The $28 million first phase of the North Embarcadero Visionary Plan got its final approval from the San Diego Unified Port District last week. Even though the approval was given at least one appeal is expected to the California Coastal Commission, and state budget woes could take away the funds set aside for this project.
In the first phase of this plan the West end of Broadway will be enhanced with landscaping, wider walkways and upgraded infrastructure. There will also be a pavilion North of Broadway that includes ticket booths for Harbor excursions and information for visitors. They say if no further delays…we can all expect this to be done by mid 2013.
To read more about Phase 1 visit Port of San Diego and to read 92101 Urban Living’s former blogs click on The North Embarcadero Visionary Plan Hearing Delayed Until April 2010!, The North Embarcadero Visionary Plan in Downtown San Diego is to be Heard at the California Coastal Commission Meeting! and Public Infrastructure Project – North Embarcadero Visionary Plan Phase 1″ in Downtown San Diego!
Home #301 in Doma located in the Little Italy District is a contemporary and spacious two story loft like home with one bedroom and two bathrooms in Downtown San Diego. This home features a private inner court yard facing balcony overlooking the community grass area and lush landscaping. The gourmet kitchen opens up towards the living room area and has stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops and cherry cabinets that match the Brazilian hardwood floors in the living room. The bedroom is located upstairs and has carpet, and an office nook. You can stand in your bedroom and see down to the living room area. There are also window coverings on all windows and a laundry room with a full size washer and dryer. There are plenty of closets for storage.
The rent is $2,750/month for 1 bedroom, 1 ½ bathrooms and 1 parking space (located next to the elevator). Security deposit $2,750 with one year lease! Furniture negotiable! No pets! Storage unit available for $150/month!
Located in the heart of the Little Italy District; Doma located on the corners of Fir and Kettner in the Little Italy neighborhood of Downtown San Diego. Doma is a mid-rise complex consisting of two buildings. One of the buildings consists of contemporary lofts constructed out of cement and the other building has town homes, city homes, and loft units constructed out of steel/wood frame. The building was constructed by Citymark Development and was completed in 2003. Highlights include: contemporary loft building located in Little Italy, high-end appointments, unique two-level, city level and town home floor plans, loft floor plans feature large square footages, and some of the west facing units have very nice bay views while the east facing units have excellent city views. Doma is in a wonderful location and is a great building. Walk to everything Downtown San Diego has to offer!
Domas amenities include:
• Concrete construction
• Architecture by award-winning Martinez + Cutri Architects
• Roof-top entertainment deck with West Facing Bay Views
• Two-story, fully-equipped exercise facility
• Outdoor spa
• Lushly landscaped Interior courtyard
• Secure underground parking with optional storage
• Street Level Walk-up residences with street-side entrance and patio
• Live/work residences fronting on Kettner
• San Diego Bay and skyline views
• Refined, sophisticated interiors with decidedly urban design
• Dual-glazed windows for sound insulation with low-emission glass for sun protection and energy efficiency
• Raised-panel, wooden entry and interior doors
• Units are-wired for security system
• Energy-efficient air conditioning and forced-air heating
• Designer-selected chrome Grohe plumbing fixtures
• 12 x 12 granite tile countertops with 6 backsplash
• European maple cabinetry
• Cast-iron dual sink with designer-selected Grohe chrome pullout faucet
• Deluxe stainless steel Whirlpool appliances, including 30 gas cook top with sealed burners, 30 self-cleaning oven with convection microwave, energy-efficient, extra-quiet, six-cycle power-clean dishwasher
Showings by appointment only! For more information please e-mail [email protected] or call 619-992-5144.
Two years ago, the Sunroad Boat Show moved out of it’s downtown San Diego locale, behind the Convention Center, and on to the Sunroad Resort Marina on Harbor Island. With a more intimate, homier feel the show is prepared for the growth it will see this time around.
Why the growth of a boat show in this slow economy? Well, there is more water space for brokers to showcase used boats and let’s be honest, this is a time for great deals if you’re in the market for one. With the latest boats on exhibit, more booths, products and in water boats to see, this very fun event will be 10% bigger.
Beginning January 27, the Sunroad Boat Show will open with hours from noon-6pm (on the 27th & 28th) and 10am-6pm on the 29th and 30th. $10/adults, $5/kids (12-16), under 12, military, emergency techs, police and fire employees will all be admitted free (now that’s how it should be). This is a very cool event, be sure to check it out if you haven’t done so!
photo via www.latitude38.com
In the heart of Seaport Village, in fabulous downtown San Diego, Captain Hunt Tobacconist resides and they are ready to have some fun! This family owned tobacco shop, with it’s extremely friendly service, invites you to come on down to the bay and have a smoke. On Wednesday, January 26th, from 5-9pm, exclusive cigars are at your fingertips. Take your purchase and sit outside, admire the views of our gorgeous bay, and revel in a good cigar.
