Here are my responses to some of the comments that have been posted today.
RE: Simple Guy wrote:
This initiative sounds really weird. Is this part of the proposal to build a new stadium for the Chargers out over the water and have the port operations keep going on underneath it?
Well you are correct, this initiative does sound weird. One of the allowable uses under the initiative would be for a professional sports venue. Yes, one of the proposals is that port operations could continue and a 96+ acre deck would be built above these facilities and all of the new facilities would go on top of that. What a view!
The initiative mentions “creative architectural and engineering design” and also references “air rights” over the terminal and adjacent grounds. I have to give them credit for the creative part.
RE: Jack Griffiths wrote:
On Thursday morning last SD Community Solutions presented their proposal to the Infrastructure Cmte of the SD Regional Chamber of Commerce and then participated in a Q & A session with the members of that Cmte.
I was not at this meeting but what occurred here is very similar to what has been happening at other presentations that the proponents have participated in. Smoke and mirrors with misinformation to try and support their position.
RE: Sez Me wrote:
IN CASE READERS WERE WONDERING WHY THERE ARE SO MANY SUPPORTING COMMENTS ********************
I agree with you that this issue deserves to be discussed in public, hence the Café San Diego blog today, which is public. We welcome seeing the proponents do their own blog on here to support their position.
FACT—The proponents were invited numerous times to present their position at the April 8th Port Commission meeting prior to the commissioners taking any official action on this initiative. They did not show up.
RE: Robert E. Lee wrote:
I’m with you, Adrian. Pardon my French, but what a dopey-ass idea, proposing to build something like this atop the Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal.
Thanks Robert. I guess my own idea of an airport on top of a stadium on top of the terminal is a non-starter with you as well.