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sixonenine Aug 28, 2016 8:11 AM

soo is this not happening anymore? since it seems like the seaport village project would go where the taller buildings may go

http://http://www.sandiegouniontribu...n-consultants/

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/...n-consultants/

Roger Showley

tyleraf Aug 28, 2016 1:04 PM

@sixonenine, The port had a bidding process to replace Seaport Village and this is the likely replacement. The project is still under 500 feet, though.
https://timesofsandiego.com/wp-conte...o-1024x687.jpg

joemamma Sep 2, 2016 12:54 AM

Sorry if this has been asked/answered previously, but:

Why do a lot of the new dt buildings have yellow/gold coloring highlights? I heard a pedicab driver starting to tell the reason to some customers "and all the new buildings have some yellow markings..." but he was driving away and I missed the answer.

Thanks. Great forum btw. Keep the dt pics coming.

The Flying Dutchman Sep 2, 2016 3:37 AM

Port seems like it's going ahead with the McMillan proposal for the East Harbor Island site:

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/...ed-port-staff/

Bertrice Sep 7, 2016 2:53 AM

Pendry Hotel


https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8068/2...5fd50b34_b.jpg

bgrapes Sep 7, 2016 4:51 AM

Demolition update (as of 9/4) from Ash and Columbia (520 W. Ash):

http://www.sandiegostreets.com/wp-co..._w_ash_001.jpg

http://www.sandiegostreets.com/wp-co..._w_ash_002.jpg

Streamliner Sep 9, 2016 4:23 PM

Port picks dual developers for Harbor Island
OliverMcMillin gets 35 acres, Sunroad gets 9 acres
Sep. 8, 2016
Roger Showley

Quote:

The district’s staff had recommended OliverMcMillan to develop the entire 44 acre site, plus 13 acres of water, opposite Lindbergh Field. The company had proposed to spend $978 million on 1,500 hotel rooms, 271,100 square feet of retail, restaurant and office space, and man-made canals. The port stood to receive up to $10.5 million in rent annually after four years, about three times what the rental car companies have paid.

But Sunroad Chairman Aaron Feldman told the port commissioners Thursday that his company had spent $2 million and 11 years trying to develop hotels on a nine-acre portion of the man-made peninsula.

“It would be unfair for the port to take one element and give it to someone else after working so many years,” Feldman said.

His plan, “Bayside Celebration,” laid out by his son Uri at the meeting, called for about 1,025 hotel rooms, 346,000 square feet of offices, shops and restaurants plus two bridges spanning the marina. The port could have expected nearly $8 million in annual rent after eight years.
...
The developers and port planners said it will take about a year to arrive at final development plans. Those will then be analyzed for environmental impact, considered by the board and, if approved, folded into the port’s new master plan that will go to the California Coastal Commission.
...
The other issue — affordable hotel accommodations — has held up coastal approval of Sunroad’s earlier plan for the 325-room, elbow-site hotel and a 175-room second hotel to the east. Sunroad said it is waiting for the port to set a policy on how many such rooms should be built and where, but expects its elbow hotel could include some lower-cost units.
Full article:
http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/...redevelopment/

bgrapes Sep 11, 2016 3:42 PM

The Park, Bankers Hill:

http://www.sandiegostreets.com/wp-co...s_hill_001.jpg

http://www.sandiegostreets.com/wp-co...s_hill_002.jpg

Vue on 5th:

http://www.sandiegostreets.com/wp-co...s_hill_003.jpg

Streamliner Sep 13, 2016 3:14 PM

Downtown windfall: $49.2 million for parks, other needs
Developer fees expected through 2021 from building activity
September 12, 2016
Roger Showley

Quote:

Booming construction downtown is on track to produce a $49.2 million windfall in developer impact fees over the next five years.

The money — called developer impact fees or DIFs — comes from developers to cover their share of the impact their projects have on park, transportation and fire station needs. Developers pay other fees to handle planning, process building permits and build affordable housing.
...
But as big as the money pot looks today, it’s a drop in the bucket to the nearly $1.6 billion on the downtown wish list, which was compiled to prepare for downtown’s expected population and office worker growth over the next 20 years.

