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Chargers Focused On Stadium Site Downtown

This interview was most enlightening, especially the reference to day to day discussions between the Chargers and the City since last January. As my bio indicates I am a Member of the Centre City Advisory Committee, which is the Project Area Committee/Community Planning Group for the CCDC Redevelopment Area, as the representative of the Downtown San Diego Residents Group. These comments are my own. The Charger site downtown is very interesting since this area, the East Village/Barrio Logan needs help given these economic times. The restaurants, hotels, and condos would not have happened without Petco Park, or at least in my life time. Financing is the key and downtown has two tax and financial incentive zones, the San Diego Regional Enterprise Zone (state) and the San Diego Renewal Community (federal) which provides benefits to a private developer that is not available in the other areas.

CCDC is tapped out under current rules, and there will be some need for creative thinking on how to make this work, but it is clear that the critical mass of the Convention Center, Petco Park, and the new Charger's Stadium could make downtown San Diego world class AND produce the tax dollars (property, sales, transit occupancy, etc.) necessary to provide all the services that are needed for ALL of San Diego County. I look forward to seeing this proposal develop with lots of public impute.

As an aside the value of 166 acres in Mission Valley can not be dismissed especially if the City elects to expand the tax incentives that I referred to above to north of I-8..

December 13, 2009 at 9:25 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

New Downtown Stadium Proposed For The Chargers

This interview was most enlightening, especially the reference to day to day discussions between the Chargers and the City since last January. As my bio indicates I am a Member of the Centre City Advisory Committee, which is the Project Area Committee/Community Planning Group for the CCDC Redevelopment Area, as the representative of the Downtown San Diego Residents Group. These comments are my own. The Charger site downtown is very interesting since this area, the East Village/Barrio Logan needs help given these economic times. The restaurants, hotels, and condos would not have happened without Petco Park, or at least in my life time. Financing is the key and downtown has two tax and financial incentive zones, the San Diego Regional Enterprise Zone (state) and the San Diego Renewal Community (federal) which provides benefits to a private developer that is not available in the other areas.

CCDC is tapped out under current rules, and there will be some need for creative thinking on how to make this work, but it is clear that the critical mass of the Convention Center, Petco Park, and the new Charger's Stadium could make downtown San Diego world class AND produce the tax dollars (property, sales, transit occupancy, etc.) necessary to provide all the services that are needed for ALL of San Diego County. I look forward to seeing this proposal develop with lots of public impute.

As an aside the value of 166 acres in Mission Valley can not be dismissed especially if the City elects to expand the tax incentives that I referred to above to north of I-8...

December 13, 2009 at 5:22 a.m. ( | suggest removal )