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Old February 10th, 2006, 10:30 AM   #121
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LAX is certainly not right next to downtown LA. TRUST YOU ME. It is quite a distance. There is hope though for SD. There was discussion that perhaps we may be lifting that restriction as it is a result of an outdated and unused approach path. we shall see.
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Old February 10th, 2006, 09:33 PM   #122
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ok I just mapquested it and it is pretty far (18.6 miles), but the way CNN made it seem with the airplane flying so close to Downtown LA it made it seem like it was like right downtown. My bad!
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Old February 10th, 2006, 09:55 PM   #123
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I can not wait to see all of the projects in the East Village finished.
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Old February 12th, 2006, 10:19 AM   #124
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Aye people good news! San Diego's very own Library Tower is going to jump in height 20 feet, from 480 to 500 feet!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!!
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Old February 12th, 2006, 07:31 PM   #125
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I know isn't that great? (if true). Its going to be a great addition to that side of the city, we're at the moment the Omni dominates.
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Old February 13th, 2006, 04:52 AM   #126
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I know it is true, that is the good thing! At Library Tower's sales office it listed it!
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Old February 13th, 2006, 07:36 AM   #127
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Well I hope it is. At least 500ft is better then anything lower then that.
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Old February 13th, 2006, 07:47 AM   #128
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Aye people good news! San Diego's very own Library Tower is going to jump in height 20 feet, from 480 to 500 feet!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!!
ohh wow that's really cool.
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Old February 13th, 2006, 09:08 PM   #129
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Date: January 30, 2006
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CCDC Purchases Future Fire Station Site
CCDC PURCHASES FUTURE FIRE STATION SITE
Bayside Station part of overall downtown life-safety improvement program

SAN DIEGO, CA—Centre City Development Corporation (CCDC) completed a $2.5 million purchase of the 10,000 square-foot site at the southeast corner of Cedar and Pacific Highway for the first of two new downtown fire stations. Known as the Bayside Station, the purchase is part of a $253 million development impact fee program to improve the public realm downtown with seven new parks and two new fire stations.

“This is a very important step in our overall goal to create a better quality of life downtown,” said Mayor Jerry Sanders. “It is important to match the intensity of new development with an appropriate level of life safety infrastructure.”

The Bayside Station will house 12 Fire-Rescue personnel, provide underground parking, and feature three bays including space for an emergency medical service vehicle. CCDC is currently working with the City to purchase a site for another new fire station at 13th and 14th streets and Broadway. No construction timeline has been set for either project. Financing for the two stations will come from tax increment and Development Impact Fees.

CCDC President Nancy Graham, who brought a renewed focus on public safety to downtown from her time as mayor in West Palm Beach, Florida, commented on the collaboration with San Diego’s Fire-Rescue Department in selecting the sites. “We’re committed to the safety of downtown’s residents, businesses and visitors,” Graham said. “We worked closely with Fire-Rescue staff to pick locations that would ensure the fastest response times. We’re not only looking at our current needs, but also the City’s anticipated future growth.” Graham said downtown’s exemplary response times, coupled with stringent sprinkler requirements in all new highrises, makes it a very well-protected community.

In addition to the Bayside Station, East Village Station #4 may get a brand new look as part of the Cosmopolitan Square mixed-use project on the block bounded by J Street, Seventh, Eighth and Island avenues. The replacement station would feature three bays and room for 12 Fire-Rescue personnel, and could begin construction in late 2006.
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Old February 14th, 2006, 07:29 PM   #130
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Aye people good news! San Diego's very own Library Tower is going to jump in height 20 feet, from 480 to 500 feet!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!!
OK, I just posted this in the West Coast forum, and it seems that this thread gets a little more traffic:

What you're probably reading is 500'-0" above mean sea level. I think the elevation of that site is about 15-20 feet so the original true height of Library Tower at 480'-485' is probably still correct. FWIW, Mondrian is also 500'-0" tall (above mean sea level) - but the highest grade on the site is about 80', so the height of the building above the sidewalk is 420'-0", and that is the dimension that most people use to measure the height of a building. The FAA's height limit is based on height above mean sea level.
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Old February 15th, 2006, 12:14 AM   #131
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San Diego Floating Airport

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Floating airport idea is promoted
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ESCONDIDO – What appeared to be the beginning of a public-relations campaign by a group advocating a $5 billion to $10 billion floating airport off the San Diego coast kicked off yesterday with a demonstration at a business here.

A group that calls itself Euphlotea – the middle syllable is pronounced "float" – maintains that a floating airport is the most economical and best option for replacing Lindbergh Field. Such a concept was rejected two years ago by the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority.

Yesterday's demonstration featured a small model, made from $173 worth of material, floating in a research pool at Offshore Model Basin, an Escondido company that does research on ship and oil platform designs. The demonstration was intended primarily to increase awareness of the possibility of an offshore airport, Euphlotea spokesman Adam Englund said.