The Downtown Community Plan says the area is only 45 percent built out, even after 15 years of growth.

Since 2001 downtown has seen nearly 16,000 new apartments and condos, 2.2 million square feet in retail and office space and nearly 3,700 hotel rooms.
...
High priority projects include:

▪ Civic Square: A proposed urban park above a parking garage immediately east of the new state courthouse nearing completion at Front and C streets. The current county courthouse has to be demolished and the state hopes to find a developer to cover that cost and any replacement development.

▪ Freeway lids: Some downtown activists hope to cover six blocks worth of “lids” over Interstate 5 to reconnect downtown to Balboa Park and Sherman Heights. But at a cost of $405 million, that ambitious goal should await Caltrans policy changes that might direct state highway funds for such projects, the CivicSD staff says.

▪ Navy Broadway Park, Post Office Square and St. Joseph’s Park: These parks at the foot of Broadway, Eighth Avenue and E Street, and Third Avenue and Ash Street add up to $40.3 million but may have to wait expected projects to move forward.

▪ Pantoja Park: Downtown’s oldest park at Columbia and G streets, restored in the late-1970s when the first Marina housing was built, could use $2.6 million in upgrades but the staff said funding should await design decisions.

▪ The $22.8 million Bayside Fire Station has begun construction at Cedar Street and Pacific Highway but an East Village station is planned at 13th and Broadway, projected at $27.6 million. Staff said it might be part of an affordable housing project and recommended delaying funding until details become clearer.


Article:
http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/...fees-windfall/

Nerv Sep 15, 2016 6:01 PM

The Feds finally came through for the city:

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/...913-story.html


Blame the delays on the Feds, not the city this time if you're unhappy about the late start on the project.

joemamma Sep 17, 2016 4:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Flying Dutchman (Post 7507829)
Regarding this site, I forget who, someone on this forum posted that they had ran into an archaeological discovery of some sort. That said, I walk by the site almost daily and there is zero activity that I can see. I'm just as frustrated as you guys.

The site that was leased by the Salvation Army as storage for their trailers has been vacated and is the future site of the Smarts Farm, which in turn is being relocated for a small work/live development on the corner of F and 15th

Any more info on "archaeological discovery" RE: 13th and C project. I searched forum and couldn't find anything.

Also, any source you could share, or other links to relocation of Smart Farms? I couldn't find anything on that either. Thanks/Love your Posts

Joe

HurricaneHugo Sep 17, 2016 6:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nerv (Post 7562825)
The Feds finally came through for the city:

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/...913-story.html


Blame the delays on the Feds, not the city this time if you're unhappy about the late start on the project.

It's pathetic how long it's taken to even start construction.

dtell04 Sep 18, 2016 1:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joemamma (Post 7564965)
Any more info on "archaeological discovery" RE: 13th and C project. I searched forum and couldn't find anything.

Also, any source you could share, or other links to relocation of Smart Farms? I couldn't find anything on that either. Thanks/Love your Posts

Joe

I've seen some people milling about during the day at park and c. There's some small equipment parked there now, but based on how that project has been going that probably doesn't mean anything.

The Flying Dutchman Sep 18, 2016 4:25 PM

13th and C definitely has some activity going on. Could finally be rising.

The Smarts Farm, as far as I know, is supposed to be moving this year. They need to vacate the current site to make way for grading for an office building. They will be moving to the vacant site adjacent to 13th and C.

embora Sep 18, 2016 8:16 PM

An observation about El Rey: They are putting in the curbs around the west and north sides of the block, and it looks like 8th Avenue will shrink from 3 to 2 traffic lanes.

tyleraf Sep 18, 2016 9:54 PM

The Union Tribune has a rundown of Port activity on some of its largest projects.
http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/...915-story.html

The Flying Dutchman Sep 21, 2016 2:44 AM

Wow, just wow.

Ritz/Whole Foods (Cisterra development) delayed yet again: This time CivicSD...

