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dales5050 Dec 4, 2013 4:52 PM

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Originally Posted by spoonman (Post 6361644)
Many good points from all sides. This is water under the bridge, but a few points of clarification...

- The Amtrak and Coaster rail line actually enter well into Miramar, passing close to the end of the runway.

- The trolley line to UTC (to be operational in 2018) will be only 1 mile from the edge of Miramar.

- We also know that if high-speed ever gets built (probably not for decades), the line would pass by Miramar in some fashion.

Intermodal transportation would not be a reason not to use Miramar as a new site. That said, the location could be a deterrent to downtown tourism as pointed out.

Was just thinking about the impact of HS rail on the projections to the airport. I think it's going to be a 'do as best you can for as little as possible' until HS Rail comes...if it ever does. But if it does, I think everything will be up for consideration.

I wonder what an successful bid for the Olympics would do for HS rail. Never understood why the priority was not to connect LA to San Diego first.

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Originally Posted by spoonman (Post 6361644)
Also, Boeing is not based in Seattle, but does have significant operations there. For the record, Qualcomm has as much operating income as Boeing and Amazon put together. Does not change the fact that Seattle has done a better job attracting more Fortune 500 companies, but is worth noting.

The answer is pretty simple. http://taxfoundation.org/article/201...-climate-index

Washington ranks #6 in this State Business Tax Climate Index.
California ranks #48. :/

dales5050 Dec 4, 2013 4:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Urbannizer (Post 6360007)
India and Beech Tower - Saw this for SD while looking around for another project. Dunno the location.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7328/1...0f2d347b_b.jpg

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2817/1...877aae82_b.jpg
  • 28-story apartment high-rise
  • 159 units; 731 square foot average
  • Mechanical parking system

http://www.humphreys.com/portfolio/on-the-boards-6/

Love the design but the views are going to be average to poor.

staplesla Dec 4, 2013 8:53 PM

Any clue when Blue Sky will break ground?

SDCAL Dec 5, 2013 4:39 AM

http://www.humphreys.com/wp-content/...nd-B-Tower.jpg

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Originally Posted by Derek (Post 6360503)
Holy crap! I see the County Administration Center now. I wish it actually looked like that...

No kidding - I'm so perplexed by this rendering.

Is it normal for a reputable firm to just make-up surroundings to enhance their images?

It's not as if it's a generic background, that's clearly the county admin bldg.

Maybe this is supposed to include the county administration bldg park and part of either the north or south embarcadero?

I'm confused though because it looks like a road is right on the water and i was under the impression the embarcadero moved the road in and the park will be right up to the water.

At any rate, I WISH our waterfront had this kind of park space.

Leo the Dog Dec 5, 2013 5:42 PM

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Originally Posted by SDCAL (Post 6363759)
No kidding - I'm so perplexed by this rendering.

Is it normal for a reputable firm to just make-up surroundings to enhance their images?

It's not as if it's a generic background, that's clearly the county admin bldg.

Maybe this is supposed to include the county administration bldg park and part of either the north or south embarcadero?

I'm confused though because it looks like a road is right on the water and i was under the impression the embarcadero moved the road in and the park will be right up to the water.

At any rate, I WISH our waterfront had this kind of park space.

Most artist renditions of proposed buildings include overly lush landscaping, abundant pedestrians, hidden utility poles etc...but this one takes the cake. It looks like Chicago near the lakefront! I do like the design though.

spoonman Dec 5, 2013 6:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Leo the Dog (Post 6364316)
Most artist renditions of proposed buildings include overly lush landscaping, abundant pedestrians, hidden utility poles etc...but this one takes the cake. It looks like Chicago near the lakefront! I do like the design though.

Yeah, I don't think the building will come out looking like that either.

Below is the project's website. The images look detailed enough to make me think that this is what the building will look like, as opposed to the sleek tower shown in previous posts.

http://www.indiaandbeech.com/

tyleraf Dec 5, 2013 11:55 PM

Spoonman: The India and Beech property was up for sale as far as I could tell. It's possible a new developer purchased the property and hired this company for a new design. That's my guess.

