The State Coastal Commission rejected the San Diego Port’s proposal of a Downtown San Diego revamp on Wednesday April 14th, 2010. They are saying that the planned revisions in the project would cheat the public of open space.
The vote was 5 to 5, failing to give the port the majority needed to move ahead with the first phase. A commission staffer said the vote was final. Port officials have said the rejection of the project would force them to scrap the first phase entirely due to uncertainty over funding. Critics said the project would have made the waterfront more welcoming to the cruise ship industry than to San Diegans.
They disliked the ports decision to remove a large, oval park from the initial phase. Commissioner Sara Wan of Malibu agreed, saying it failed to meet open space requirements laid out in the ports plan for the North Embarcadero. Its not the shape of the park thats the issue, she said. Its the size and location.
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