Not only does Captain Hunt offer events like this but they also sell different pipes, pipe tobacco, and cigars. Another bonus, they validate your parking stub! Go check them out tomorrow evening; they will not disappoint.
A mirror image of the existing terminal at Lindbergh Field will soon be seen by Downtown San Diego Condo & Loft home owners, residents and travelers. The $1 billion expansion will transform the airport to a totally new Terminal 2. The Green Build, as its called, will have 10 new gates and a common area for travelers, a dual-level roadway for arrivals and departing passangers and a curbside check in with its own underground baggage conveyor track.
If you have a chance to stop by to take a look you will see the 1.5 million square foot concrete that has been poured over the 784 support piles in Downtown San Diego. In February…the prefabricated steel will start to come in from Arizona and after a couple of months the skeletal structure should be in place.
To read more about this project visit the San Diego Union Tribune.
The San Diego Black Film Festival is back to Downtown San Diego and is taking place at the Horton Plaza, Balboa Park and the Marriott Hotel on Thursday January 27th, 2011 at 12pm to January 30th. This festival is one of the largest black film festivals in the country, where you can enjoy African American cinema through film screenings, celebrity panels, red carpet and the awards ceremony.
There is a new addition to the festival this year…Club Noir, where you can party with a star! Open daily for the public. This is where the Industrial Party, Fashion Show and the Shaft Superfly Party will take place.
Downtown San Diego Condo and Downtown San Diego Loft home owners in Gaslamp City Square in the Gaslamp District, Renaissance in the Marina District and Electra in the Columbia District are just a short stroll away from the activities during these four days. Dont miss out on all the fun!
For more information visit www.sdbff.com and to read 92101 Urban Living’s last years blog click on San Diego Black Film Festival at Horton Plaza in Downtown San Diego 2010!.
When you live in a downtown San Diego loft or condo, parking comes at a premium. Whether or not you have one, two or zero parking spots, you know the hassle of finding parking…and the familiarity of the above photo. A brilliant somebody discovered that the city had been absorbing a $9.50 state surcharge on tickets that motorists should be paying…this discovery will save our beloved (and financially strapped) city $3 million big ones! The state has also recently issued another $3 surcharge so all tickets now have an additional $12.50 charge. These surcharges fund state trial court building, just so you know.
So that $30 expired meter ticket, that every once in awhile felt tolerable to pay, is now going to cost you $42.50…ouch! Watch those meters, my downtown San Diego friends (and visitors). Watch those meters!
photo via insidesocal.com
A 13,000 mile migration is underway and living in a downtown San Diego loft or condo keeps you nice and close to this amazing event. The California Gray Whale is on it’s way to the warmer waters of Baja and your chance to see them can be found in the Embarcadero.
Many whale watching tours are available and a special event, to celebrate the Gray Whale’s special journey, is taking place on Saturday, January 22nd. From 11-3pm at the Port Pavilion on the Broadway Pier, the Whale Festival will kick off. Face painting, music, an inflatable walk through whale, and lots of exhibitors will make this a fun family event.
Want to take in the sights of the beautiful Downtown San Diego skyline? What can be better that a three course dinner under the light of a full moon?
Hornblower Cruises departures once every month..on that specific full moon night…from the Columbia District in Downtown where you come aboard the Hornblower’s signature dinner cruise where the evening start off with a glass of champagne. The next cruise is coming up on January 19th.
This is what is included:
- 3-hour cruise on a comfortable yacht on San Diego Bay
- 3-course dinner with duet entree
- Wine list and cocktails available for purchase
- Dj Entertainer for Music requests and dancing
- Views that change with the courses
- Boarding glass of champagne or sparkling cider
- Opportunity onboard to add hors d’oeuvres, California wines & premium dessert options
To get more information visit www.hornblower.com or go straight to reservation here.
This Sunday, the 7th Annual San Diego Restaurant Week begins. With over 180 of San Diego’s best restaraunts participating, a $20,$30 or $40, three course meal, is awaiting you. No need to buy tickets, you just show up and dine at any of the participating gigs! And, living in a downtown San Diego loft of condo means you can walk to a good chunk of these dining spots-living in downtown San Diego is fabulous!