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HurricaneHugo Apr 7, 2011 8:58 PM

Wow that's very detailed!

Wait a minute, are they getting rid of the 43rd st bridge?!! (fig 1.8, 2.6.6)

I'm completely against this now!!!

Although it does make sense to finally link up 43rd st to 47th st and that huge area is a waste of space...but still!

And that BRT line would make a very nice Trolley line!

SDfan Apr 8, 2011 5:51 AM

I agree, I would miss the bridge as well. :(

staplesla Apr 12, 2011 1:08 AM

The California Coastal Commission is set to revote Wednesday on the long-awaited start to carrying out the North Embarcadero Visionary Plan.

If approved by the 12-member body, construction could begin by year's end and be completed in 2013. The commission tied last year on an earlier version, prompting revisions that will be before it at its meeting in Santa Barbara.

The $29.6 million first phase would beautify San Diego's "front porch" along Harbor Drive between B Street and Navy Piers and Broadway west from Pacific Highway.

With funding from downtown redevelopment property taxes, the San Diego Unified Port District has been overseeing the approval process, aided by the city and the Centre City Development Corp., the city's downtown redevelopment arm.

The money had been jeopardized by Gov. Jerry Brown's proposal to end redevelopment efforts as a way to close the state's budget deficit, but the city and port acted to secure the money just in case.

"I think the port has been listening to the community and working with the community in a more effective way and bringing them a better project than they have seen in the past -- one with more public space and more public support," said Port Chairman Scott Peters, a former City Councilman.

Included in the improvements will be groves of jacarandas, ticketing and food pavilions, a public restroom, a wider esplanade at the water's edge and a new public park or plaza in the Lane Field hotel development at the northeast corner of Harbor and Broadway. Lane Field developers and the Unite Here hotel labor group reached an agreement that secured their support for the improvements.

Ian Trowbridge, cochairman of the Navy Broadway Complex Coalition that opposed last year's effort, said the new version has his group's support.

"I'd be shocked if this were turned down," Trowbridge said.

However, several opponents and two coastal commissioners appealed the port's plan and a lawyer for one of the appellants urged the commission to vote it down again until it approves a port master plan (PMP) amendment.

"The port is currently in the process of revising its PMP, so no permit should be approved that might prejudice that process," said Douglas P. Carstens, representing a group called Save Everyone's Access and appellant Scott Andrews.

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2...-improvements/

http://media.signonsandiego.com/img/...c82dae770b93ac

brantw Apr 13, 2011 8:26 PM

Library Update
 
From today:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5303/...6ab1a886_o.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5222/...f2ec40ce_o.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5307/...ac99cbab_o.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5187/...fb52a64b_o.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5304/...09bcf669_o.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5188/...838a52a1_o.jpg

brantw Apr 13, 2011 9:58 PM

Here's an older video of the Embarcadero plan which was OK'd today by the Coastal Commission:


mongoXZ Apr 27, 2011 5:43 AM

Time to resurrect this thread!!:whip:

Quote:

Chargers stadium idea expanding to include entertainment, convention complex

City News Service
Proposals for a new home for the San Diego Chargers are expanding to include an entertainment and convention center complex in the downtown area, the team’s point man for stadium development said Monday.
Talk about building something more than a stand-alone stadium has picked up steam in recent weeks, Mark Fabiani told sports talk hosts Scott Kaplan and Billy Ray Smith on XX Sports Radio 1090.
“That’s an idea that’s gaining some traction,” Fabiani said. “I think it’s an idea that’s starting to make a lot of sense to people.”
Some developers are interested, he said. Whether the idea gains support should be known in a few weeks, Fabiani said.
http://www.lajollalight.com/2011/04/...ntion-complex/

ucsbgaucho Apr 27, 2011 5:35 PM

Whatever gets built down there has to be bigger than San Diego has thought in the past. Petco was a pretty good start, but this Chargers stadium has some major potential and those in charge have to think big. Football stadiums in Houston and Indy are hosting Final Fours as well as Super Bowls... San Diego needs to build a stadium that a) far exceeds the minimum requirements for a Super Bowl return, b) is acoustically treated to raise crowd volume like Seattle is, c) has some sort of retractable roof so they could be considered to host "indoor" events like a convention or Final Four. I think they need to examine the feasability of an "LA Live" style complex with a basketball/hockey arena tied in, that could host an NBA or NHL team down the road, so we can get rid of the Sports Arena. San Diego always seems to do the bare minimum with things like this, but here's a chance to do something amazing.

brantw Apr 28, 2011 5:20 PM

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5264/...10e2ac3f_o.jpg

Candace Van Assche

HurricaneHugo Apr 28, 2011 8:20 PM

Finally a properly sized one, and an amazing one at that!

