The Downtown San Diego Partnership announced Sept. 30 that its board of directors has voted to support the San Diego Chargers’ Measure C, which calls for a hotel tax hike to finance a proposed new stadium with convention facilities in East Village.
San Diego-based general contractor Pacific Building Group recently completed a $7 million tenant improvement project for the downtown office of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services department, which is part of the federal Department of Homeland Security.
SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. plans to invest $175 million in new shows and attractions nationwide in 2017, including its new Orca Encounter at SeaWorld San Diego. Officials said the investment will be among the biggest one-year capital-spending tallies in the theme park operator’s five-decade history.
August passenger traffic rose 2.1 percent from a year ago at San Diego International Airport, with the facility handling more than 1.9 million arriving and departing travelers during the month.
The value of San Diego County’s construction starts rose 28 percent from a year ago in the first eight months of 2016, topping $2.86 billion, according to the latest monthly figures from Dodge Data & Analytics.
Sprouts Farmers Market has leased 32,688 square feet in San Diego’s Clairemont neighborhood, with plans to open a new store in fall 2017, CoStar Group reported.
PROPERTY: Various Projects Add to Momentum for Change
With no major fanfare or grand-opening hoopla, home furnishings retailer Restoration Hardware Outlet opened for business in mid-September at the Grossmont Center mall in La Mesa, filling a 55,000-square-foot space vacated by the bankrupt sporting goods chain Sports Authority.
POLITICS: Some See Lack of Oversight, City Ceding Control
After more than a year of discussions, San Diego officials are nearing agreement on standards expected to boost oversight and raise standards for the approval of projects currently overseen by Civic San Diego, the nonprofit that has the final say on many development projects downtown and elsewhere in the city.
The federal government is scrutinizing the proposed purchase of Hotel del Coronado by Chinese insurer Anbang Insurance Group Co., due to its proximity to a large U.S. Navy base, Bloomberg News reported.
Encintas-headquartered RAF Pacifica Group has purchased a 15.65-acre property in San Marcos for $8 million, with plans to build a new four-building industrial campus.