December 02, 2016 by: raye scottDowntown San Diego
ig changes are around the corner for San Diego’s Seaport Village. On Tuesday, a bicoastal team of developers were granted final approval from the San Diego Unified Port District Tuesday to redevelop Seaport Village. When completed, “Seaport San Diego” will be a $1.2 billion project that is scheduled to begin construction in 2020 and be completed between 2022 and 2025. It will include a 480-foot observation tower; partially underground aquarium; three hotels; shops and restaurants; 30 acres of new parkland, beach and promenades; and upgraded facilities for commercial fishing fleets. This completion will be just in time for the chance that the 2025 Olympic Games will be held in Los Angeles and the sailing events held in the San Diego Bay. Yehudi “Gaf” Gaffen, who leads the development team stated “I think San Diego is on the edge of a major renaissance. It will be transformative to downtown. It’s really going to turn San Diego into America’s finest city.
September 29, 2016 by: raye scottDowntown San Diego
UCSD computer science and engineering student Alexander Bakst, wrote an interesting article regarding his desire to stay in San Diego post- graduation rather than move to Sorrento Valley.
He mentions some very interesting points regarding the attractiveness of San Diego in comparison to up north such as the fact that San Diego is in a “sweet spot” of high start up opportunity,” and that out of 37 metro areas, San Diego ranks 18th nationally.
July 28, 2016 by: raye scottDowntown San Diego
A $400 million project on 7th and Market has been approved and will include Ritz Carlton, Whole Foods, apartments, condos and offices.
The Cisterra project, which will be a very noticeable change to San Diego’s downtown skyline, is designed with two towers, one 39 stories tall that would be devoted to housing and hotel rooms, the other 19 stories, primarily for offices.
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