Englund, an attorney from Encinitas, said his group wants to circulate a petition for a ballot initiative to compete against the November 2006 measure the airport board is working on. Euphlotea's plans can be found at www.floatingairport.org
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Old February 15th, 2006, 01:05 AM   #132
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Old February 28th, 2006, 06:01 AM   #133
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Sweet...three weeks until I move to San Diego!!!! Can not wait!!!
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Old February 28th, 2006, 07:04 AM   #134
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You should go to the SD development page in the West Coast section. Their is a full post with all the major projects 20 stories+ on page 13, and news on a UTC project with two 32 story towers.
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Old March 14th, 2006, 02:41 AM   #135
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I forget this thread exists.
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Old March 16th, 2006, 08:49 AM   #136
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It's time to update this thread -


MONDRIAN - Mixed-use/825+ Units/39 Floors
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Finally, here are the seven views of the proposed Mondrian project located on the full block bounded by 8th & 9th, A & B Sts.:

Overall view from northwest (Vantage Pointe in background left):


Overall view from southeast:


Blowup view of southeast corner 1:


Blowup view of southeast corner 2:


Blowup view of southwest corner:


Blowup view of northwest corner:


Blowup view of northeast corner:
Conversion of Maryland Hotel (circa 1900)




SB Architects is leading the effort to convert this historic hotel property in the heart of San Diego's Gaslamp District into a chic, four-star boutique hotel. The six-story structure is being completely redesigned, with the goal of creating not only a hip downtown hotel, but a social destination for local visitors as well.

An indoor/outdoor restaurant and bar will define the property's prominent corner location on the ground floor, while a more private bar and lounge at the other end of this floor will lead, via a circular stair, to a basement-level nightclub. A more private roof deck will house a pool, bar, cabanas and indoor/outdoor function area.

All of the rooms and suites are arranged to overlook either the street life below, or two interior atrium spaces -- one with an operable skylight, and one open to the sky. Most of the rooms opening onto the atriums will have balconies overlooking these private outdoor spaces.

The project is currently under construction with a projected opening in late 2006.





FRONT & ASH - Mixed-use/177 units/12 floors


16TH & MARKET - Mixed-use/136 units/12 floors/


16TH & ISLAND - Mixed-use/240 units/10 floors


LA JOLLA COMMONS (UTC Area) - Three towers
Mandarin Oriental Condotel/32 Floors/350'
Residential Tower/32 Floors/348'
Office Tower/15 Floors/220'
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Old March 16th, 2006, 09:16 AM   #137
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Another webcam update courtesy of bushman61988-



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Smart Corner

THere are much more realistic renderings, but this was all i could find...


Now that the garage is completed, this project is shooting up real fast and construction is already on the 6th floor with the resedential tower, while the office building construction seems to be going a bit slower with work barely on the 3rd floor. Hopefully this building won't have too much of that ugly exposed concrete look.


Park Terrace



Building work is on the 15th floor (if there is one) and should be topped off real soon. This project will definitely be ready by 2007, and hopefully paintwork will begin soon.


Nexus





Construction is on the 8th or 9th floor and should be ready to be topped off in less than a month.

Market Street Village

Very Simple Rendering

Building are already topped out and need exterior work and everything.


Legend



Judging by how fast the garage went up, the tower should be movin along too, and should be finished in late 2006 or early 2007.


Icon





Like someone said earlier, this project sprung up overnight and work is already up to the 16th floor of the main tower. a great addition to the ballpark district.

Hard Rock Hotel



Garage work is complete, and now work is beginning on the first floors. Looks on schedule.


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Horrible Rendering



IMO, I really thought that this building was gonna be another hideous, gray block just like Fahrenheit, but the rendering does no justice on the reality of how this building really does look. I love how creative they were with the paint, and i really love this tower.


Electra



It really seems like the work is slow, but maybe because it's so hard to work around the preserved historic power plant. the garage seems like it's gradually making its way to the top and when work on the actual tower begins, it should emerge quickly.


Alta

Old, 17 story rendering.


I think the plans for raising the number of floors from 17 to 21 was approved, and that means the tower height should go up from 200-230 feet easy. Works going real fast, too.


Diamondview Tower



I thought the relatively slow office market downtown would slow down constrcution, but not a chance. The garage looks completed and the tower is set to be finished late 2006 to early 2007. Seems everything in the new Ballpark District is going up quickly.


Aria



The garage was built in a good amount of time, and slowly but surely it'll rise up and shoot up again w/ work on the tower (based on other buildings downtown).


Vantage Point



ZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzz....no new work yet...i think that hole in the ground has been there for the last 6 months.


TR Produce

UGLY UGLY UGLY


Let's hope the reality of the office-condos will be better than the renderings.


The Mark




Tower's going up real fast and looks real nice so far.
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Old March 16th, 2006, 11:06 AM   #138
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wow.. i miss SD..
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Old March 17th, 2006, 03:12 AM   #139
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Can someone please find and update the SF thread?
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Updated Project List (Third Quater 2006):

UNDER CONSTRUCTION:

Ivy Hotel


Smart Corner


Aperture


Park Terrace


Vantage Pointe


Nexus


Icon


Hilton Hotel


Residence Inn (?)


Hard Rock Hotel


Diegan Hotel


Breeza


Aria


Alta


Marriott Renaissance


The Mark


The Legend


Diamond View


Electra


Cosmopalitian


Pier


Sappire Tower


Market Street Village


Current (Hanover Apartments)


Courthouse Expansion



PROPOSED AND/OR APPROVED:

Triangle


Main Library


Bayside


Pacific Hwy & E


Embassy1414


Pinnacle Project


Strata


Library Tower


Mondrian


MetroLive


Front & Ash


16th & Market


16th and Island


Echelon


17th & G (Avion)


Pacific Gateway


17th & G (intercorp)


India & Beech


UNKNOWN:

Bosa Project


SDCC


Citi Point


11th & B


Two America Plaza


Ballpark Village


Pacific Pointe


Spinnaker Hotel


Laudry Lofts


OUTSIDE DOWNTOWN:

La Jolla Commons (University City)


Qualcomm Tower (Sorrento Mesa)


Park Village (National City)


Sunroad Centrum 12 Floors (U/C Now in Kearny Mesa)
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