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Horton Plaza Park Expansion

Estimated to be completed by the summer of 2015 (plans got delayed several times), the 1.5 acre Horton Plaza park will cost an estimated $8 million. Westfield, the owners of the Horton Plaza mall right next to the park would then maintain the park for the next 25 years so it won't burden the city [...]

Expansion of San Diego Airport

The airport in San Diego is the largest single runaway airport in the country and as such a revamp and expansion of the airports services and amenities is in place. This project is called "The Green Build". This project helps meet the airport’s current and future demand for travel, while improving customer service and serving [...]

San Diego Convention Center Rooftop Park

The San Diego Convention Center Expansion project is on track for a late 2014 groundbreaking, thanks to the California Coastal Commission unanimous vote on October 10, 2013 to approve the Port of San Diego's application for a Port Master Plan Amendment. The amendment will allow for the expansion of the San Diego Convention Center, along [...]

Hansons Market Coming to Downtown San Diego

In the last blog post I mentioned how downtown San Diego was missing a bit of a variety when it comes to grocery stores. Residents of downtown San Diego condos have very limited options when it comes to grocery shopping within the downtown metro area. Besides the Ralps on 1st and Market and the Albertsons [...]

Jimbo’s Coming to Downtown San Diego

Downtown San Diego is a great place to live, we all know that. Downtown metro area is full of restaurants, bars, coffee shops, clubs, gyms and more. However as a newly developed metro area (most residential buildings were built past the year 2004) there are several things that as residents we would certainly appreciate to [...]

Makers Quarter Downtown San Diego

  Makers Quarters will be an urban mixed-use neighborhood with the East Village District of downtown San Diego located between 14th and 17th streets between Broadway and G Streets. The multiphase project is being developed by a joint venture of three firms known as Lankford Phelps Portman, which includes San Diego-based Lankford & Associates Inc. Developers [...]

Downtown San Diego Quiet Zone

Federal law requires train conductors to honk when approaching railway crossings and intersections. This all makes sense from a safety point of view but when you have a densely populated area surrounded by residential condominium buildings of all types and 13 railway crossings it can become a bit of a nuisance for those condo residents [...]

County Administration Center Waterfront Park

County Administration Center Waterfront Park UPDATE MAY 2014: This project is now complete and opened to the public on May 10th, 2014. The project's final cost was $49.4 million. Coming soon to San Diego is a new waterfront park covering 8 acres of prime space in the Columbia (Waterfront) District. The parking lots surrounding the [...]

Marriott Hotels (Lane Field North)

San Diego Lane Field Lane Field is located at 900 West Broadway in downtown San Diego North Embarcadero in the Columbia (waterfront) District. Since the 60's Lane Field has been used as a parking lot structure for cruise boat passengers and the general public. Before that it served as a baseball stadium from 1936 to [...]

Old Police Headquarters

Old Police Headquarters San Diego Visit the official page for The Headquarters for more information on shops and restaurants. Update November 2013: This project is now complete and opened to the public November 17th, 2013. Located at 501 Pacific Highway next to San Diego's Seaport Village, the San Diego Old Police Headquarters (OPH), a San [...]

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