The Lyceum’s parking problems, arts groups salute Conrad Prebys, the Roscoe’s rumors are true and more in our weekly digest of arts and culture news.
On this week’s podcast, Andrew Keatts and Sara Libby discuss a plan for Seaport Village that took a step forward this week, a tense Council exchange over a proposal to change city elections and Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s opposition to Prop. 57. Plus: Highlights from this week’s Meeting of the Minds event.
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.
Chula Vista and Port of San Diego officials are hoping to entice developers with something rare in California: the promise of hassle-free waterfront development. Chula Vista’s space is one of the largest developable waterfront properties left on the West Coast.
This week’s San Diego Explained covers one of the lesser known but more powerful government agencies in town: the Port of San Diego. The Port serves as a landlord to the businesses located on the water’s edge, but people don’t always agree on how that land should be used.
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?
Creating a standalone Airport Authority was supposed to be a temporary move before it got folded into other transit agencies. Instead it’s grown into a powerful, moneyed force.
In cultural institutions, education and sports to name a few, San Diego’s got some new names to know.