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SDfan Feb 13, 2014 4:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Erip (Post 6449819)
Some good analysis on the plaza station project: http://sandiego.urbdezine.com/2014/0...-a-case-study/
:runaway:

Good article.

tyleraf Feb 13, 2014 7:14 PM

It's unfortunate that 401 W Ash was scaled back that said I still am glad to see that parking lot eliminated.

tyleraf Feb 13, 2014 8:02 PM

I'm excited to see fat city get going. It's going to be great for little Italy and I'm glad they are preserving the building.

tyleraf Feb 15, 2014 6:44 AM

I hope we get America's Cup! http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/...A1D00K20140214

tyleraf Feb 15, 2014 5:13 PM

The New State Courthouse is about to get started! http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/...-downtown-SOM/

tyleraf Feb 17, 2014 3:33 PM

Kaiser Permanente broke ground on their new San Diego Central Hospital in Kearny Mesa. It looks decent and at least it replaces a warehouse and a huge parking lot.
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2865/1...b2963c8774.jpg

tyleraf Feb 17, 2014 4:31 PM

Downtown Update
9th & Broadway
Webcam shot
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7434/1...855c282e4b.jpg
Starting to make an impact.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7315/1...a169f422fe.jpg
Sempra
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5527/1...ef06fa1f9e.jpg
Urbana
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3768/1...736521c26c.jpg
Park & G
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7297/1...95f859c565.jpg
15th & Island
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7440/1...c7f9dfd980.jpg
https://s3.yimg.com/so/7418/12591875475_e0e04bbcf9.jpg
https://s1.yimg.com/sj/2854/12591895805_688c4c347b.jpg
Also, here are some new renders of Ballpark Village.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7294/1...054a22b44c.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7294/1...094b9eec16.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7459/1...f5da80ff4e.jpg

Leo the Dog Feb 17, 2014 5:45 PM

I know some of you guys don't care for it, but I like ballpark village.

Thanks for the update. I noticed last weekend that the Sempra site crane was about to go up...appears it is up now.

Prahaboheme Feb 17, 2014 10:23 PM

What is the status for Ballpark Village?

I don't mind it. In fact, I think it does a decent job of incapsulating the library and the ballpark, and extending out this section of east village into those hideious surface parking lots. I do, however, wish it was more of a "flat iron" style buidling, taking advantage of the corner a bit more.

SDfan Feb 18, 2014 3:51 PM

I bitched about BPV not being diverse enough in height, but I noticed with this rendering the project preserves a view corridor for the new library, which I appreciate.

aerogt3 Feb 19, 2014 8:44 AM

What they've proposed for ballpark village is way better than the parking lots it replaces.

spoonman Feb 19, 2014 5:25 PM

^ Yes. This project will also help bridge the gap between the Imperial Transit Center and the southeastern part of EV. Walking from the ballpark area to places like Mission Brewery and the transit center will seem more appealing, and safer.

Streamliner Feb 20, 2014 1:03 AM

Sorry if this is a bit off topic, but I found some cool concept art and construction shots of my favorite skyscraper in San Diego, One America Plaza. Thought it'd be interesting. From the early 90s:

Art:
http://www.bricehouse.com/subpages/i...-America-5.jpg

http://www.bricehouse.com/subpages/i...-America-6.jpg

Construction:
http://www.bricehouse.com/subpages/i...-America-2.jpg

http://www.bricehouse.com/subpages/i...-America-3.jpg

http://www.bricehouse.com/subpages/i...-America-4.jpg

Source

tyleraf Feb 22, 2014 3:15 AM

The New Courthouse breaks Ground next month. I can't wait to see this rise! The article also mentions that the old courthouse site fronting Broadway will most likely be sold to a developer to build a high rise. http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/...tate-downtown/
Also, excavation is in full swing at One La Jolla Centre unfortunately I couldn't get a photo though.

spoonman Feb 22, 2014 6:50 AM

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Originally Posted by tyleraf (Post 6463133)
The New Courthouse breaks Ground next month. I can't wait to see this rise! The article also mentions that the old courthouse site fronting Broadway will most likely be sold to a developer to build a high rise. http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/...tate-downtown/
Also, excavation is in full swing at One La Jolla Centre unfortunately I couldn't get a photo though.

Good stuff. Lots of exciting major developments in starting or in progress. 9th & B-way, 15th & Island, the courthouse, and soon ballpark village and PCH & B-way.

Broadway & PCH is supposed to break ground in 'early 2014'. Has anyone been by there recently?

tyleraf Feb 22, 2014 6:57 AM

I drove by the other day and it is still an active parking lot. I believe Bosa plans to break ground in July.

spoonman Feb 22, 2014 7:07 AM

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Originally Posted by tyleraf (Post 6463306)
I drove by the other day and it is still an active parking lot. I believe Bosa plans to break ground in July.

Too bad. I was hoping for fences.

Anything on Lane Field? I've pretty much given up on the project.

mello Feb 22, 2014 8:15 AM

Very excited to see the courthouse rise, between this and Kettner and Ash it will make up for that hotel being chopped by 10 floors because it will get swallowed up by the two larger towers anyway.

Also can't wait for new high rises to be built on Broadway once the old CH is torn down. The UT article mentioned they won't build on almost one whole block to to a "fault line" what gives :cheers: There is only a fault for one block?? This doesn't prevent towers in Tokyo, Mexico City or SF does it? Why do we have to leave a whole block for some lame "civic plaza" because of a rinky dink fault?

spoonman Feb 22, 2014 5:18 PM

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Originally Posted by mello (Post 6463337)
Very excited to see the courthouse rise, between this and Kettner and Ash it will make up for that hotel being chopped by 10 floors because it will get swallowed up by the two larger towers anyway.

Also can't wait for new high rises to be built on Broadway once the old CH is torn down. The UT article mentioned they won't build on almost one whole block to to a "fault line" what gives :cheers: There is only a fault for one block?? This doesn't prevent towers in Tokyo, Mexico City or SF does it? Why do we have to leave a whole block for some lame "civic plaza" because of a rinky dink fault?

I haven't been down to the Kettner area recently, but I imagine that Ariel Suites has also had a positive impact there too.

I can't comment on the fault, but at least the city has the good sense to build parking below the park.

SDCAL Feb 22, 2014 7:25 PM

I'm very excited about the courthouse - I actually like the design. It looks very "government-chic" and something reminiscent of a U.N. Building in NYC.

I just can't get on board with ballpark village though. I keep looking at the renderings and I want to like it, but I just don't. Yes, it will be better than a parking lot of course, but the design seems to be something that will be dated very quickly. It's like they tried to squish several high rises together to form one but the look is not cohesive and to me seems like a building that did not have a lot of thought put into the aesthetics. Quite a shame being that close to what I consider one of our most iconic buildings - the new library.


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