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Prahaboheme Dec 27, 2013 6:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Streamliner (Post 6385736)
Those look nice. Has anyone seen those at night? How do they look compared to what's already there?

I'm glad that the City is phasing out all of those old orange low pressure sodium lights. Well, most of them.

They look great. Aesthetically pleasing and also much easier on the eye than the acorn lights. I like that they pay homage to historic SD streetlamps but also have a modern touch.

Bertrice Dec 28, 2013 5:11 PM

I know its not dt but I was in OB for the first time in years. I don't know why. hodads line is ridic. panhandled by a 20 something white male anyway I saw this empty lot on Abbott

http://media.sdreader.com/img/photos...ebf11d604414e5

http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2...t-ocean-beach/

tyleraf Dec 31, 2013 5:36 AM

This could be exciting! http://www.sddt.com/News/article.cfm...s#.UsJUr3-9KK0

Leo the Dog Dec 31, 2013 7:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Bertrice (Post 6387139)
I know its not dt but I was in OB for the first time in years. I don't know why. hodads line is ridic. panhandled by a 20 something white male anyway I saw this empty lot on Abbott

I'm amazed that OB people let this happen. Seems like they're anti-everything down there. With that said, SD beach communities are really starting to look worn. It'd be nice if more redevelopment would occur.

tyleraf Dec 31, 2013 9:58 PM

I agree! I wish that they would remove the coastal height limit. I'd love to see some height around our beaches.

Chapelo Jan 1, 2014 6:36 PM

I've been living in OB since 1976, trust me, it ain't gonna happen any time soon. The neighborhood will fight it tooth and nail (and yes, myself included).

I don't mind skyscrapers (obviously), but we don't need them at the beach. This ain't Miami, nor do we want it becoming that.

And that unit at the corner of Saratoga and Abbott was granted a variance by the city. Underground parking? If we get another El NiƱo again, that parking garage will be flooded. That intersection has been underwater more times than I can count.

eburress Jan 2, 2014 3:10 AM

I would personally love to see San Diego become more Miami-like. Perhaps not everywhere, but a mini South Beach here or there would be great, IMO.

Nerv Jan 2, 2014 5:23 PM

Encinitas recently passed a measure that anything over 30 feet in the city be put to a vote. They actually want the people who live there to have some control over the size of projects. This might be a trend for other cities in the future.

I have mixed feelings with these kind of measures. Voters should have some control but they aren't always in the best position to make some calls. Good reason why we have problems placing airports,power stations,trash dumps and even gas stations in the city. NIMBY.


That said, I don't think the San Diego area is going to destroy its beaches with high rises anytime soon. They complain about walling off part of the city with hotels and a convention center in a area zoned for high rises so I don't see a high rise invasion of our coastal cities happening in the near future. I can already hear a battle cry not to wall off our beaches.

Miami is one of my least favourite cities in the US partly because they built so much on their beaches. I see them as a bad example to follow. It's always great as a tourist to have your hotel on the beach when visiting but not so great for the people who actually have to live there.

spoonman Jan 7, 2014 11:43 PM

Did this thread die, or what?

tyleraf Jan 8, 2014 1:57 AM

Here are some photos from around the city that I've taken recently.
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3726/1...cc9af70dbb.jpg
North Embarcadero
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7452/1...ac3c61578c.jpg
Downtown San Diego
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7422/1...3ea77818fe.jpg
Embarcadero
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7368/1...e3aa90e93a.jpg
Downtown San Diego
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2893/1...7a61e2a1f1.jpg
San Diego Skyline
UTC
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3812/1...6d9c524238.jpg
University City

mello Jan 8, 2014 3:10 AM

So what are you guys thinking about 2014's prospects for infill outside of downtown? I noticed a .6 acre lot just south of El Cajon BLVD on Texas street which is zoned for a multi family project still sitting there. Park BLVD just south of Sprouts that lot still has no shovels in the ground. BLVD 63 the huge project on EL Cajon will be geared towards SDSU students and 3 bedrooms are going for 3K there I heard because 6 people will be living in them paying 500 each per month.

Across the street is another fairly big lot which should have more apartments coming online there. Civita looks like it is picking up steam and hopefully they will start building faster. I was very disappointed to see that an affordable housing component was not incorporated in to the new YMCA on El Cajon and 43rd I think 3 or 4 floors of housing on top of the YMCA would have set a solid precedent but it will just be a 2 story structure with no housing.

tyleraf Jan 9, 2014 1:54 AM

The central library is being lit in blue and gold in support of the chargers.

Bertrice Jan 9, 2014 7:16 AM

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Originally Posted by tyleraf (Post 6399366)
The central library is being lit in blue and gold in support of the chargers.

looks green to me

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BdgnqpQCYAAyMnI.png:large

SDfan Jan 9, 2014 3:58 PM

Fun article. I would love to see a rendering of what had been proposed previous to the Union Bank building.

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/...sold-b-street/

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The site occupies a storied history in downtown lore. It was the site of the Pantages/Orpheum movie theater, built in 1924. In 1962 Del E. Webb Corp. of Phoenix proposed a twin-tower complex connected over B Street by a 1,000-space parking garage, topped by a pedestrian deck with shops and restaurants.

Leo the Dog Jan 9, 2014 4:21 PM

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Originally Posted by mello (Post 6397969)
So what are you guys thinking about 2014's prospects for infill outside of downtown? I noticed a .6 acre lot just south of El Cajon BLVD on Texas street which is zoned for a multi family project still sitting there. Park BLVD just south of Sprouts that lot still has no shovels in the ground. BLVD 63 the huge project on EL Cajon will be geared towards SDSU students and 3 bedrooms are going for 3K there I heard because 6 people will be living in them paying 500 each per month.

Across the street is another fairly big lot which should have more apartments coming online there. Civita looks like it is picking up steam and hopefully they will start building faster. I was very disappointed to see that an affordable housing component was not incorporated in to the new YMCA on El Cajon and 43rd I think 3 or 4 floors of housing on top of the YMCA would have set a solid precedent but it will just be a 2 story structure with no housing.

Yeah I've been noticing a surge in in-fill development in mid-city area. The OB development was another example and the crown point development on Ingraham/La Playa is a great addition, replacing an old vacant gas station.

tyleraf Jan 9, 2014 5:18 PM

I love that the Union Bank building will try to attract more start ups. Downtown is starting to become a tech hotspot.

TransAustin Jan 9, 2014 7:26 PM

2013 CivicSD project status logs uploaded. Pacific & Broadway set for 7/14 construction.
http://civicsd.com/images/stories/do...l_2013_Log.pdf

tyleraf Jan 9, 2014 8:11 PM

Thanks TransAustin! So, according to the info provided by the link we will have at least 8 new projects beginning next year.

SDfan Jan 10, 2014 1:27 AM

NBC is leaving downtown in 2016. :(


http://www.hughesmarino.com/hughes-m...ng-to-auction/

tyleraf Jan 10, 2014 1:44 AM

It's sad to hear about NBC. The YMCA building going up for auction. Hopefully a developer picks it up and builds a tower on the site.


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