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Old February 27th, 2014, 05:41 PM   #1161
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The courthouse looks great, glad to hear construction is finally starting!
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Old March 4th, 2014, 03:43 AM   #1162
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I saw fence around the Sky Blue property. Perhaps they are under way?


This photo was from UT San Diego, but they in turn credited CivicSD.
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Old March 11th, 2014, 09:43 AM   #1163
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Construction off 10th:

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Old March 11th, 2014, 09:52 AM   #1164
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New lights on Broadway

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Old March 11th, 2014, 08:27 PM   #1165
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I can think of many non-complimentary words to describe that library but at least its original.
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Old March 16th, 2014, 06:36 AM   #1166
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Rentals, hotel OKd downtown



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Apartments with a public piazza in Little Italy and a limited-service hotel with a big blank wall in East Village gained design approval Wednesday from a Civic San Diego committee.

The committee approved H.G. Fenton's plan for a two-building, 125-unit project between India and Columbia streets and flanking Date Street that would be turned into a public plaza, complete with fountain, lights, movable furniture and a public restroom. "This is a fabulous project," said director Michael Jenkins. "I love looking at the designs. I like what it does to the ambience in Little Italy."

However, he questioned the real estate deal involved, which will allow Fenton to build parking below the street and devote its $1 million developer impact fees into building the plaza. Director Rich Geisler defended a deal that results in new public open space: "We wouldn't have this piazza if it wasn't for some sort of investment from private folks."

The hotel would be built by J Street Hospitality as a 154-room Fairfield Inn & Suites on a parking lot on the east side of Sixth Avenue between E and F streets.





Directors expressed most concern about a solid white-painted wall on the east side of the building that would only be covered up if new development supplanted a parking lot off Seventh Avenue.

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Old March 26th, 2014, 05:18 AM   #1167
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Look like San Diego is getting behind on any new developments
it has been a while since we get any good news on exciting projects in America's finest city
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Old April 4th, 2014, 09:46 AM   #1168
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Old April 11th, 2014, 06:21 AM   #1169
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Largest Net-Zero Energy Office Tower in U.S. Opens in San Diego



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Believed to be the largest net-zero energy commercial office building in the United States, a 13-story office tower has just been completed in La Jolla, California. Tower II at La Jolla Commons is the new San Diego headquarters of LPL Financial LLC, an RIA custodian. In the weeks leading up to the office’s opening, more than 1,600 LPL employees from seven office buildings in La Jolla moved to the new facility. The 12 acre campus was developed by Hines and equity partner J.P. Morgan Asset Management.

The 415,000-square-foot office tower will achieve carbon neutrality on an annual basis through a combination of high-performance building design, directed biogas and on-site fuel cells that annually will generate more electricity than the building and tenant will use. While there are other small net-zero buildings in the U.S., LPL Financial at La Jolla Commons will be the largest and most ambitious net-zero office building in the U.S. developed for lease.

The building design incorporates a highly efficient under-floor air system, advanced curtain wall materials and many other features that reduce the energy required to operate the building. The tower utilizes three fuel cells to convert biogas into carbon-neutral electricity. The fuel cells, acquired from Bloom Energy, will generate approximately 5.0 million KWh of electricity annually, which is above what the building will consume. Total on-site energy production will be roughly equivalent to generating the electricity required to power 1,000 San Diego homes. The fuel cells convert methane into electricity in a non-combustion process. Sufficient methane for the system will be acquired from carbon-neutral sources, such as landfills and wastewater plants, and placed into the national natural gas pipeline system. This system will contribute to California’s ambitious goal of deriving a third of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020.
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Revised 11th & Broadway Pinnacle Project in Design Review – San Diego



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SUMMARY: The former Centre City Development Corporation (CCDC) Board granted Design Review approval for a residential mixed-use Project located on a 40,000 square-foot block bounded by Broadway, E Street, Eleventh Avenue, and Park Boulevard in the East Village neighborhood of the Downtown Community Plan (DCP) area on January 25,2012. The Project Applicant is requesting Design Review and SDP approval for a revised Project design, which incorporates a two-story 5,048 square foot historical building along the Eleventh Avenue frontage into the Project site. The Project consists of the construction of a mixed-use Project containing two towers of 31 and 32 stories (approximately 310 and 319 feet tall, respectively), comprised of approximately 618 residential units (39 affordable units) including indoor and outdoor amenity space, approximately 11,361 square feet of street-level retail space, and 639 parking spaces in one level of above grade parking and six levels of below grade parking. This Project includes the proposed relocation of a locally designated historical resource, which requires approval of a SDP by the Planning Commission and a recommendation from the Historical Resources Board (HRB).
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Old April 12th, 2014, 05:40 AM   #1171
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Fairfield Inn to provide “real infill” in Downtown San Diego



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The smallish gap (75′ wide) between the Andaz Hotel and the Jewelers’ Exchange Building, now being used as a parking lot, may be developed with a Fairfield Inn hotel tower. More precisely, the site is midblock on the east side of 6th Avenue between E & F Streets. The proposal is now in the early design phase.

The Developer is J Street Hospitality LLC / Sajan Hansji and the architects are Awbrey Cook McGill.

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The current proposal is for 13 stories (157 feet) and 154 hotel rooms. The Centre City PDO requirement of 0.3 parking spaces per hotel room will be satisfied with 46 parking spaces on one below grade level, accessed via car elevator, and operated via 24 hour valet (no self serve parking). Better yet, the project will replace a parking lot resulting from a not-so-long-ago demolition rather than being the cause of a new demolition.
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Old April 12th, 2014, 05:41 AM   #1172
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K – 8 Charter School Proposes Move to New Campus in East Village San Diego

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HARRAH’S RESORT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA RENOVATIONS
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Story Published: Apr 4, 2014 at 11:20 PM PDT
Story Updated: Apr 4, 2014 at 11:20 PM PDT

San Diego - After two years of planning, Harrah’s Resort Southern California is now celebrating their newly renovated casino and brand new tower. This makes the Valley Center resort the fourth largest hotel property in the county.

The lazy river and pool complex with a swim up bar was the first part of their expansion last summer which likely led to a boost in business. Darrell Pilant, the Vice-President of Operations and Marketing said “the demand is already significantly above what we thought it would be for the new resort.”

Now, there's more. Just as spring begins, Harrah’s unveils their latest renovation - A 21-story, 403-room hotel tower.

Pilant says “they're going to accept a level of service and attention that they’re not used to getting in the casino industry.”

With the intention of separating themselves from the rest of California casinos, the 12-year-old Harrah's put in a whopping $160-million to recreate their reservation, owned by the Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians, managed by a Ceasar’s license company.
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