In this week’s San Diego Explained, NBC 7 San Diego’s Monica Dean and VOSD’s Andrew Keatts explain how developers – not public officials – are framing the discussion about San Diego’s waterfront, and why that has some people concerned.
The Port must grapple with a fundamental question as it considers the proposals for the future of Seaport Village: How much say should a single developer have over public land? It also must consider what’s suitable for public waterfront property in the first place, whether each plan is consistent with the Port’s vision and what’s best for its budget.
The Port has decided to let developers shape major overhauls of Seaport Village and Harbor Island before it finalizes a comprehensive master plan for the waterfront. That means it is private developers, not public officials, who are framing the discussion of the bay’s future.
National City’s waterfront park space and vehicle import volumes could both double under a “balanced” land use plan supported by city and Port of San Diego officials.
The soaring success of vehicle importer Pasha Automotive Services has set up a showdown for the Port of San Diego, pitting public officials against one another and resurrecting a longstanding debate: Should a lucrative car business take priority over public amenities?
The Port and NASSCO both say the shipbuilding giant’s rent is appropriate. But other shipbuilders nearby pay almost 40 percent more on a per-square foot basis.
A federal prosecutor gave the first clue Friday to the biggest unanswered question in the campaign finance scandal: What did the wealthy Mexican national who allegedly conspired to illegally fund San Diego elections want?
An unlikely bunch of products are driving San Diego’s shipping industry.
The plan will define the future of land use for the San Diego Bay.