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Derek Jul 1, 2008 5:33 AM

I thought it was the city that placed a limit over all of downtown? Or is that just a myth?

bmfarley Jul 1, 2008 7:34 AM

No, it's not the FAA that sets the limit. However, the FAA tells the city the envelope they have to work with and conveys the implications if that envelope is encroached upon; smaller planes, lighter loads, ... things that the airport must do differently.

It behooves the city to not encroach upon FAA enverlope around Lindbergh... b/c it means restrictions on aircraft.

But, the city imposed 500ft mean elevation above seal level appears could be punched through in southeast downtown... imo. But, what building types would be feasible in SE downtown? It's kinda ghetto over there with Father Joes and whatnot.

Derek Jul 1, 2008 6:26 PM

Gentrification?



:D

bmfarley Jul 1, 2008 7:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Derek (Post 3646978)
Gentrification?

:D

Yeah, but a developer will be motivated to make money... a profit. I am not a developer, but I sense the market in SE Downtown San Diego is too challenged for a company to make a multi million dollar investment in a 500+ft tower there.

malsponger Jul 1, 2008 10:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bmfarley (Post 3647081)
Yeah, but a developer will be motivated to make money... a profit. I am not a developer, but I sense the market in SE Downtown San Diego is too challenged for a company to make a multi million dollar investment in a 500+ft tower there.

Agreed. 12th and Imperial is not a pretty place. I think Ballpark Village could greatly help this area though.

Mariobrotha Jul 2, 2008 2:42 AM

Hey guys,

After a few months of lurking, I finally registered for the message boards. I just recently began a new sales position at a real estate office downtown, and am looking forward to contributing any downtown development news-- as well as learning anything I can from the very knowledgeable bunch I now have the pleasure of corresponding with on this board.

bmfarley Jul 2, 2008 2:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mariobrotha (Post 3647881)
Hey guys,

After a few months of lurking, I finally registered for the message boards. I just recently began a new sales position at a real estate office downtown, and looking forward to contributing any downtown development news, as well as learning anything I can from the very knowledgeable bunch I now have the pleasure of corresponding with on this board.

Congratulations... and good luck. For both.

IconRPCV Jul 2, 2008 7:49 PM

Looking at the original plans for the Diegan Hotel, one notices a really cool solar panel making a sloop on the top that makes the building really distinctive. It looks like that design feature is not going to get built. Yet another developer cheapening out and giving us a boring product.

BrandonJXN Jul 3, 2008 4:13 AM

Is the Allegro the slim tower with the crown?

Derek Jul 3, 2008 4:22 AM

Are you talking about this one?

http://www.92101urbanliving.com/img/...177__thumb.jpg

That is Cortez Blu.

This is Allegro Tower.

http://images.apartments.com/propima...5/BL010164.JPG

PadreHomer Jul 3, 2008 4:28 AM

Whats going in at the site of the former Burger King?

Derek Jul 3, 2008 4:30 AM

This I think.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y12...10th_and_B.jpg

BrandonJXN Jul 3, 2008 4:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Derek (Post 3650272)

Yep. Is that it?

Anyway, I've been visiting my grandmother's in La Mesa for the past week and since San Diego is my hometown, it's good to see lots of development. I love Lotus Thai but what's going up across the street from it? (I don't know the street name but the hole is near Farienheit).

And Rich's is the worst club ever. Anyone know of any laid back lounge type places in Hillcrest?

Derek Jul 3, 2008 4:34 AM

That's Cortez Blu. I don't know about the other project. :(


Strata? Or maybe Hotel Indigo?

BrandonJXN Jul 3, 2008 4:44 AM

What's wrong with Allegro? It's a nice building. Cortez Blu on the other hand looks crappy. Almost like a Dubai tower chopped in half.

Derek Jul 3, 2008 4:48 AM

Allegro doesn't bother me. The street you were talking about that Fahrenheit is on is called Island Street and the project you were referring to was more than likely either Strata or Hotel Indigo.

I researched it just for you. :ack:

Strata
http://www.ccdc.com/images/propertyI...rata_Final.jpg

Hotel Indigo
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y12...ent%203/01.jpg

BrandonJXN Jul 3, 2008 4:59 AM

Thanks. I asked because my cousin and I were eating on the paito at Lotus Thai and the crane was making alot of noise.

We need some of those buildings in LA. Sprout them up in South Park. I'm jealous of SD. Even though LA has a 54 story tower under construction (and a 800 foot tall tall tower most like next one to break ground), I like these mid rises alot. Even though the 500 foot tall height limit sucks as you can't really get too creative with things, I like it. And why doesn't Harbor Club light up anymore? SD's skyline is too dark. It needs color. The Hyatt Towers, OAP, and Harbor Club should all change color.

Derek Jul 3, 2008 5:00 AM

Harbor Club definitely needs some lights.

spoonman Jul 3, 2008 5:07 AM

I was down at the Hotel Solamar the other night and noticed that the Mariott on the adjacent corner is finally under construction. I wish the Renaissance would get going since it's been years since they cleared out Gran Havana. Poor Gran Havana...RIP:(

yerfdog Jul 3, 2008 5:36 AM

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Originally Posted by PadreHomer (Post 3650284)
Whats going in at the site of the former Burger King?

Are you talking about the one that was somewhere around 10th Ave. and B Street? (I might have those streets way wrong, I haven't been in that area for downtown SD for years)

One time when I was a little kid I was eating there with my family, probably after visiting the zoo or something. Some mentally ill woman came rampaging into the store kind of yelling incoherently. After a few seconds she sat down at a table. I was furtively staring at her from a few tables over because that's what little kids do.

She snarled "What are you looking at, GOODIE TWO-SHOES?!?" and stormed out of the building while I cowered behind my mom. http://img224.imageshack.us/img224/8804/iconlolns0.gif http://img224.imageshack.us/img224/8804/iconlolns0.gif

Made such an impression on me I never went back there http://img224.imageshack.us/img224/8804/iconlolns0.gif
I guess good riddance to that Burger King http://img224.imageshack.us/img224/8804/iconlolns0.gif


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