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What Is Plan B For Redevelopment Of Balboa Park?

Everyone want cars removed but everybody wishes for it without the bypass bridge. It seems that most opponents of the Jacobs plan favor the Lewis plan which is far less developed and has nowhere near the momentum. In my view both plans are good and would be worlds better than what we have now, but I'm concerned that if the current plan fails, the momentum and political will behind the Lewis plan will not be enough to see it to fruition and we will be left with more decades of car choked plazas. This is completely unacceptable in my view. Because of this I am a supporter of the Plaza De Panama project. But why can't we have a hybrid of the two plans??? The Jacobs plan should adopt the West Perimeter Road from the Lewis Plan with the Quincy st bridge being repurposed as the new West Entrance to the Park. The road would lead directly through Jacobs underground parking garage. This way we could do away with both the Centenial Bridge and anything that resembles Centenial Road. The Cabrillo Bridge would be free to convert to pedestrian-only and Alcazar Gardens could also be fully restored. This is BY FAR the best option.

June 7, 2012 at 12:58 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Balboa Park Plaza de Panama Project Goes Before Planning Commission Thursday

Everyone want cars removed but everybody wishes for it without the bypass bridge. It seems that most opponents of the Jacobs plan favor the Lewis plan which is far less developed and has nowhere near the momentum. In my view both plans are good and would be worlds better than what we have now, but I'm concerned that if the current plan fails, the momentum and political will behind the Lewis plan will not be enough to see it to fruition and we will be left with more decades of car choked plazas. This is completely unacceptable in my view. Because of this I am a supporter of the Plaza De Panama project. But why can't we have a hybrid of the two plans??? The Jacobs plan should adopt the West Perimeter Road from the Lewis Plan with the Quincy st bridge being repurposed as the new West Entrance to the Park. The road would lead directly through Jacobs underground parking garage. This way we could do away with both the Centenial Bridge and anything that resembles Centenial Road. The Cabrillo Bridge would be free to convert to pedestrian-only and Alcazar Gardens could also be fully restored. This is BY FAR the best option.

June 7, 2012 at 12:41 a.m. ( | suggest removal )