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/...919-story.html

"Plans for a $400 million project that would bring downtown San Diego its first five-star hotel stalled yet again when the San Diego City Council on Tuesday continued the matter for the second time this month."

"The cause for the delay are proposed rules that would increase oversight and transparency of Civic San Diego, the nonprofit that oversees downtown development. The council had been scheduled Tuesday to take up a new operating agreement for the planning agency but said it needed to be delayed for more review."

"So far, the principal opposition to the project has come from Unite Here Local 30, the hotel workers union, which has pressed Cisterra and its tenants for a commitment to offer well-paying union jobs.

While Cisterra already has consented to a labor agreement that would ensure the hiring of union workers for the construction of the project, it has been unable to persuade Ritz Carlton and Whole Foods to commit to doing the same.

Restrictions proposed for the Civic San Diego operating agreement call for developers to pay prevailing and living wages on projects receiving public subsidies."

http://www.trbimg.com/img-57e09050/t...to/875/875x492

SDCAL Sep 21, 2016 3:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Flying Dutchman (Post 7569141)
Wow, just wow.

Ritz/Whole Foods (Cisterra development) delayed yet again: This time CivicSD...

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/...919-story.html

"Plans for a $400 million project that would bring downtown San Diego its first five-star hotel stalled yet again when the San Diego City Council on Tuesday continued the matter for the second time this month."

"The cause for the delay are proposed rules that would increase oversight and transparency of Civic San Diego, the nonprofit that oversees downtown development. The council had been scheduled Tuesday to take up a new operating agreement for the planning agency but said it needed to be delayed for more review."

"So far, the principal opposition to the project has come from Unite Here Local 30, the hotel workers union, which has pressed Cisterra and its tenants for a commitment to offer well-paying union jobs.

While Cisterra already has consented to a labor agreement that would ensure the hiring of union workers for the construction of the project, it has been unable to persuade Ritz Carlton and Whole Foods to commit to doing the same.

Restrictions proposed for the Civic San Diego operating agreement call for developers to pay prevailing and living wages on projects receiving public subsidies."

http://www.trbimg.com/img-57e09050/t...to/875/875x492

That site has been a surface parking lot over a decade and the city and former planning agency have wasted so much time on a previous proposal that ended up being squashed due to corruption. Do they really want to spend another decade sitting on this prime location? This is beyond frustrating.

Most concerning paragraph in the article :

The net effect of the postponement was to leave the East Village project in limbo given the council’s apparent interest in hearing the Civic San Diego matter before it acts on the downtown development. The Civic San Diego board already has approved the project.

The Flying Dutchman Sep 22, 2016 1:34 AM

More in-depth article re: the pending CivicSD restrictions, by U-T itself.

As always, the U-T is so lazy and incompetent at reporting that it fails to reference its own articles. (In academia, this is considered plagiarism)

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/...p12-story.html

SDCAL Sep 22, 2016 3:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Flying Dutchman (Post 7570336)
More in-depth article re: the pending CivicSD restrictions, by U-T itself.

As always, the U-T is so lazy and incompetent at reporting that it fails to reference its own articles. (In academia, this is considered plagiarism)

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/...p12-story.html

I have no problem with the city wanting better oversight over CivicSD, but what I don't understand is why this impacts the 7th and Market project approval? If that project was approved by CivicSD prior to the rules changes, it shouldn't be retroactively penalized. Also, the city itself has final say over the development anyway, so the CivicSD approval seems irrelevant for this particular project anyway (it's on city owned land). So either the UT articles didn't clearly explain WHY this project is tied to the proposed CivicSD changes, or the city is using that as an excuse to delay approval and some other reason is lurking behind the scenes. Then again, maybe it's clear and I'm just not getting it from these articles, but I agree the UT is not known for great journalism. This is the one project I was most excited about, I live near it and would have a view of this tower from my condo. I'll be pretty disgusted with the city if they squash this one. By the time something new would be proposed and go through all the hoopla it would be about 50 years the city has been screwing up this site.


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