construction won't be finished until 2014!!!! How on earth can it take 4 years to build a hospital?? The Chinese could bang it out in 1.5 years tops.

Oh and the Mission Valley "Civita" development at the Quarry site has begun but get this, they will build it out in phases over 12 to 15 years. 4600 townhomes and condos with possible 1 million square feet of commercial space. And there is word that at the Hazard Center expansion they are proposing two 20 floor residential towers. I believe they are approved.

HurricaneHugo Dec 31, 2010 12:13 AM

Stupid valley's rim!

HurricaneHugo Dec 31, 2010 7:06 AM

Also cool map showing racial/income breakdowns.

http://projects.nytimes.com/census/2010/explorer?hp?hp

Dunno but it seems it's a bit off for SD.

I don't there are that many white people south of the MLK lol

In fact, I've only heard white people refer to the 94 as the MLK lol

SDfan Jan 1, 2011 12:35 AM

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Originally Posted by HurricaneHugo (Post 5109819)
Also cool map showing racial/income breakdowns.

http://projects.nytimes.com/census/2010/explorer?hp?hp

Dunno but it seems it's a bit off for SD.

I don't there are that many white people south of the MLK lol

In fact, I've only heard white people refer to the 94 as the MLK lol

I live right off the 94, in Golden Hill, and you are the first person I've encountered who calls it the MLK. haha.

SDfan Jan 1, 2011 12:37 AM

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Originally Posted by mello (Post 5109331)
And there is word that at the Hazard Center expansion they are proposing two 20 floor residential towers. I believe they are approved.

They're not just proposing, they're approved and waiting for the economy to pick up. I watched the hearing for this project and thank goodness Frye was in the minority for this one... There are renderings for it on the Hazard Center website.

HurricaneHugo Jan 1, 2011 2:50 AM

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Originally Posted by SDfan (Post 5110427)
I live right off the 94, in Golden Hill, and you are the first person I've encountered who calls it the MLK. haha.

I don't actually call it the MLK I just remembered that the few white people I know here (Mount Hope) call it that lol.

It does sound cool though. 8)


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