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Derek Apr 7, 2007 7:45 AM

^i totally love the high speed rail concept and hope it gets built (hopefully soon!)

but the airport should still be built in Miramar!;)

bmfarley Apr 7, 2007 7:52 AM

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Originally Posted by Derek loves SD (Post 2749552)
^i totally love the high speed rail concept and hope it gets built (hopefully soon!)

but the airport should still be built in Miramar!;)

I don't disagree. After all, does it make sense for an airport to be located immediatey adjacent to a one of a few natural harbors on the west coast and so near a downtown? - rhetorical. But, whether or not Lindbergh is moved, HSR is good for freeing up limited airport capacity.

spoonman Apr 7, 2007 7:55 AM

According to the alignment plan for the high speed rail it will basically pass through miramar. Just another benefit to locating the new airport there.

bmfarley Apr 7, 2007 8:06 AM

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Originally Posted by spoonman (Post 2749559)
According to the alignment plan for the high speed rail it will basically pass through miramar. Just another benefit to locating the new airport there.

But, no station is planned over there, yet. If HSR moves forward I am sure it will be before anything ever happens with Lindbergh. I'd think?

By the way, a measure is on the ballot for November 2008 to consider a bond measure to fund high speed rail.

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n...ail/HSR-SD.jpg

OCtoSD Apr 7, 2007 8:15 AM

What is the R2-D2 mailbox?

spoonman Apr 7, 2007 8:25 AM

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Originally Posted by eburress (Post 2741825)
Holy cow...she looks like the Crypt Keeper!!! Those are definitely not highway miles, either!

http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/...ryptdvd250.jpg

http://fairuse.1accesshost.com/news2...s/15468307.jpg

BTW, the main reason I don't like Donna Frye is that she is a NIMBY. If you thought SD had a difficult time getting things done before, just wait until she is mayor.

Great job with the pictures guys!:lmao: I have a hard time telling them apart...

eburress Apr 7, 2007 8:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Derek loves SD (Post 2748967)
a superb location!


but how come you emphasized the no height limit? do you think Chula Vista will build a tower taller than 500 feet?

Because they could if they wanted to. Almost everybody can, except for America's finest city.

Derek Apr 7, 2007 11:29 AM

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Originally Posted by OCtoSD (Post 2749574)
What is the R2-D2 mailbox?

USPS did a promotional thing for the film's 20th anniversary, and they came up with an R2-D2 mailbox:)

Derek Apr 7, 2007 11:29 AM

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Originally Posted by eburress (Post 2749590)
Because they could if they wanted to. Almost everybody can, except for America's finest city.

gotcha

Urban Sky Apr 7, 2007 6:20 PM

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Originally Posted by eburress (Post 2749590)
Because they could if they wanted to. Almost everybody can, except for America's finest city.

sad, but true.:(

Urban Sky Apr 8, 2007 4:12 AM

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Originally Posted by spoonman (Post 2749513)
I would love to see someone build over 500ft in Chula Vista, that'd be awesome. I could just see someone like the Donald rolling into town and building an 800ft tower on the bayfront. That'd show those bastards on the city board. Maybe then the'd make the push for increased height before being passed over again.


i can picture it now. a 600 foot building with a bad haircut.

bmfarley Apr 8, 2007 4:23 AM

Mmm... about Chula Vista's potential height, they may not have restrictions with a local airport, but who's to say they do not have their own city ordinance resticting the height of buildings? Every other city does.

Urban Sky Apr 8, 2007 6:02 AM

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Originally Posted by bmfarley (Post 2751088)
Mmm... about Chula Vista's potential height, they may not have restrictions with a local airport, but who's to say they do not have their own city ordinance resticting the height of buildings? Every other city does.

that could be true. who was it that posted the map/data before regarding this. it was almost a year or more ago.

Derek Apr 8, 2007 8:00 AM

it would kill me to see a 500 footer outside of downtown San Diego unless downtown had it first...then Chula Vista and National City can push it too;)

(although i doubt it would ever happen anyway...its just a thought)

<ak/> Apr 8, 2007 5:59 PM

interesting article from Metro Investment Report regarding the situation on airport and growth:

"...San Diego voters rejected a ballot measure that would set preliminary groundwork for a possible airport at Miramar Naval Air Station. The issue of where to site a larger airport in San Diego is more than three decades old. What is the significance of this latest vote, and what are the prospects?

This is really a larger debate about growth. San Diego is deeply divided about whether it wants to be a big city or a very large suburb. The airport is part of that debate. Many people here don’t want the growth that an airport produces, particularly in their backyard..."

http://www.metroinvestmentreport.com...68&format=html

Derek Apr 8, 2007 6:13 PM

well, those people that want a big suburb suck:)

<ak/> Apr 8, 2007 6:23 PM

they are a majority though, according to that vote

mello Apr 8, 2007 6:40 PM

So is the floating airport basically dead??

And I agree San Diego County does have an identity crisis. When will people realize that a shitty small one runway airport will affect their future as well as their childrens. Do they want San Diego County to start losing jobs and not attracting new businesses?

Like an earlier poster said PORTLAND has direct flights to Europe and Asia. Come on now San Diego lets step this up and start thinking about a floating airport.

Derek Apr 8, 2007 6:42 PM

^Tijuana does too, but i dont support the floating airport, because of environmental and accesibility issues...Miramar (IMO) is the only viable site in SD county...screw the desert...im not going that far...

Derek Apr 8, 2007 6:46 PM

updates from a fellow forumer
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