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What’s A Port Worth Anyway?

Evening Edition

Above: The new owner of San Diego County's two major newspapers, Doug Manchester, along with his business partner John Lynch, are continuing to pitch their plan to do away with the Port of San Diego's Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal. They propose building a new stadium and sports arena in its place, saying the terminal simply doesn't make enough money. I - Newsource Reporter Brad Racino has spent the last few months examining that claim.

Aired 9/27/12 on KPBS Midday Edition.

Take a deep dive into San Diego's Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal and find out what developers and the San Diego Unified Port Commission are fighting over.

Transcript

Aired 9/27/12 on KPBS News.

Take a deep dive into San Diego's Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal and find out what developers and the San Diego Unified Port Commission are fighting over.

Special Feature Tenth Avenue Terminal

I-Newsource looked at all the leases on the Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal, talked with port supporters and opponents, maritime experts, and dozens of employees and small business owners affected by what happens on that land. What follows is a look at the terminal from all angles

— Developers have drooled for years over the Port of San Diego's Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal. But each new idea -- most with a football stadium attached -- has been beaten back by those who believe a rare, deep water port should remain...just that.

Today, Port Authority, the latest I-Newsource/KPBS investigation, tackles the question: Are we getting the biggest bang for our considerable bucks at that terminal?

To get to the bottom of this, we spent months wading through tons of paper, analyzing the economics, talking with Port supporters and opponents and maritime experts. We interviewed dozens of employees and small business owners affected by what happens on those 96 acres that jut out into the bay.

The result? You be the judge.

We’ve taken all of our reporting and plugged it into moveable graphics on the web. Each topic is in short, digestible pieces packed with information and full of context. Click here and have fun learning what you need to know to weigh in on the debate over how the terminal should be used.

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snowjob | September 27, 2012 at 11:01 p.m. ― 2 years, 1 month ago

the port, as a public entity, should seek maximum benefits, both economic and civic, for the the citizens of san diego who are the true owners of the port tidelands. a rigorous analysis of the the tenth ave marine terminal (tamt) finances and civic benefits would certainly show that the current uses and operations of the tamt are performing way below what should be expected.

as such, the port is not acting in the best interests of its constituents. other uses should be considered including a relocated cruise ship terminal along with public access to the waterfront in this prime location. the tamt situation warrants a comprehensive and open discussion of what would be the best combination of uses for all the stakeholders. blind knee jerk reactions to claim that the tamt should continue solely as an underutilized cargo terminal or for a sports complex are short sighted. the citizenry deserve much more.

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