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SDfan Feb 1, 2014 4:56 AM

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Originally Posted by WCArch (Post 6423789)
Its great to see this new development in SD. I stayed at the Doubletree in Mission Valley around Christmas and took a walk through Downtown. Its a great sign seeing those cranes! Also, the new Holiday Inn Bayside tower looks great. Hadn't been past it since July.

Btw, this new Architecture blog will have a ton of information about architecture in San Diego. Its brand new and only has 4 posts as of yet but it will cover projects and developments all across the west coast :cool:

http://westcoastarch.blogspot.com/

Daniel, I like your blog. Keep at it.

tyleraf Feb 1, 2014 8:17 AM

Here is an interesting article about the downtown condo market. Let's get these projects going! http://www.sddt.com/News/article.cfm...o#.UuysVn-9KK0

tyleraf Feb 3, 2014 9:35 PM

Here is the January NEVP construction update. http://www.portofsandiego.org/north-...uary-2014.html

tyleraf Feb 4, 2014 10:21 PM

Here are some photos of 15th and island that I took last week. Glass is starting to go up. http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7313/1...e7ec7e631f.jpg
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3743/1...f6e1370b35.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7289/1...2cd391ffa3.jpg
1 Columbia Place seems to be having some renovations done.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7399/1...453f4f598a.jpg
Bonus: Some shots from Emerald Plaza
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7447/1...e695a9c6ab.jpg
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3797/1...eb99bb6048.jpg
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5544/1...803630a1dc.jpg

Streamliner Feb 4, 2014 10:49 PM

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Originally Posted by tyleraf (Post 6436873)
Here are some photos of 15th and island that I took last week. Glass is starting to go up.

Bonus: Some shots from Emerald Plaza

Great to see 15th and Island moving quickly. Not a huge fan of its design, but nice to see some height in this area.

Also, you reminded me of how sad it is that Emerald Plaza is so hidden in the skyline these days. That and One America Plaza used to be the two most distinctive towers in our city (when viewed from the north side of the bay at least). Such a unique looking building.

Erip Feb 5, 2014 1:02 AM

plaza and lofts
 
Does anyone have info on the building in Hillcrest that used to be the San Diego Blood Bank? It looks like it's being converted into lofts, which could be pretty rad. Can't find any info. They have a banner up that says standardlofts.com, but there's no functional webpage at that URL.

Also, finally an explanation on what's taking so long with Horton Plaza Park. Yeesh, what an embarrassment: http://www.kpbs.org/news/2014/feb/04...n-plaza-park-/

Yackemflaber69 Feb 5, 2014 5:19 AM

i love san diego

tyleraf Feb 5, 2014 6:26 AM

Horton Plaza Park and the two new Portland Loos got city council approval today! http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/loca...243620921.html

mello Feb 5, 2014 8:09 AM

July 2015 for Horton Plaza??? :koko: I have to say that is an utter embarrassment! As a life long San Diegan that is a punch to the gut, so nothing done to Balboa park for the centennial and taking 2 years to build a small plaza? Wow :hell:

tyleraf Feb 5, 2014 8:25 AM

India and beech site is for sale. http://www.loopnet.com/xNet/MainSite...533&StepID=101

eburress Feb 5, 2014 3:44 PM

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Originally Posted by mello (Post 6437615)
July 2015 for Horton Plaza??? :koko: I have to say that is an utter embarrassment! As a life long San Diegan that is a punch to the gut, so nothing done to Balboa park for the centennial and taking 2 years to build a small plaza? Wow :hell:

That's how things roll here. Nobody should ever confuse San Diego for being a "can do" city.

SDfan Feb 6, 2014 1:28 AM

Anyone else notice that the rendering in the pbs article is nothing like the renderings on the fences surrounding the plaza now?

Downgrade.

So San Diego.

tyleraf Feb 6, 2014 2:07 AM

SDFan: It looks the same to me. What do you think looks different.

HurricaneHugo Feb 6, 2014 5:02 AM

A week to go, Faulconer or Alvarez?

tyleraf Feb 6, 2014 6:44 AM

Faulconer, he will be better for development.

Nerv Feb 6, 2014 8:29 AM

The Horton Plaza park seems to be more of a victim of the redevelopment agencies going bye-bye in California. Everyone knew there'd be some fallout there. It's not the only project in the state that got jacked. I'm just glad it's getting done at all. Thanks Jerry for stealing more money from the cities to support the states habits....:titanic:

Leo the Dog Feb 6, 2014 8:14 PM

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Originally Posted by tyleraf (Post 6439223)
Faulconer, he will be better for development.

+1

Alvarez appears to be too young.

SDfan Feb 7, 2014 12:59 AM

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Originally Posted by tyleraf (Post 6438860)
SDFan: It looks the same to me. What do you think looks different.


tyleraf,

Here is the article on the approved design back in Nov 2012:
http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/loca...179378851.html

Notice the rounded amphitheater with the light sculptures surrounding it. Also the different levels differentiating each area of the expanded plaza.

Then here is the PBS article from a few days ago:
http://www.kpbs.org/news/2014/feb/04...n-plaza-park-/

No rounded space. No light sculptures. Flat. Just a boxed, square space.

It is very possible, and I pray, that PBS just pulled a stock photo from when they were deciding on which of the three designs would move forward. Hopefully that's the case, and the city isn't cheapening the original design but hacking critical elements from the approved plan.

tyleraf Feb 7, 2014 1:19 AM

The NBC article that I posted has the original design. I think the other article shows one of the other two designs that were proposed. Also San Diego might end up hosting America's Cup in 2017. http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/...-americas-cup/

SDfan Feb 7, 2014 1:21 AM

San Diego Metro posted the better design in their article. I hope this is what ends up being constructed:

(4th article down)

http://www.sandiegometro.com/2014/02...rt-feb-4-2014/


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