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Wednesday, June 20, 2007 | We submitted a citizen’s report on the Sunroad Centrum 12 Building to the city’s Chief Operating Officer Ronne Froman entitled “2005 Premeditated Corruption under the Guise of Mistakes and Oversight.” Our report consists of an analysis of documents we received as part of a Public Records Act request to the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority.
We noticed Sunroad representative are still mistakenly implying that they have to remove the top two floors (11th and 12th floors). Actually, Sunroad is only required to remove the top 20 feet (which consist of a 10.73′ high penthouse and a 17.33 foot high 12th floor). By repositioning the 12th floor ceiling to a height of 8.33 feet, the 160 foot FAA height limit and the approved Building Permits will be complied with. Sunroad will not lose any of their 306,000 square footage of leasable space and/or two floors.
Based on the Municipal Code, the Sunroad Centrum 12 building is actually 14 stories and 10 percent over the approved Gross Floor Area of 306,000 because of a Phantom Floor and the Penthouse/Utility Room. Under the “strong mayor” form of government, Mayor Jerry Sanders is the only person who can demand Sunroad abide by the Municipal Code and their approved building permit. Also the building permit is set to expire in less than two weeks, on July 2. Hopefully Mayor Sanders will not renew Sunroad’s illegally obtained Building Permit. The ball is in Mayor Sanders’ court.
On Thursday June 21, Sunroad has a hearing before the Planning Commission for four to five-story residential condominiums which do not comply with the Municipal Code requirements of a maximum of 45 feet high and a maximum Floor-Area-Ratio (FAR) of 0.5. It also does not comply with the EIR or Master Plan which has a 3-story height limit and an FAR of 0.32 to 0.42. Sunroad is also trying to ignore the requirement they agreed to in the 2002 Master Plan to move the SDG&E Substation. For the physical safety of the people who will be buying their condominiums, Sunroad has to move the SDG&E Substation from the residential area to the commercial area as promised.