Forget about that new football stadium plan.
The man behind the plan, roundly rejected by the football that was to play there, informed the Chargers that his group was going silent after just last week unveiling an ambitious plan to build 5,000 condos, loads of other development and a football stadium at the Qualcomm Stadium site.
Here’s the body of the e-mail from developer Perry Dealy:
Just wanted to officially notify you that our 16 member volunteer task force put together to analyze a redevelopment strategy for the QUALCOMM Stadium site that could accommodate a new NFL football stadium is immediately stopping any and all media outreach on our option. In light of the negative impact it is having for you and the Chargers along with any negative implications with the Mayors office, we all collectively agreed that this outcome was not our intent and what was a sincere and honest effort to independently develop a concept and framework that may have some life is not an option at this point in time. It was never our intent to mount any type of campaign going forward but only as civic minded leaders wanted to put our best effort forward for a viable option for the City and Chargers. Under the auspices of no good deed goes unpunished, we somehow feel more negative has come out of this then was ever anticipated or intended.
Our group still wish the Chargers success in finding a new home in the County and any help either myself or our task force can lend to assist you, the Chargers and the City we make ourselves available.
One caveat: You’ll notice that the wording says the group is “stopping any and all media outreach.”
So, technically, the group could still be moving forward and just not telling the media about it or trying to rally public support.
The tone of the letter suggests otherwise. But I’ve put the question to Dealy to clarify that and am awaiting a response.