November 17, 2008

Coastal Commission denies downtown San Diego CDP

By Coastal Commission denies downtown San Diego CDP

San Diegans are familiar with the open lots at the foot of Broadway and Harbor in downtown;  this is prime real estate (and the site of the former Lane Field, home of the then-Pacific Coast League San Diego Padres), and the Port of San Diego has been wanting to develop the lots for some time.  The Port put together a plan to build two luxury hotels (with a project price tag of $400 million).  But the Commission last week deadlocked 5-5 over approving the coastal development permit, fearing increased traffic and parking.

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