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kpexpress Sep 12, 2011 7:25 AM

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Originally Posted by tyleraf (Post 5407816)
CCDC finally updated their interactive map and I saw this!! 11th & Broadway Has anyone ever heard of the proposal on 11th & Broadway?

I'm not a fan of twin's either. These are a distant contrast to some of MC's previous work..... Nice to see something more contemporary in that area, in keeping with contrasts these would contrast well to the pasty stucco and painted concrete of Vantage Point, 1050 B (Cutri) and Smart Corner.

mello Sep 13, 2011 1:57 AM

I'm down with 11th and Broadway, looks great. So I just drove through Denver today, in Colorado Springs now visiting family. First time driving in the metro area and it looks like Denver has a significantly larger amount of high rises outside of their downtown than San Diego. This area is quite flat and obviously not coastal so its real estate is not restricted yet they have more verticality then the SD metro.

Why is it that San Diego is so afraid of height outside of downtown? I just don't get it. Denver is a smaller metro and has more stuff, I think for a metro area of our size our amount of mid and highrises outside of DT is really pathetic, do you guys agree. SD is way too low rise :(

Derek Sep 13, 2011 5:34 AM

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Originally Posted by mello (Post 5409045)
I'm down with 11th and Broadway, looks great. So I just drove through Denver today, in Colorado Springs now visiting family. First time driving in the metro area and it looks like Denver has a significantly larger amount of high rises outside of their downtown than San Diego. This area is quite flat and obviously not coastal so its real estate is not restricted yet they have more verticality then the SD metro.

Why is it that San Diego is so afraid of height outside of downtown? I just don't get it. Denver is a smaller metro and has more stuff, I think for a metro area of our size our amount of mid and highrises outside of DT is really pathetic, do you guys agree. SD is way too low rise :(

It's because 90% (so it seems) of the people in San Diego doesn't support high density, or pretty much any kind of growth for that matter....among many other things wrong with this city. :(

eburress Sep 13, 2011 6:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mello (Post 5409045)
I'm down with 11th and Broadway, looks great. So I just drove through Denver today, in Colorado Springs now visiting family. First time driving in the metro area and it looks like Denver has a significantly larger amount of high rises outside of their downtown than San Diego. This area is quite flat and obviously not coastal so its real estate is not restricted yet they have more verticality then the SD metro.

Why is it that San Diego is so afraid of height outside of downtown? I just don't get it. Denver is a smaller metro and has more stuff, I think for a metro area of our size our amount of mid and highrises outside of DT is really pathetic, do you guys agree. SD is way too low rise :(

Aren't there still parts of SD in which buildings' height is limited by an ordinance?

kpexpress Sep 13, 2011 7:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mello (Post 5409045)
I'm down with 11th and Broadway, looks great. So I just drove through Denver today, in Colorado Springs now visiting family. First time driving in the metro area and it looks like Denver has a significantly larger amount of high rises outside of their downtown than San Diego. This area is quite flat and obviously not coastal so its real estate is not restricted yet they have more verticality then the SD metro.

Why is it that San Diego is so afraid of height outside of downtown? I just don't get it. Denver is a smaller metro and has more stuff, I think for a metro area of our size our amount of mid and highrises outside of DT is really pathetic, do you guys agree. SD is way too low rise :(

I think we are very much a poli-centric city. This bothers me. UTC, Mission Valley, Sorrento Valley, Downtown, etc. They all compete for willing investors to build projects. Density and height are not similar by the way.... I understand that market factors and personal preferences do spur growth and density outside of downtown, I just think that downtown should be the most advantageous place to develop. There should be more incentives and streamlined procedures to encourage developers to invest their money in downtown and not Mission Valley.

As for height.... I think the height restriction on downtown SD has done the city wonders in terms of aesthetics. It has helped to broaden the cluster of highrises rather evenly - aside from the gaslamp quarter. Many feel the skyline is 'squaty', I like this cause it spreads the density farther than just along the B street corridor. If not, we would have a LA-style Bunker Hill effect along B street.

staplesla Sep 17, 2011 1:39 AM

Old Police Headquarters Project
 
Some pics regarding the Seaport Village old police headquarters project.

http://www.signonsandiego.com/photos...rters-project/

http://media.signonsandiego.com/img/...aced55a8e84e56

kpexpress Sep 19, 2011 3:54 PM

A new point loma!
http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/n...9at84025AM.jpg


http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/n...9at85317AM.jpg

Dale Sep 19, 2011 3:55 PM

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Originally Posted by staplesla (Post 5413812)
Some pics regarding the Seaport Village old police headquarters project.

http://www.signonsandiego.com/photos...rters-project/

http://media.signonsandiego.com/img/...aced55a8e84e56

Hasn't this project been planned for more than twenty years ?

Derek Sep 19, 2011 4:36 PM

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Originally Posted by kpexpress (Post 5415802)

Details? It looks like a good idea...

tyleraf Sep 20, 2011 2:05 AM

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Originally Posted by kpexpress (Post 5415802)

Any ideas on the height? Also any other renders?

HurricaneHugo Sep 20, 2011 7:34 PM

I can't tell what streets are those.

tyleraf Sep 21, 2011 3:03 AM

Harbor Dr is the front steet in the project. The project is right past Liberty Station

dl3000 Sep 22, 2011 3:30 AM

Is that Harbor Drive and Nimitz?

HurricaneHugo Sep 22, 2011 11:25 PM

Somebody should do this with San Diego's skyline:

http://i.imgur.com/w58l5.jpg

Leo the Dog Sep 23, 2011 4:38 PM

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Originally Posted by HurricaneHugo (Post 5420169)
Somebody should do this with San Diego's skyline:

http://i.imgur.com/w58l5.jpg

That's awesome!

202_Cyclist Sep 26, 2011 3:42 PM

Trolley extension takes a step forward
 
Trolley extension takes a step forward

La Jolla Light
9/25/2011

"Federal officials have given a nod to the project that will bring the San Diego Trolley Blue Line from the Old Town Transit Center north to UCSD and Westfield UTC.

Called the Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project, the 11-mile trolley extension will serve eight stations along the route.

With the Federal Transit Administration’s approval to move the project into preliminary Engineering, it is officially in the pipeline and eligible to receive federal New Starts funding, according to a press release.
SANDAG Executive Director Gary Gallegos said, “We are advancing environmental and design efforts to deliver this project as fast as possible...”

http://www.lajollalight.com/2011/09/...-step-forward/

HurricaneHugo Sep 26, 2011 9:25 PM

I thought it was further along than that...

kpexpress Sep 30, 2011 9:33 PM

Has anyone seen the changes that have been made to 13th and Market? Looks a lot better. And what I hear is that 15th and Market (behind Albertson's) is coming up too.

HurricaneHugo Oct 7, 2011 6:38 PM

Interesting...CCDC says completion date of July 2013 for Leeding Edge (16th and G)

http://ccdc.com/scripts/gis/webporta...oad.aspx?id=70

I can only hope so.

Imagine if we get Library Tower, Cosmopolitan Square, 15th and Island, 1st and Island, and this all built...

HurricaneHugo Oct 7, 2011 6:41 PM

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Originally Posted by kpexpress (Post 5429119)
Has anyone seen the changes that have been made to 13th and Market? Looks a lot better. And what I hear is that 15th and Market (behind Albertson's) is coming up too.

Not tall enough.

By 15th and Market do you mean this?

http://ccdc.com/scripts/gis/webporta...oad.aspx?id=52

It says Market St between 14-15th streets.


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