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Nerv Jul 16, 2016 8:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Wayward Memphian (Post 7505136)
This on a more refined tower may be an awesome addition:
https://youtu.be/Ly4QP7pOfCs


Eh, I'm not against thrill rides just not a fan of wasting the land in seaport village for it. The hotels they'll build on the site are for the tourists so get something else on the rest of the land that the locals can use. That's why I leaned towards the sports arena project because it could benefit the locals and do something for the convention trade downtown that already exists. All the other crap they are pushing is for the tourist industry which is fine to an extent but put something there the 3 million plus locals can use.


Either way I'm not going to get uptight about it. The more I hear about the project the more curious I am about the backers delivering to the city what they promise. Just a gut feeling about it.

Nerv Jul 16, 2016 8:07 AM

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Originally Posted by dragonsky (Post 7504323)


Nothing iconic or dazzling but I like it!

:tup:

Nerv Jul 16, 2016 8:12 AM

I'm going to be at Comic Con next week. I kind of know some of the projects under construction downtown right now but is there a list of all projects that are currently under construction downtown?

Is much happening in Little Italy right now with construction?

SDCAL Jul 16, 2016 10:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Nerv (Post 7505207)
I'm not sure why anyone is upset about the trolley utc construction. The article states that construction will start this year as has been expected all along as its timeline. It's hardly running massively behind schedule or anything considering how all these type of projects move along. It's coming and it's going to be really cool for the system.

Long term plans for transportation are usually pretty loose and not set in stone one way or another so I wouldn't get to hung up on them.

Disagree. I realize major transportation projects don't happen overnight, but San Diego seems to lag behind other large cities in:

Planning
Timelines
Communications regarding mass transit projects

There's no excuse for it, it's sub-par

Nerv Jul 16, 2016 5:09 PM

Well like a lot of other people I've been waiting for this project to get started too.

I do know that the two biggest delays were caused by the wait for federal funds (out of the cities control) and the area the trolley goes through has some pretty dense areas involved with right a ways that needed to be resolved (that coming from someone involved with the project).

Fair enough though, it's been annoying. But they said a few years ago that the project would break ground in 2016 so unless it slips they are on the announced schedule from at least a couple of years ago.

The biggest problem with mass transit here is what others have repeatedly said and that's mass transit only starts to happen in places like here on a large scale when commuters are forced out of their cars because the traffic is the worse option. If more people used what we already have in place the pace for getting new projects built would happen faster. Face it, this is a city where everyone likes to drive and usually alone in their own car.

Filambata Jul 17, 2016 1:03 AM

Tourism
 
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Originally Posted by Nerv (Post 7505210)
Eh, I'm not against thrill rides just not a fan of wasting the land in seaport village for it. The hotels they'll build on the site are for the tourists so get something else on the rest of the land that the locals can use. That's why I leaned towards the sports arena project because it could benefit the locals and do something for the convention trade downtown that already exists. All the other crap they are pushing is for the tourist industry which is fine to an extent but put something there the 3 million plus locals can use.

Either way I'm not going to get uptight about it. The more I hear about the project the more curious I am about the backers delivering to the city what they promise. Just a gut feeling about it.

After all, more than 30 million tourists visit San Diego annually. LOL!

Streamliner Jul 18, 2016 8:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Nerv (Post 7505213)
I'm going to be at Comic Con next week. I kind of know some of the projects under construction downtown right now but is there a list of all projects that are currently under construction downtown?

Is much happening in Little Italy right now with construction?

Check out this map:

http://sandiego.urbdezine.com/development-map/

It's a comprehensive list of under construction projects in the downtown area. From Comic-Con the Ballpark Village project will be the most prominent construction site. Little Italy has a plaza/pedestrian area under construction with an associated mid-rise condominium/apartment development.

HurricaneHugo Jul 19, 2016 2:18 AM

^^^ Anybody know what's that project across Park Blvd from Smart Corner?

The old building has been demoed

dtell04 Jul 19, 2016 2:30 AM

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Originally Posted by HurricaneHugo (Post 7506781)
^^^ Anybody know what's that project across Park Blvd from Smart Corner?

The old building has been demoed

It's the new community fishing pond. As far as I can tell anyway. There might eventually be a 6 story apartment building there but rumor has it they found an unexpected extra fault line when they dug the hole. The Salvation Army owns the south half of the lot and seems to be trying to pull a fast one on the city and have a junkyard/donated car lot paved for them. The developer of the fishing pond agreed to pave it in exchange for renting their lot during construction.
There's been no notice about the junkyard parking lot sent out.

Streamliner Jul 19, 2016 3:34 PM

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Originally Posted by HurricaneHugo (Post 7506781)
^^^ Anybody know what's that project across Park Blvd from Smart Corner?

The old building has been demoed

Are you talking about 13th and C, on the block north of Broadway? It's the site of the old Gen Lai Sen chinese restaurant. Here's some info from a previous post (2015) about it:

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Originally Posted by The Flying Dutchman (Post 7008372)
13th, Park, and C.
Willmark Communities
117 Units
6 stories
Rentals; Mixed Income
~9,600 sqf retail
Dog Park on roof.

