The Downtown San Diego Convention Expansion has been on the plans for some time now and the City Council has approved a $54.4 million interim bond as financing for the project. This money will provide financing for site acquisition, utility relocation and construction drawings. But before the bonds can be issued, the California Coastal Commission will have to approve the project and have the court confirm legality. It might not be able to get the approval until March 2013. The project would also include extending the convention center closet to the waterfront as well as a roof top park. For more information visit The San Diego Union Tribune and the article Convention Center funding plan Okd.