Standing in front of the emerald green windows of the Sunroad Enterprises office building at the center of an ongoing scandal, Mayor Jerry Sanders gave his support to a restoration and mitigation order against Sunroad that was issued yesterday by the city’s Development Services Department.

That document essentially orders Sunroad to restore the building to an acceptable height, as we reported today.

Sanders also assured San Diegans that the city would no longer be having any negotiations with the Federal Aviation Authority regarding changing the flight patterns over Montgomery Field Airport to accommodate the building. The 12-story tower has been deemed a hazard by the FAA.

We reported last week that the city worked with Sunroad consultants before making a presentation to FAA officials in May.

Sanders said Sunroad could continue to complete some essential work, including “filling in ditches.” This morning, there were still several machines working on the site itself, but there appeared to be no one working either on or in the controversial building itself.

Sanders also assured San Diegans that no work would proceed on two other buildings Sunroad has planned for the site. One of those buildings is slated at 14 stories, another is slated at 16 stories.

“Nothing, nothing will happen to either of those two structures unless or until the FAA and other regulatory authorities approves,” Sanders said.


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