This is another one of the many projects approved way back before the recession and the dissipation of the old SDRA in 2012. It's now finally seeing the light after a redesign.

There's virtually no information on this project that I could find. The stats shown here I pulled from many different sites of research. I think the San Diego Daily Transcript has a photo here but there's a paywall.

http://www.sddt.com/reports/article....partments+soon

http://www.sddt.com/images/news/2014...722CZCWEB.jpeg


mello Jul 19, 2016 5:06 PM

Fault Lines
 
Are you serious that the discovery of a fault line could stop a project? Doesn't SF, LA, Tokyo etc build on top of fault lines all the time? Why does SD make such a big issue about all this? I don't think the fault lines downtown are major I mean all of Morena Blvd through Rose Canyon is built up and the 5 runs right on top on it through there isn't that where an actual major fault line is located?

Streamliner Jul 19, 2016 9:22 PM

Cool video about revitalizing the blocks surrounding 6th and Robinson in Hillcrest.



https://vimeo.com/170125758

SDCAL Jul 19, 2016 10:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Streamliner (Post 7507455)
Cool video about revitalizing the blocks surrounding 6th and Robinson in Hillcrest.



https://vimeo.com/170125758

Hillcrest, North Park, Bankers Hill areas do have exciting things going on; I really hate the way they feel so disconnected from downtown even though they are geographically close by - I really wish we had a trolley network connecting downtown and the mid city area.

Northparkwizard Jul 19, 2016 11:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Streamliner (Post 7507455)
Cool video about revitalizing the blocks surrounding 6th and Robinson in Hillcrest.



https://vimeo.com/170125758

Looks great to me but the Uptown Planning Group might have a collective heart attack when they see this density/height and fight it until their last, dying breathes.

dtell04 Jul 20, 2016 12:32 AM

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Originally Posted by mello (Post 7507223)
Are you serious that the discovery of a fault line could stop a project? Doesn't SF, LA, Tokyo etc build on top of fault lines all the time? Why does SD make such a big issue about all this? I don't think the fault lines downtown are major I mean all of Morena Blvd through Rose Canyon is built up and the 5 runs right on top on it through there isn't that where an actual major fault line is located?

No not a single fault line. Sorry I could have been more clear. They found an additional fault line they didn't expect. I guess they have to re-engineer the foundation for that reason. It was supposed to be a split building running over the known fault line.

spoonman Jul 20, 2016 3:20 AM

Bosa's PCH & Broadway tower going up.

Credit to SDUrban.
http://sdurban.com/wp-content/upload...8-768x1024.png
http://skyvillagerealty.com/real-est...l-9-Condos.jpg

HurricaneHugo Jul 20, 2016 6:07 AM

Nice!

Kettner and Ash is now a giant hole. ::cool:

The Flying Dutchman Jul 20, 2016 6:32 AM

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Originally Posted by dtell04 (Post 7506789)
It's the new community fishing pond. As far as I can tell anyway. There might eventually be a 6 story apartment building there but rumor has it they found an unexpected extra fault line when they dug the hole. The Salvation Army owns the south half of the lot and seems to be trying to pull a fast one on the city and have a junkyard/donated car lot paved for them. The developer of the fishing pond agreed to pave it in exchange for renting their lot during construction.
There's been no notice about the junkyard parking lot sent out.

Regarding this site, I forget who, someone on this forum posted that they had ran into an archaeological discovery of some sort. That said, I walk by the site almost daily and there is zero activity that I can see. I'm just as frustrated as you guys.

The site that was leased by the Salvation Army as storage for their trailers has been vacated and is the future site of the Smarts Farm, which in turn is being relocated for a small work/live development on the corner of F and 15th: http://x.lnimg.com/photo/poster_1920...4989ebbd7c.jpghttp://www.loopnet.com/Listing/19551...-San-Diego-CA/ LOL@ the rendering showing cars going the wrong way (the white Prius)

This block will also see the addition of the new 10 Barrel brewery:
http://www.caloansource.com/wp-conte...go-642x250.jpghttp://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2...-east-village/

Smarts Farm: https://communitygarden.org/wp-conte...t1-550x345.jpghttp://humanesmarts.org/farm/
This farm grows produce that is served @ Smarts Cafe: http://www.yelp.com/biz/smarts-cafe-san-diego

I visit this forum everyday, and live downtown. What I'm trying to stress that is that East Village is becoming a bonafide neighborhood, and we must remember that, despite our love for development for development's sake. ;)

Sorry for bad formatting, I'm not good at this.

S.DviaPhilly Jul 20, 2016 9:50 PM

A couple construction pics (will take more soon)
 
Alexan in East Village is coming along - looks like the underground parking is done and they are working on the tower above ground!

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e3...ps40xnrruj.jpg

Eastern edge of Ballpark Village...

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e3...pst8lhlz9q.jpg

SDfan Jul 21, 2016 5:33 AM

^^ Thanks for the construction updates. I believe we have 4 towers going up in the East Village now. Alexan, BPV, that one tower next to Pinnacle, and I believe Pinnacle's twin. I'm crossing my fingers that 7th & Market and Park & Market start before this cycle dips. Then we'll have some great density going up in EV.


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