Bertrice Dec 6, 2013 2:06 AM

http://www.countynewscenter.com/site...ndbreaking.jpg
http://www.countynewscenter.com/news...king-structure
new parking in little italy

tyleraf Dec 6, 2013 2:36 AM

At least they are including room for a residential tower in the future.

dales5050 Dec 6, 2013 5:08 PM

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Originally Posted by spoonman (Post 6364366)
Yeah, I don't think the building will come out looking like that either.

Below is the project's website. The images look detailed enough to make me think that this is what the building will look like, as opposed to the sleek tower shown in previous posts.

http://www.indiaandbeech.com/

Always amazed when something like this project, which will cost millions, can have such a cheap website.

Also, the 'panoramic view tool' on the lower floors shows only 180 degrees. lol

mello Dec 6, 2013 5:25 PM

Wow only a year and a half to finish a parking structure! That is the can do spirit of America's finest city at work once again. (Atlanta's tallest skyscraper took under one year to complete)

Are there only 5 day laborers from ManPower allocated to build this project :shrug:

psychotron Dec 6, 2013 5:37 PM

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Originally Posted by mello (Post 6365779)
Wow only a year and a half to finish a parking structure! That is the can do spirit of America's finest city at work once again. (Atlanta's tallest skyscraper took under one year to complete)

Are there only 5 day laborers from ManPower allocated to build this project :shrug:

It does seem slow, but honestly I feel like that's the norm for CA's construction climate, with SD's particularly slow. :( Granted, Bank of America Plaza in Atlanta was also one of the fastest constructions.

spoonman Dec 6, 2013 6:34 PM

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Originally Posted by mello (Post 6365779)
Wow only a year and a half to finish a parking structure! That is the can do spirit of America's finest city at work once again. (Atlanta's tallest skyscraper took under one year to complete)

Are there only 5 day laborers from ManPower allocated to build this project :shrug:

Funny, I was thinking the same thing. Seems like a 6 month project.

mello Dec 6, 2013 6:46 PM

You can call us Slow Diego!

Or Ban Diego after the beach booze ban and all the signs telling you what you can't do on our beaches.

How about No Diego for all the 30 foot height limits outside of downtown crowd and good ole SOHO and the like. Great Walgreens on 3rd and University when we could have had an awesome infill project there :uhh: That was such a sick wasted opportunity a one floor Walgreens with a parking lot, not one added housing unit which is desperately needed in Hillcrest....

Bertrice Dec 6, 2013 6:50 PM

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Originally Posted by mello (Post 6365779)
Wow only a year and a half to finish a parking structure! That is the can do spirit of America's finest city at work once again. (Atlanta's tallest skyscraper took under one year to complete)

Are there only 5 day laborers from ManPower allocated to build this project :shrug:

what about the horton plaza park's pace. 2 years to build nothing. just a ground floor.

Erip Dec 7, 2013 10:38 PM

Interactive project map
 
Wow, this is a great resource to keep up to date on all projects:
http://infrastructure.opensandiego.org

Streamliner Dec 10, 2013 5:44 AM

Union-Tribune: San Diego OKs plan to double bicycle network.

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/...e-master-plan/

tyleraf Dec 11, 2013 9:33 PM

Nice to hear about further bike improvements. Those are always welcome. Coupled with next year bike sharing, San Diego is definitely becoming very bike friendly. Also the Marriott Ballroom is now supposed to start in 2015. http://www.4-traders.com/news/New-Sa...Bay--17605560/

Nerv Dec 12, 2013 9:46 PM

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Originally Posted by tyleraf (Post 6371162)
Nice to hear about further bike improvements. Those are always welcome. Coupled with next year bike sharing, San Diego is definitely becoming very bike friendly. Also the Marriott Ballroom is now supposed to start in 2015. http://www.4-traders.com/news/New-Sa...Bay--17605560/



Very cool. This is the project I was asking about before. This will be a big deal for larger conventions like comic con. More space to spread it out.

:tup:

tyleraf Dec 13, 2013 3:34 AM

Here is an interesting article on all the activity in East Village. Unfortunately the second page has a paywall. http://www.ideadistrictsd.com/wp-con...ss-Journal.pdf


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