HurricaneHugo Apr 29, 2011 7:27 PM

So what exactly is the plan for Balboa Park?

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2...s-balboa-park/

mello May 6, 2011 10:11 AM

[QUOTE=ucsbgaucho;5257282]Whatever gets built down there has to be bigger than San Diego has thought in the past. San Diego always seems to do the bare minimum with things like this, but here's a chance to do something amazing.[/QUOTE

]:cheers:
Well said Gaucho. SD definitely needs to step its game up on this one. A new arena is needed so badly. When big time concerts come here they need to have a venue that is up to 21st century standards. It must be embarrassing to have U2 come play in that dump. They must walk in and think "What a sh*thole venue SD has". Hell even Louisville has a nice new arena.

With regards to the pedestrian bridge, it is very underwhelming. I have been living in Tbilisi for just a week now and this 2nd world country has just finished a far more impressive pedestrian bridge over their river then "America's finest City". :rolleyes:

HurricaneHugo May 6, 2011 8:32 PM

Picture of Tbilisi bridge?

Also it looks like the Navy Complex is going to start gaining traction.

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2...eway-complex-/

ElDuderino May 6, 2011 9:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HurricaneHugo (Post 5269008)
Picture of Tbilisi bridge?

I believe he means this one

http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/2...dgetbilisi.jpg

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...=1194&bih=1395

psychotron May 6, 2011 10:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ElDuderino (Post 5269084)

As awesome as that bridge is, it is infinitely more impressive at night!

http://youtu.be/5oNwUTKfuxw

psychotron May 6, 2011 10:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HurricaneHugo (Post 5260070)
So what exactly is the plan for Balboa Park?

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2...s-balboa-park/

I like the impetus behind the Jacobs plan, but I hate its execution. The bypass bridge is an eyesore and it won't alleviate any traffic issues on Cabrillo bridge. They should just close down the entire bridge to vehicles and make it pedestrian only. I think part of the problem is the mentality that Cabrillo bridge isn't really a part of Balboa park, but just a bridge to lead into it. The bridge and Plaza de Panama should be considered one entity. The park manages during December Nights when it closes the bridge down. SD arguably has the country's best weather, take advantage of it! Walking a little bit extra is ok!

psychotron May 6, 2011 10:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ucsbgaucho (Post 5257282)
Whatever gets built down there has to be bigger than San Diego has thought in the past....San Diego always seems to do the bare minimum with things like this, but here's a chance to do something amazing.

AMEN. :cheers:

OneMetropolis May 7, 2011 7:29 PM

some building under construction near father Joe

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HurricaneHugo May 8, 2011 5:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by psychotron (Post 5269180)
I like the impetus behind the Jacobs plan, but I hate its execution. The bypass bridge is an eyesore and it won't alleviate any traffic issues on Cabrillo bridge. They should just close down the entire bridge to vehicles and make it pedestrian only. I think part of the problem is the mentality that Cabrillo bridge isn't really a part of Balboa park, but just a bridge to lead into it. The bridge and Plaza de Panama should be considered one entity. The park manages during December Nights when it closes the bridge down. SD arguably has the country's best weather, take advantage of it! Walking a little bit extra is ok!

Bypass bridge?

HurricaneHugo May 8, 2011 5:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ElDuderino (Post 5269084)

wow that's tacky yuck

Derek May 8, 2011 7:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HurricaneHugo (Post 5269008)
Picture of Tbilisi bridge?

Also it looks like the Navy Complex is going to start gaining traction.

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2...eway-complex-/

Sweet! Only 4 more years...maybe...:rolleyes:


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